CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and First Lady Jennie Gordon visited the Wyoming Honor Farm on Tuesday, April 26 after the correctional facility was able to donate over 1,500 pounds of squash to the Wyoming Hunger Initiative in fall 2021.
The Wyoming Honor Farm was able to donate the summer and winter squash to the first lady’s Wyoming Hunger Initiative after first meeting the needs of the facility itself, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC).
The governor and first lady were given a tour of gardens and greenhouses at the Wyoming Honor Farm, where staff and inmates cultivate crops. The Wyoming Honor Farm is aiming to double the amount of sweet corn, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, onions and squash it produces with the goal of increasing what it can donate to the hunger initiative.
Toward that end, the Wyoming Hunger Initiative is helping apply for a grant for the honor farm to purchase an industrial-size freezer, according to the WDOC. Bobby Lane, agriculture supervisor at the Wyoming Honor Farm, led the tour of the facility on Tuesday.
The Gordons’ visit to the honor farm aimed to help raise awareness about hunger in Wyoming and efforts to address it through the Wyoming Hunger Initiative.