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Significant Turnout for ‘Everything about Hemp’ Workshop

November 5, 2019

HAGERSTOWN, MD (November 5, 2019) – The Washington County Department of Business Development, in partnership with the Maryland Hemp Coalition, Grow and Fortify, Maryland Department of Agriculture, and the University of Maryland Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics hosted a workshop titled 'Everything about Hemp.'

Over 100 attendees from across the state of Maryland and neighboring states of Pennsylvania and West Virginia gathered at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center to participate in the event. Attendees learned about what is hemp, how to grow and produce hemp, and the different varieties of hemp. The workshop featured 14 speakers that specialize in different aspects of the hemp and/or agriculture industry.

Leslie Hart, Agricultural Business Specialist said, "Wow! The amount of information presented today is applicable to the current hemp harvest and pertinent to the 2020 growing season. The 100+ attendees shows that hemp is a growing business interest gaining local and regional popularity."

For additional information, please contact Washington County's Public Relations and Marketing Department at 240-313-2380.