Hemp program moves forward at Murray State College

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (KXII) - Murray State College took its next step in a program that would pair farmers with schools to learn about the process of growing industrial hemp.

More than 100 people went to the campus in Tishomingo Monday night to learn about the plant, the growing process and products made from hemp.

People who want to grow industrial hemp must be contracted through the school for research.

In late February, school officials said they were already working on contracts with potential growers and expect to see the first plants going in the ground by the end of March.