Murray State University will host and participate in a Hemp Education and Field Day held at the Curris Center on Thursday, August 4. The event is free and no pre-registration is required. The educational program will begin at 1 p.m. and consist of hemp program updates from CV Sciences, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and other key individuals within the industry, including a keynote presentation by Stuart Tomc of CV Sciences that speaks of the value of hemp-based products.
Following the education program, the event will include field day visits of the 2016 Murray State hemp crop on the West Farm beginning at 3:30 p.m.  Participants are asked to park at the Cherry West Kentucky Exposition Center and tours will proceed from the parking area to the field site. At this site, two plots of Futura 75 and Fedora 17 that were planted on May 9 will be available for viewing and agronomic discussions.

“The Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture is proud to provide support for this event, in conjunction with the continuing sponsorship of CV Sciences,” said Tony Brannon, Dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture. “Murray State University planted the first legal agricultural hemp research plot on May 12, 2014. Since that time, we have hosted field days and continually worked with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, local farmers, researchers and many other companies and partners to assist in the development of this industry in Kentucky.”