Wisconsin’s hemp industry will be the focus at the UW – La Crosse Economic Indicators event next month. Serving as a panelist, WBA’s Scott Birrenkott will be sharing the banking industry perspective on this growing field of interest. Moderated by UW-La Crosse professor Taggert Brooks, the panel will also include Brian Kuhn, director of the Plant Industry Bureau of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; and Abbie Testaberg, founder of Whole Plant Technologies. The event will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 in The Bluffs at the UW-La Crosse Student Union. More information and registration is available at by clicking here.