Wild horses and burros a growing problem for western ranchers

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Sept. 17, 2013 – Efforts by the federal government to control wild horses and burros are falling far short and need a major overhaul, warn farmers and ranchers in the 10 western states where these booming populations are putting increased stress on natural resources, despite the wide open spaces for which this region of the country is known. Since 1971, … Read More

Nevada Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award Winner Announced

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The Nevada Agricultural Foundation would like to announce that Gardnerville resident Tonja Dressler has won the 2013 Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of Year the Award. Dressler has been an active Ag in the Classroom volunteer for more than 10 years. She has organized and managed Ag Days throughout the Douglas County School District. In addition to organizing Ag Days … Read More

Affordable Care Act Information

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Attention farmers and ranchers:  The Affordable Care Act requires all employers to provide their employees with an “Exchange Notice” by Oct. 1, 2013. The notice must be provided to all current and new full-time and part-time employees, including H2A workers, and seasonal employees. This notice is required regardless of whether or not an employer offers health insurance to their employee(s). AFBF has … Read More

Gerald Fry Linear Measuring Seminar – September 13 and 14

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From Albaugh Ranch –  SEMINAR Flier. Albaugh Ranch in Fallon is hosting a Gerald Fry Linear Measuring Seminar, September 13 and 14. Join Gerald Fry of Bovine Engineering, featured speaker for a two day intensive hands on learning experience. Bringing common sense, linear measuring, animal husbandry, critiquing, correlating and interpreting each animal’s story with future production capabilities. Witness firsthand the results … Read More

Cooperative Extension and USDA to host workshop for Nevada agriculture

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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will host a workshop in Reno Aug. 20 to provide information on agricultural economic trends and financial assistance available to mitigate drought impacts on Nevada’s agricultural producers. The workshop will be available statewide via videoconference, with presenters from the University’s Cooperative Extension and College of Business, the USDA Farm … Read More

Nevada Goat Producers Association Annual Meeting Scheduled for September

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The Nevada Goat Producers Association is holding their General Membership Meeting and Workshop on Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 9am to 5pm. All counties can participate via video conference at local Extension offices. A potluck lunch will be served at the Fallon Extension office.  Schedule & Guest Speakers will be: 10:00 “Creating your Business and Marketing Plan” Staci Emm Mineral … Read More

Vance Vesco retires from State Conservation Commission

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CARSON CITY, Nev. – State Conservation Commission Vice-Chair, Vance Vesco, has retired after 12 years on the Commission, and his contributions were recognized during the body’s June 27 meeting. “It’s hard to walk away, but it’s time,” said Vesco. “We’ve gotten a lot accomplished and have kept the conservation districts funded and alive. Those guys, serving throughout the state, are the real unsung heroes.” … Read More