By VERNON ROBISON
Moapa Valley Progress
The town of Moapa may become the home to an agricultural enterprise entirely new to the community. Over the past few months, California-based company, Ikänik Farms, has been gauging community interest in the possibility of building a large greenhouse facility for the cultivation of marijuana in the community.
Representatives from the company have approached the Moapa Town Advisory Board (MTAB) twice and have met with individual members of the board to outline the details of their proposal.
But next week, the company will be hosting an event where the whole community will be invited to come and learn some of the details of what the Ikänik Farms company has in mind.
The event will be held on Monday, September 9 at the Moapa Recreation and Community Center at 1340 E. State Highway 168.
The format of the event will have two parts. Firstly, at 6:00 pm the company will host an employment fair. This portion would be aimed at community members who might have a potential interest in working at the proposed facility. During this segment, representatives would explain the various positions that would be available and what they entail. Attendees could ask questions and leave contact info for the possible future time when interviewing for positions might begin.
In an interview last week, Joe Devlin, the Ikänik Farms senior vice president of market development, said that the proposed plant would be expected to employ 40+ people in high-paying agricultural production jobs. Starting pay for