TORRINGTON — “You’re looking at the first licensed industrial hemp field in the state of Wyoming,” said Kelly Sittner, president of Goshen County Economic Development and vice president of the Wyoming Hemp Association, at a field exposition Sept. 1 south of Torrington.

Ervin Gara never planned on being a hemp farmer, but a conversation with Sittner changed his mind. Gara, a lifer in the farming industry, volunteered land, machinery and manpower to conduct the grow operation. Gara was granted a license to grow hemp in Goshen County in 2020 by the state of Wyoming and will be working with several organizations to determine the viability of the crop.

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