Recap of the Nevada Small Farm Conference

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The Nevada Small Farm Conference took place February 3 through the 4th at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada.

The Nevada Small Farm Conference offered an excellent opportunity to network with other farmers and support industries. The conference also provided a variety of workshops to help educate farmers on timely subjects. Exhibitors were on hand to offer a wealth of information displays and related details for farm supplies and equipment.

The Nevada Small Farm conference offered 20 sessions and four intensive workshops (Managing Those Pesky Insects, Building Soil Foundations, Holistic Land Management & Planned Grazing and Beginning Farmer Workshop). The wide range of topics covered at the conference offered an excellent learning opportunity for conference attendees. Trending topics ranged from using climate and weather data photography for social media, land management, animal care and growing garlic in the high dessert. These were just a few of the topics covered at the Nevada Small Farm Conference.

One of the featured speakers was Steve Moore, Professor of AgroEcolgy at Elon University in North Carolina. Moore is part of the National Cooperative Extension team to develop E-extension education and information on sustainable energy production and utilization in agriculture. Moore discussed soil building and hoop house production during his keynote luncheon speech.

The conference has continued to grow over the past few years and the attendees indicated they were happy to see the increasing number of exhibitors, along with the variety of sessions offered throughout the conference.