Andy Baker from the School of Agriculture Discusses the New Cannabis Minor at WIU on AM Macomb

According to Forbes, the cannabis industry is among the fastest-growing job markets in America. According to Leafly's 2019 Cannabis Jobs Count, cannabis directly employs more than 211,000 full-time workers in the U.S. And now Western Illinois University students interested in careers in what Leafly calls America's hidden job boom will have the opportunity through a new Cannabis Production minor set to debut at WIU in Fall 2020.

A new course within the program, "Cannabis Biology and Production," as well as the minor itself, will assist with developing employees for the new Illinois industry in cannabis production, said School of Agriculture Director Andy Baker. He talked about the program Friday morning (Feb. 28) on WLMD's "AM Macomb" show with Bill Schmalfeldt.




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