Hemp will be grown on Illinois Valley Community College’s farm plot in Oglesby. IVCC will start a cannabis growing certificate program this fall. Teacher Kathryn Lillie says it’ll be done in two semesters with an internship in the spring.
Students will learn about the cannabis plant, different uses for it, and how the hemp, medical, and recreational cannabis industries work. Legal cannabis careers can be worth anywhere from around $25,000 to more than $100,000 per year in income.