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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 3, 2015
Charissa Waters, Associate Planner WatersC@co.thurston.wa.us or (360) 786-5541

Global Hemp Demand Could Mean Profit for Thurston County Farmers
Hemp industry expert at Thurston County Ag Committee December 10 at 7pm at WSU Extension Office

Olympia-The Thurston County Agriculture Advisory Committee will host a speaker from the Washington Hemp Industries Association on Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m. at the Washington State University Extension office in West Olympia.

The public is invited to hear Joy Beckeman's presentation about the latest state and federal legislation affecting hemp, as well as industry and global economic trends on the production and sale of hemp. "The growing demand for hemp could make it an important crop for Thurston County farmers," Beckeman said.

Beckeman's presentation will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 10 at WSU Extension Office at 5033 Harrison Ave. NW in Olympia, and is open to all Thurston County residents and interested parties.

The Thurston County Agriculture Advisory Committee is an 11-member group of rural residents and farmers who advise Thurston's Board of County Commissioners and its Planning Commission on agriculture issues affecting the county. To learn more about the Ag committee, please visit the County's website at www.co.thurston.wa.us/home/ and search 'agriculture committee.'



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3