Texas Hemp Industries Association to host speakers and screen hemp documentary in Austin
The Texas Hemp Industries Association (TXHIA) has announced the hosting of their inaugural event at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin where they will be screening a hemp documentary entitled “Bringing It Home.”
The event will also feature guest speakers from Texas based hemp businesses, along with an update on hemp legislation in Texas, and information on how to get involved with the organization.
Organizers are billing the event as an opportunity to learn about industrial hemp and to network with entrepreneurs, farmers, and investors in the growing Texas hemp community.
“We look forward to highlighting industrial hemp as one of the most diverse and sustainable crops with over 25,000 plus different products that can be derived from the seed, oil, fiber, and hurd,” exclaims TXHIA Marketing Director, Coleman Hemphill. “When people understand that hemp can be produced in a 90 day growing cycle with half as much water as cotton, with little to no herbicides or pesticides, we believe that open markets will embrace hemp.”
While the United States is the world’s largest consumer of hemp products, farmers in Texas and throughout the country, are just beginning to see the potential industrial hemp could bring to the agriculture community. “In 2014, the United States imported $620 million in industrial hemp products such as clothing, paper, auto parts, building materials, hemp foods, body care, cosmetics, and various other items,” said Henry Valles, TXHIA President.
“Our Texas farmers should have the option to grow it.”
Advanced tickets are $35 and $40 at the door which includes dinner and a drink from an Alamo Drafthouse selected menu, a hemp gift bag, as well as a silent auction. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 31.
The Texas Hemp Industries Association is a state chapter of the National Hemp Industries Association 501(c)6 non-profit which serves as a trade association for industrial hemp.
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