Seminar on industrial hemp set for next week in Dimmitt – Plainview Daily Herald

Seminar on industrial hemp set for next week in Dimmitt - Plainview Daily Herald


11:55 am CST, Friday, February 7, 2020

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host an Industrial Hemp Seminar in Dimmitt next week.

The educational seminar will start at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Castro County Expo Center, 405 SE Fourth St. in Dimmitt. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by noon on Feb. 10.

Registration, which will start at 8:30 a.m., will cost $20 per person.

Andrew Dunlap, AgriLife Extension Agronomy agent for Castro, Lamb and Hale Counties, will give the welcome.

A panel of presenters, including Dunlap, are scheduled to then dive into a presentation called “’First Things’ Considerations for Industrial Hemp in Texas.”

Other presenters include Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension Agronomist for Lubbock and Justin Benavidez, AgriLife Extension agent economics specialist for Amarillo.

Topics to be covered include the following:

Industrial hemp background
Opportunities in industrial hemp for fiber, grain and CBD
Major issues surrounding planting and poor planting seed quality
Preliminary agronomic considerations for production
What the anticipated Texas Department of Agriculture rules will be
Economic considerations and risks

The presentation will end with a question-and-answer session about industrial hemp.

The program is expected to end by noon, though it’s noted on the announcement that the Q&A session could extend beyond that.

Additional information about industrial hemp is available at

Those interested in attending can RSVP by calling the Texas A&M AgriLife Office in Castro County at (806)647-4115 or emailing

Individuals with disabilities interested in attending and who may need additional accommodations can call the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center in Lubbock at (806)746-6101 five days before the event so proper arrangements can be made.

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