Interest in hemp grows in Wyoming
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
State lawmakers voted earlier this year to legalize industrial hemp in Wyoming. But many details must be sorted out before hemp becomes the newest cash crop in the state’s $2 billion agricultural sector.
It appears there’s plenty of interest in hemp, as seen in the response to the the third-ever Wyoming Agriculture Diversification Summit, taking place Thursday in Casper. The event has already sold-out once (they expanded the ticket sales after a waiting list had been instituted) and has already had to switch venues, moving to the tailor-made convention space downtown: all with very little advertising.
“It’s been very word-of-mouth,” said Christine Bekes, one of the event’s organizers and the executive director of the Powell Economic Partnership.