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Experts discuss future of Kentucky's hemp industry at Louisville Hemp Fest

Sullivan University launched a new cannabusiness studies program that educates on all aspects of the industry.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A large discussion on the history and future of hemp in Kentucky will take place Sunday as Farmington Historic Plantation and Sullivan University present "Louisville Hemp Fest."

The plantation will offer networking with people in the hemp industry and provide a space for experts to weigh in on the future of Kentucky's hemp industry.

"In the nineteenth century, hemp was Kentucky primary cash crop," said Kathy Nichols of Farmington Historic Plantation. "It gave Kentucky significant economic clout and political power, it helped Henry Clay rise to power as a statesmen because of the economic clout it gave Kentucky."

Sullivan University launched a new cannabusiness studies program that educates on all aspects of the industry from CBD products to hemp production.

"The truth is there are thousands of products made from hemp," said Taylor Kemper with Sullivan University. "It's all about the education and the conversation and as the conversation continues as policy changes as new businesses pop up, I think it will be great to see how all of the great minds of Kentucky and beyond work with hemp and move it into the future."

The event takes place until 5 p.m. at Farmington Historic Plantation on Bardstown Road. 

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