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

2013 AFBF Commodity Outlook Conference

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The 2013 AFBF Commodity Outlook Conference is coming to Reno, October 16-18. The conference will be held at the Peppermill. The conference will examine a broad range of issues from the standard crops and livestock mix to the general economy, fruits and vegetables, inputs, the macro economy and where farm income and the overall ag sector is likely to be … Read More

Cooperative Extension hosts tour of alternative crop field trials

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RENO, Nev. – Jay Davison has been helping Nevada farmers experiment with alternative crops, such as grapes and teff for more than 15 years. This Friday, Davison, an alternative crops and forage specialist at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, will host a free tour of his research and that of other Nevada farmers and researches in Fallon, Nev. The tour … Read More

CABNR/NAES/UNCE Main Station – Field Day 2013

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The University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources (CABNR), and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) will be hosting their annual Field Day on Saturday, September 14th, 2013. The event is open to the general public from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and located off Reno’s Clean Water Way, near … 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

New Food and Farm Facts on Sale Now

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The new Food and Farm Facts book and map poster, produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation, is now available. “Food and Farm Facts provides the opportunity to learn more about the many ways farmers and ranchers produce food to meet the needs of today’s consumers,” said AFBF President Bob Stallman. The book features 32 pages of color photos and … Read More

Nevada Tribes Receive $112,800 in USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grants

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(CARSON CITY, Nev., Aug. 23, 2013)—USDA Rural Development Nevada has announced it will fund $112,800 in Rural Business Enterprise Grants (RBEG) for three projects on tribal lands.  The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today’s announcement is one part of the Department’s efforts to strengthen the … Read More

‘My American Farm’ Updates and Releases New Games

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 23, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new educational game entitled “Load the Lunchbox” that helps young learners connect the food in their lunchboxes to the farmers who produce it. The engaging new game was designed specifically for the pre-K-K learner, but is fun for the whole family. Learners meet Farmer … Read More

Tablet App for ‘My American Farm’ Now Available

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2013 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a tablet app modeled after the popular agricultural game site, “My American Farm.”  The app is now available for free download on iTunes and Google Play. The app features five games from My American Farm—In My Barn; My Little Ag Me; Equipment Engineer; Farmer’s Market Challenge; and Ag … Read More