The Kentucky Hemp Research Foundation is seeking funding for industrial hemp market development. The KHRF seeks funding for implementing the following educational projects:
Local Hemp Foods Cook-Off
- Provide local restaurants with industrial hemp foods (cake, oil, hearts, toasted seed) in order to create a creative and unique hemp-based dish to sample during the cook-off.
- Invite community members to participate in the family-friendly event. Patrons taste test the local restaurant’s creations and vote on the most unique, best tasting, etc. Event also showcases local hemp companies, the history of Kentucky’s hemp industry, educational pieces on industrial hemp. Donations to the KHRF accepted upon receipt of tickets and info packets.
- Upcoming Kentucky Locations: Lexington
- Expansion outside of Kentucky dependent upon success.
Student Writing Competition
- In collaboration with the Carnegie Center, we are hosting a Student Writing Competition for college-level, high-school and middle-school students. The students will write a creative paper on industrial hemp and submit to the competition within the student’s respective age group. Judges will review the papers and select a first-place, runner-up and third-place in each category.
- The winners will receive a $25-$150 prize bond depending on age and place. The first-place participants in each age group will be invited to the Carnegie Center for a public reading!
- In collaboration with Kentucky Hemp Industries Association and University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, we host farmer seminars to educate producers on farming practices, regulatory compliance, markets and more! In January and February of 2017, we hosted three seminars and had an average of 80 attendees at each event! The attendees traveled from Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and beyond!
- We are seeking funding to continue these seminars so that we can educate the producer community!
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