GenCanna officials gathered on a 34-acre tract outside of Mayfield on Thursday to officially break ground for construction of the company’s 220,000 square foot hemp processing facility. Upon its completion for the 2019 harvest season, the processing plant is expected to be the largest facility of its kind in the state of Kentucky. It will employ more than 80 workers in various capacities and have the capability to process 10,000 acres of harvested hemp into popular CBD oil. According to GenCanna, hemp growers will enter and exit the facility using an entrance off Highway 45.
“The Western Kentucky community continues to be extremely supportive of GenCanna. We are appreciative of the support and are excited to be breaking ground on our first-class facility for our network of hemp growers to bring their crops to,” said Chris Stubbs, GenCanna chief science officer.