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Until 2014, Kentucky farmers hadn’t grown industrial hemp in more than 50 years. Since then, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment researchers have taken on many projects with the crop. With research for pharmaceutical use of hemp components coming into focus, farmers are realizing a real challenge—harvesting the giant plants.

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The University of Kentucky President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee awarded nearly $200,000 in funding to seven sustainability projects. The projects selected to receive UK Sustainability Challenge Grants ranged from developing a solar powered tractor to empowering youth with sustainability education.

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