UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OFFERS TRAINING FOR USE OF PESTICIDES

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RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is offering a free workshop Jan. 29 to train people throughout the state how to properly handle and use pesticides. The workshop is meant for certified applicators, people who regularly handle pesticides as part of their jobs, such as farmers, ranchers, park employees and … Read More

My American Farm Releases Global Agriculture Game

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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 2, 2014—The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has released a new educational game entitled “The Great Seed Search” that gives learners the opportunity to experience the global nature of the agriculture industry. In this simulation game, players enter coordinates and pilot a plane around the world collecting important seeds. Through challenges in the game, players learn … Read More

Something for Everyone at 2014 Nevada Small Farm Conference Feb. 20-22

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Sparks, Nev.—Calling all farmers and ranchers, beginning or experienced, rural or urban, and business and community members: the 2014 Nevada Small Farm Conference has something for everyone at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, Feb. 20-22. Interested in traditional topics such as soils, bee keeping and egg production?  Or innovative topics like agritourism, fodder production and renewable energy?  The Small Farm … Read More

Elko County Ranchers Winners in Statewide Video Contest

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Sparks, Nev – Elko County ranchers Travis and Amber Miller won first place, adult division, in the 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee Video Contest. The Miller’s are members of Elko County Farm Bureau and have actively been involved in promoting agriculture through the Farm Bureau’s video and photo contests. Their video “A Day on the Gund Ranch” tells … Read More

Nevada Farm Bureau Applauds Court’s Decision To Temporarily Stop Eastern Nevada Water Transfer to Las Vegas

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Sparks, Nev, December 12, 2013 – Nevada Farm Bureau applauds Senior District Judge Robert Estes and his ruling that will temporarily stop the Southern Nevada Water Authority from pumping billions of gallons of water from eastern Nevada. The court ruled that the “State Engineer’s rulings is remanded: for recalculation of water available from the respective basins; for additional hydrological study … Read More

Great Basin College Offering New Course: “Prepare For Your Agricultural Loan”

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The Great Basin College and Herds for Harvest program from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) will offer an agricultural loan class for cattlemen and producers during the spring of 2014. Called “Prepare for Your Agricultural Loan,” this course will improve agriculturists’ knowledge of the loan process and will help ready them when they begin applying for loans. After … Read More

AACT Poinsettia Sale

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Natural Resource and Animal Science students at the Academy of Arts, Careers, and Technology (AACT) would like to announce their annual poinsettia sale. Students start growing the poinsettias at the beginning of the school year. There are several varieties to choose from including Polly’s Pink, Christmas Day, White Glitter, Red Glitter, Prestige, Snowcap, and Cortez Burgundy. Poinsettias are $10 each … Read More

USDA Announces Notice of Funding Availability for Value-Added Producer Grants

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CARSON CITY, NV, Dec. 10, 2013 – In late November, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of nearly $10.5 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants to help agricultural producers enter into value-added activities designed to give them a competitive business edge. The funding is being made available through the Value-Added Producer Grant program, which provides funds to help agricultural producers create new … Read More

Tonja Dressler of Gardnerville Awarded Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award

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SPARKS, Nev, December 6, 2013 –Douglas County Farm Bureau member Tonja Dressler was awarded the 2013 Nevada Agriculture in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award during the 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Sue Hoffman of the Nevada Agricultural Foundation presented the award. Dressler has been involved and coordinating Ag in the Classroom events throughout Douglas … Read More