The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is hosting an educational hemp seminar on Dec. 10 in both Cat Spring and Wharton.
The first event will be held at the Cat Spring Ag Society Hall, 13035 Hall Road. Cat Spring registration will begin at 1 p.m. with the event beginning at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, with checks payable to MCAF. The event will adjourn at 4:30 p.m.
Cat Spring registration will begin at 1 p.m. with the event from 1:30 p.m. and final remarks by 4:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person and an RSVP is not required. For additional information please contact Haylee Wolford, AgriLife Extension agent for Austin County at 979-865-2072; Laramie Naumann, AgriLife Extension agent for Colorado County at 979-732- 2082; Scott Willey, AgriLife Extension agent for Fayette County at 979-966-5831; and Kara Matheney, AgriLife Extension agent for Washington County at 979-277-6212.
A second event will be held in Wharton County at the Wharton Civic Center, 1924 N Fulton St. Wharton participants may RSVP to Corrie Bowen, AgriLife Extension agent for Wharton County or Stacey Shanks, AgriLife Extension secretary for Wharton County at 979-532-3310 by 5:00 p.m. on December 9.
The cost is $20 per person and may be paid at the door. Wharton registration will begin at 6 p.m. with the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bowen and Chad Odom, director of the Wharton Economic Development Cooperation will give the welcome to begin the program. The program will adjourn at 9 p.m.
Calvin Trostle, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock, will be the speaker for each seminar. Trostle will be presenting “First things: Considerations for Industrial Hemp in Texas.” George Knapek, Ph.D., program manager for representative farms with the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University will discuss economic considerations for growing hemp. Additional topics will include industrial hemp background; opportunities in industrial hemp for fiber, grain and cannabidiol, or CBD; common questions about hemp production; major issues surrounding planting; frequent poor planting seed quality; preliminary agronomic considerations for production; and a question and answer session about industrial hemp.