What:  After many years as an illegal crop, hemp is back in Virginia, and this time, it could prove to be even more versatile even than ever.  Researchers are finding new ways to use this easy to cultivate, renewable resource.

More Details: Virginia Tech researchers will give presentations on their work with all aspects of industrial hemp including CBDs, bioremediation, hempcrete, fertilizer regimes, and composites.  The public is invited to network with others interested in hemp, and to discuss the prospects for developing hemp in this region.  News media outlets interested in covering this forum are invited to attend.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  

Where:  Brooks Forest Products Lab, 1650 Research Center Drive, Blacksburg (across from the airport in the Corporate Research Center).

More information:  Contact Professor Tom Hammett, at 540-231-2716 or himal@vt.edu

Media inquiries contact:  Bill Foy | 540-998-0288 | fwill55@vt.edu