(FEB. 10, 2016)


Contact: Kent Wright, 509-435-3590


WASHINGTON STATE (FEB. 10, 2016) – Northwest Farmers Union (NWFU) and President Kent Wright are co-hosting an educational seminar on the history and opportunities available with Industrial Hemp this Thursday February 11th in Salem, Oregon. The event will take place at the Willamette University Bearcat Cafe (Putnam University Center, 2nd floor) and will be from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Interested parties from around the area are welcome to come by and learn more about Industrial Hemp as well as NWFU.


“We are excited to work with OHIA and OIHFA to provide the public with an educational event that will have a number of experts present who can answer all their questions,” said Wright. “The NWFU is striving to offer as many educational opportunities as possible to its’ members and the public and we have had a lot of folks asking us to do more about Industrial Hemp, so we were fortunate to work with our co-hosts to put this event together.”


NWFU is co-hosting the Industrial Hemp event with Oregon Hemp Industries Association (OHIA) and Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers Association (OIHFA); both Oregon state Industrial Hemp organizations. Farmers have been growing Industrial Hemp in Oregon state and legislation is currently in place in regards to the crop.


“Industrial Hemp continues to be a hot topic among our members and we are continually working to provide them with knowledgable individuals who can speak about the advantages and disadvantages,” adds Wright. “We had Joy Beckerman speak at our convention this past October, 2015 about Industrial Hemp and it was a big hit, so we are looking to have another session on the topic at this years convention in Walla Walla, WA on October 8th & 9th.”


Wright and the NWFU are working to support family farmers and ranchers in the Northwestern states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho through education, cooperation and legislation. Go to to learn more about how to become a member and the many opportunities that are available.


Northwest Farmers Union is working to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.

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