Southern Nevada students win 2014 Nevada Farm Bureau Video Contest

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Clark County high school students Logan O’Toole, Kaelynn Hunter-Prock and Shayla Park received first place in December 2014 for their video entry in the 2014 Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Video Contest. O’Toole, Hunter-Prock and Shayla Park attend Moapa Valley High School (MVHS) in Overton, Nev. Their video “Agriculture Affects Our Community” gave a tour of their high school farm … Read More

Congressmen Amodei and Heck receive Friend of Farm Bureau award

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The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation presented the “Friend of Farm Bureau” award this month to Congressman Mark Amodei and Congressman Joe Heck. Each year, the “Friend of Farm Bureau award is given to those members of Congress who were nominated by Nevada Farm Bureau and approved by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Board of Directors. This award is based … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau seeks spring journalism intern

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Nevada Farm Bureau Federation is seeking a business journalism intern to join our team. Nevada Farm Bureau is the largest general agriculture organization in the state. Our organization focuses on grassroots advocacy, policy implementation, leadership development and agriculture education for farmers and ranchers as well as the general public. Our intern will assist and report to the Nevada Farm Bureau … Read More

Travis Streck awarded the Outstanding Service Award

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Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank Combs presented the Outstanding Service Award to COUNTRY Financial Representative Travis Streck during the NVFB 95th Annual Meeting. The Outstanding Service Award recognizes an individual who has offered outstanding service to the members of Nevada Farm Bureau. Streck worked with Clark County Farm Bureau to increase membership benefits in southern Nevada. During the past year, … Read More

Nevada Ag. Foundation awards Ag in the Classroom Volunteer Award during NVFB Annual Meeting

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The Nevada Agricultural Foundation (NAF) awarded Kristina Moore with the Nevada Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award during the Nevada Farm Bureau 95th Annual Meeting in Reno. The award was presented by the NAF Executive Director Sue Hoffman. “Each year as part of the Nevada Agricultural Foundation’s Excellence in Education Program, we honor an Agriculture in the … Read More

Seven Members Honored with the County Volunteer Award of Excellence

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Five Nevada Farm Bureau member families were awarded the County Volunteer Award of Excellence during the annual meeting. The award is given to members who go above and beyond as a volunteers in their counties. This year’s recipients were Dan Wolf from Churchill County, Kaluna and Jenifer Aki from Clark County, Caroline Frensdorff from Douglas County, Jordan and Kari Brough … Read More

Membership Advantage Update: Southern Nevada Benefits

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By Mitchell Kwitek, Nevada Farm Bureau Intern Nevada Farm Bureau added 11 new membership benefits in southern Nevada throughout this last year bringing the total of membership benefits to 28 discounts. This increase is result of Nevada Farm Bureau’s relationship with COUNTRY Financial and a bigger focus on local versus state benefits. A large population of Nevada Farm Bureau members … Read More

Where is the Water? Irrigation Allocation for Nevada Farmers

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By Jessica Fagundes, Director of Communications Rivers, wells, constant springs and many other sources all contribute to Nevada’s farming water supply. Yet, these sources can often be affected by lack of snowpack and other factors, making Nevada the driest state in the nation. In dry years like this one, farmers, like Darrell Pursel, struggle to grow crops without sufficient irrigation … Read More

NASDA calls for EPA and Army Corps to withdraw Waters of the U.S. rule

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The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture unanimously called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule during their annual meeting in September 2014. The action item also urged the EPA and the Army Corps to collaborate with state departments of agriculture and other stakeholders … Read More

Young Producers Discuss Hot Topics in Ag.

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By Anna-Lisa Laca, YF&R State Committee Chair Publicly owned land and food insecurity and crop insurance oh my! Whether it be the debate between privately-managed land vs. public land or the current problems with crop insurance and disaster relief for farmers, a lot of issues exist that America’s young farmers and ranchers will have to deal with in future years. … Read More