Students educating students: A bright future for Ag in the Classroom

Jessica-FagundesFarm Bureau News, Featured, Nevada Ag News

A sea of blue and gold took Reno this past March during the 86th Nevada FFA State Convention held at the University of Nevada, Reno. More than 500 members from around the state attended the four-day convention to compete in career development events, volunteer and attend motivational sessions. “The Nevada FFA State Convention serves as a celebration of FFA and … Read More

Young Farmers and Ranchers: The Future of Nevada Agriculture

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By James “Hank” Combs, President of Nevada Farm Bureau Last month, the first ever FUSION conference wrapped up in Nashville, Tenn. I am happy to report that nine members attended the event, five of whom were part of the Young Farmers & Ranchers program. While we work to send more young members to leadership events, I want to spend some time … Read More

NACO and NVFB response to recent BLM lawsuit decision

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CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada Association of Counties and Nevada Farm Bureau Federation issued the following statement today in response to media coverage of the Thursday, March 12 decision by U.S. District Judge Miranda Du to dismiss the 2013 lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Interior asking for a injunction to require the Bureau of Land Management to manage … Read More

Water curtailment limits farmers in Mason and Smith Valley

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By Jessica Fagundes, Director of Communications A recent decision by the Nevada Division of Water Resources will dramatically impact farmers in Mason and Smith Valley this year. The division issued an order Feb. 3, 2015 that required a curtailment of 50 percent of all supplemental irrigation groundwater rights in both valleys for the 2015 irrigation season. “We have just finished … Read More

Farmers & Ranchers of Nevada: A Holistic Management Approach to Ranching

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A typical day for White Pine County rancher Jacob Carter begins bright and early with irrigation. After that, Carter and his crew start the daily rotation of moving his cattle from one pasture to the next. Moving cattle from pasture to pasture is the most important part of Carter’s operation. This process is a practice used in holistic management and … Read More

Dave Fulstone II Scholarship App Due March 30

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Dave Fulstone II was a past president of the Nevada Farm Bureau who dedicated his life to the well being of Nevada agriculture. He was passionate in his support of a sustainable agriculture industry in Nevada and was never afraid to tackle the tough issues or face strong opponents in defense of the agriculture industry and producers. The scholarship committee … Read More

Farmers & Ranchers of Nevada: Agriculture is not just a job; it’s a lifestyle

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By Jessica Fagundes, Director of Communications  For Nevada Farm Bureau member Dann Mathews, agriculture is not just a job; it’s a lifestyle. “I feel really prideful about being a steward of the land and actually creating something,” Mathews says. “All my hobbies have to do with farming and ranching.” The 27-year-old agriculturist lives with his wife Jessica and son Logan … Read More

The 2015 photo contest has arrived!

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A little girl in a field

Nevada Farm Bureau is excited to announce that the 2015 Photo Contest has begun! This year’s contest will consist of four categories: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. The photo contest is open to all Nevada Farm Bureau members and their families. It includes two divisions: Youth and Adult (18+). All photos will be judged after the final deadline and prizes … Read More

Austin Wright joins Nevada Farm Bureau as a business journalism intern

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Nevada Farm Bureau Federation welcomes Austin Wright as our new intern through a partnership with the Reynolds School of Journalism. Austin is a senior at the University of Nevada, Reno studying journalism. He was born and raised in Reno, Nev. and enjoys community events such as The Rib-Cook Off and the Reno Rodeo. Austin most recently worked at Trans World … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau awarded for education, communication and member programs at national level

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Nevada Farm Bureau Federation received three Awards of Excellence and the Apex Award Jan. 2015 during the 2015 American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Convention. “It is an honor to be recognized for the hard work our organization has put in during the last year,” Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank Combs said. “Nevada Farm Bureau has great leadership and volunteers … Read More