The Department of Agronomy at K-State is hosting a special seminar on industrial hemp production and all are invited to attend this free event. Dr. David Williams will present “Industrial Hemp as a Modern U.S. Commodity Crop” on Tuesday, October 16 at 3:30 pm in room 1018 in Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center, Manhattan. Refreshments, provided by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, will be served prior to the seminar at 3:00 pm.
Dr. Williams, professor of agronomy, is also the Director of the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability at the University of Kentucky. He has lead the industrial hemp agronomic research efforts at UK since 2014. Research at the Robinson Center has included agronomic and production management for fiber, oil, and CBD production. He will share their experiences and his view of current knowledge gaps.