UK Industrial Hemp Research Field Day is Aug 11

by Katie Pratt, University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will host an industrial hemp field day Aug. 11 at UK’s Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington.

At 9 a.m., UK’s industrial hemp research team will introduce themselves to participants and a series of updates will follow. Tom Keene, UK hemp extension associate, will give a UK hemp extension update. Doris Hamilton, director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program, will present a department update. Nicole Ward Gauthier, UK extension plant pathologist, and Josh Hendrix with the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association will discuss hemp diseases.

UK researchers and extension specialists will highlight their latest hemp research projects in tours that run from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. 

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