HempGro held its second field day on Friday, 4 February which was hosted by industrial hemp processors Harvey Hemp.
More than 50 guests attended the event to hear from co-founders Greg LeGuier and Mark Power about their vision to become a Western Australian-based scalable and commercial cultivator, processor and distributor of low THC hemp seed for healthy food, wellness and commercial products.
Attendees also gleaned valuable information from renowned biological farming agronomist Ken Bailey who spoke about regenerative farming techniques and carbon capture, whilst representatives from DPIRB addressed the audience about regulatory issues.
After speaking to the crowd, HempGro Executive Officer Gail Stubber took guests for an educative tour of Harvey Hemp’s French varietal Fedora-17 crop, followed by a tour of the processing facilities, led by Operations Manager Stephen Ward.
Greg LeGuier said that he was grateful for the support of HempGro in organising the field day and that the fact the event attracted so many people, including reporters from The Countryman, Harvey Waroona Reporter, and Farm Weekly, is evidence of the growing attention being paid to industrial hemp.
“Western Australia’s industrial hemp sector is in a strong place, with increasing interest being shown in it by interstate and overseas parties,” said Greg. “Along with the favourable climate, WA enjoys strong support from government and the wider farming sector which is taking up hemp as a rotational crop in greater numbers.”
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