Learn about industrial hemp in Iowa in free Davenport Library program

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What does the re-legalization of industrial hemp mean for Iowa? How is it grown? Can it compete with corn or replace single-use plastics?

Eastern Iowa Community College now has a degree program in industrial hemp production. Join a Zoom presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 4, with instructor Shane Mairet to learn more about the possibilities.

Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7426946

The free event is open to the public. For more information, visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at 563-326-7832.

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