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On this week’s hemp podcast, we talk to Sarah Stephens, CEO of Midwest Hemp Technology, a hemp processing company in Augusta, Kansas, that contracts local farmers to grow hemp grain and fiber to produce hemp seed food and oil, as well as long-strand fiber.
Stephens’ journey into hemp started with CBD, but she realized that the potential for long-term growth was on the fiber and grain side, especially in Kansas with it’s ample farmland and existing agriculture infrastructure.
In a first-of-its-kind class offered last semester at Kansas State University, Professor Michael Gibson’s graduate seminar students completed final presentations on building with hempcrete. One group focused on applications in flooring and the second built a 7-inch thick wall panel. To get started, they tested various binder ratios in 1x1 foot blocks until they found the right consistency.
Hemp fiber & grain Processing Facility opens in Augusta
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Midwest Hemp Technology announced the company’s Thursday opening of a hemp grain and fiber processing facility in Augusta. The four acre headquarters includes multiple buildings and storage facilities. MHT produces hemp grain food products, hurd and fiber. The community is invited to tour the facility on Thursday at 1604 Custer Lane, ask questions and sample hemp products at an open house event.
Midwest Hemp Technology, (MHT), is a hemp processing company manufacturing hemp fiber and grain crops that is purchased from local Kansas and midwestern USA farmers. The facility is located in Augusta on four acres at 1604 Custer Lane with multiple operational and storage facilities. Currently focusing on hemp seed food, the company is currently able to sell hemp oil for cooking, hemp seed protein powder, and the hurd mix that can be used to create ‘hempcrete’, a sustainable building insulation alternative.