Approximately 50 people attended the Industrial Hemp Field Day on August 30th to learn about hemp research and production in Brazeau County.
Participants on the tour visited the West-Central Forage Association hemp fields research site at land provided by Reeve Bart Guyon; resident Henry Hughes’ hemp field; the Bio- Composites Group facility in Drayton Valley; and the Breton Plots, where the University of Alberta has planted hemp on a trial basis. The Industrial Hemp Field Day was organized by the West-Central Forage Association, in partnership with Brazeau County.
For more information on industrial hemp and Brazeau County’s efforts to promote the industry, please visit www.brazeau.ab.ca/business/workshops and select the three Seed to Sales Workshop to access documents.
Look for more on the Field Day in the Fall 2017 edition of The Seed agricultural newsletter.