The Texas Hemp Growers Association (THGA) is hosting the 2021 Texas Hemp Row-Crop Field Day, August 26, 2021, at the Bingham Vineyards and Winery in Meadow.
“Attendees will have the opportunity to learn directly from field-scale farmers and their early experience in hemp," said Calvin Trostle, Texas A&M AgriLife state hemp specialist. "The type of hemp production observed will be larger-scale field operations, essentially fully mechanical, where West Texas hemp growers have found ways to greatly reduce production costs."
The field day will provide education and information about the benefits of growing hemp and the use of hemp for feed, food and fiber.
“I am pleased with the innovation the farmers in the West Texas region have brought to hemp. Yes, the scale of farming may not be a fit for small-acre, hand-oriented hemp production, but I believe we will see a wide-open view of what hemp farming can become,” Trostle added.
Guest speakers will include Trostle, Senator Charles Perry, Calvin Trostle, Noureddine Abidi, Texas Tech Fiber and Biopolymer Institute, experienced Texas hemp farmers and hemp farmers from other states. The event will also feature a processing tour, wine tasting, food trucks, live music, hemp vodka and hemp beer tastings.
The field day is free for farmers, agribusinesses, and ag educators and will take place from 3 pm to 8 pm, Thursday, August 26, at Bingham Vineyards and Winery, 645 HWY 303 Meadow.
THA exists to leverage producer influence on the emerging hemp industry in Texas from seed to sale through supporting the development of infrastructure, connecting growers to resources and markets, and engaging governments and businesses in the promotion of industrial hemp as a valuable resource.
"THGA is working diligently to ensure that the livelihood of farmers is at the forefront of all discussions regarding hemp in Texas," said Mason Becker, THGA board member.
For more information and to register for this exciting event please visit us at www.isupporthemp.com