Plant Biotechnology Companies Begin New Conversation about GMOs and How our Food is Grown

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Washington, DC (July 29, 2013) – The agricultural biotechnology companies that develop genetically modified seeds — or GMOs — are coming together to launch a broad, new initiative to provide accurate information and answer the toughest questions about GMOs and how our food is grown. GMO Answers (www.GMOAnswers.com) is a new conversation, public Q&A, and central online resource for information … Read More

Ice Cream Personality Study: What does your flavor say about you?

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While we’ve been studying Nevada Agricultural issues, others have spent their July looking into other matters. In light of July being “Ice Cream Month” Baskin-Robbins (yes, the ice cream makers) recently partnered with Dr. Alan Hirsch, a nationally recognized smell and taste expert and founder of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, to identify what some of the most … Read More

Farmer Trading Cards Program

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Nevada Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Nevada Farm to School Network wants to get the word out about all of the wonderful things our farmers are doing and help students learn a little more about who you are! We are developing free Farmer Trading Cards to teach students and their families about what you do! These colorful cards will provide a few fun facts about you, … Read More

West Nile Hits Northern Nevada

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The Nevada Department of Agriculture’s Animal Disease and Food Safety Laboratory identified its first positive West Nile Virus sample collected in northern Nevada this year. A positive mosquito pool sample was collected from Douglas County. Clark County has already reported human cases of West Nile Virus. More than 700 samples from statewide surveillance have been submitted to the laboratory at … Read More

“Cottage Foods & Farm to Fork – Education on the New Legislation”

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It’s now legal to sell your yummy creations!  “Cottage Foods & Farm to Fork – Education on the New Legislation” workshop will be presented on August 12 by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.  You can attend at the Las Vegas, Logandale or Ely Cooperative Extension offices; in Fallon … Read More

Nevada Department of Agriculture issues request for management of Virginia Range feral and estray horses

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SPARKS, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Agriculture today issued a request for information (RFI) to enter into a cooperative agreement for the management of the Virginia Range feral and estray horse population. The Department is requesting information from qualified organizations to develop a horse management plan for the Virginia Range estray and feral horse population. The Department has legal authority over the Virginia Range horses but has no designated funding … 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

Dave Fulstone II Scholarship Awarded

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  SPARKS, NV, July 19, 2013- Congratulations to Rachel Andersen of Carson City on receiving the 2013 Dave Fulstone II scholarship. Andersen has shown excellence in both the classroom and the community. Andersen received this award for her merit in the classroom and her dedication to agriculture. Andersen was instrumental in creating the new Capitol FFA Chapter at Carson High School … Read More

Sonya Johnson Receives National Ag Advocate Award

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Sonya Johnson of Fallon was awarded the National Ag Advocate Award on June 28 during the 2013 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Minneapolis, MN. Johnson has worked tirelessly as an advocate for agriculture for more than 30 years. Johnson, along with other volunteer leaders created a formal Ag in the Classroom program in Nevada with efforts through the … Read More

Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute Offers ‘Value-Added’ Lavender Workshop

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The Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute offers a Value-added Lavender Workshop on Monday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Carson City campus, It will include a lavender farm tour. Cost is $35 for those registering by August 12, $45 afterward. Lunch is included. Seating is limited, and registration is required. The workshop will begin at Campie’s … Read More