If you are interested in growing hemp, learning how hemp is processed, or knowing more about Western Australia’s hemp industry, consider attending the WA Hemp Growers’ Cooperative (HempGro)’s field days in February.
The first field day will take place at Denmark Hemp Farm in Kentdale (around 450 kilometres from Perth). Attendees will be able to tour the broad acre hemp harm, its hemp paddocks and the farm’s processing facilities.
A representative from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) will speak about compliance requirements and regulations, and a regenerative agronomist will speak about growing industrial hemp. Brad Skeggs from Denmark Hemp Farm will also share his experience with hemp farming and his business South Coast Hemp Foods.
The field day will be held on Wednesday, February 2nd, from 10 am – 2 pm AWST. The address is 323 Board Road, Kentdale, WA 6333. If you would like to attend, book a ticket here.
The second field day will take place at Harvey Hemp Farm in Harvey (around 135 kilometres from Perth). This day will show how Harvey Hemp farms hemp on a former dairy pasture and how harvested hemp is processed into oil, protein powder and flour.
It will feature several field talks, including one held by Harvey Hemp’s co-founders, Greg LeGuir and Mark Power. Like the Denmark Hemp Farm field day, a representative from DPIRD and an agronomist will also speak.
This field day will take place on Friday, February 4th, from 10 am – 2 pm AWT. The address is 131 Herbert Road, Harvey, WA 6220, and you can book a ticket here.
Attendees are welcome to ask speakers questions, and refreshments will be provided at both events. Tickets cost $25 – $35, and you will need to book ahead to attend.