Coon and Lackey join the Board of Agriculture

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(SPARKS, Nev.) –  In December, Governor Brian Sandoval appointed Dave Coon, representing dairy production, and Heather Lackey, representing pest control, to the Nevada Department of Agriculture’s (NDA) Board of Agriculture.  Coon currently lives in Las Vegas and works as vice president of sales and marketing for Anderson Dairy, a dairy product processing plant located in Las Vegas.  “Dave is committed … Read More

Purple Plow Challenge Makes Learning Fun

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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 3, 2017 – The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has launched a fun, new online platform for middle-school educators highlighting makerspace education.   The Purple Plow Challenge site encourages students to research scenarios related to food, hunger and sustainability. Students also are encouraged to build their own prototypes to solve problems. The resources – provided for facilitators, … Read More

300,000 Acres In Clark County Add To Obama’s Action To Close Off More Land

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January 21, 2017 didn’t come soon enough for the protection of the nearly 300,000 acres of Gold Butte from being designated as part of Wednesday’s (December 28, 2016) massive 1.6 million expansion of the national monument  system.  From his Hawaiian vacation, Obama locked away 1.35 million acres in Utah as well as the Gold Butte area in southern Nevada.  It … Read More

Important Series Of Meetings Planned For January 2017

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There will be a series of five important workshops held across Nevada, starting in Winnemucca on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at 2 p.m. at the Humboldt County Cooperative Extension Office.  The workshops, hosted by the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, will involve presentations by the two federal land management agencies (Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service) giving updates on … Read More

High Desert Grange Plans 2017 Youth Livestock Show

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Young livestock exhibitors are being welcomed to mark their calendars and get themselves and their projects entered to participate in the 2017 High Rollers Jackpot Livestock Show. Jackpot 2017 Flyer pdf  Exhibitors can be Grange, FFA, 4-H or independent youth exhibitors (9-19 years old).  The Show will cover market steers, goats, lambs and swine with Market Quality and Showmanship classes being … Read More

Take Advantage of What Grainger Has To Offer!

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The Nevada Farm Bureau has a whole list of Member Benefits that members can take advantage of and one of those great benefits is Grainger. Ordering with Grainger is easy when you are a Farm Bureau Member! All you need is your Nevada Farm Bureau number and you can either visit their website at www.grainger.com , call your order in … Read More

12th Annual Winter Weed Conference: Jan 11-12

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ENLC’s and Tri-County Weed Program’s 12th Annual Winter Weed Conference is rapidly approaching. The 2017 conference is scheduled for January 11-12 at the Bristlecone Convention Center, in Ely, Nevada. The pre-registration form is included in this issue of the newsletter, and the pre-registration deadline is Friday, January 6, 2017. ENLC will once again ofter continuing education credits (CEUs) to licensed … Read More

Community Garden is Oasis in Middle of Food Dessert in Las Vegas

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By Melissa Blair, Acting State Public Affairs Specialist, USDA In the middle of one of the highest food insecure neighborhoods in the City of North Las Vegas is blossoming an oasis of kale, spinach, carrots, and other fresh produce at the Zion Garden Park Community Garden at Zion United Methodist Church. For area residents, the community garden is a welcome … Read More

U.S. Farmers: GMO Crops Help Reduce Inputs and Enhance Conservation

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ST. LOUIS, (December 16, 2016) – The majority of U.S. farmers and ranchers indicate biotechnology and GMO crops as an important solution in helping raise crops more efficiently, according to new survey results released yesterday from the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). With technology shaping today’s farms, GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are one … Read More

Nevada Small Farm Conference Celebrates 11th Year

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Sparks, Nev.—Industry experts from across the country will converge to speak at the Nevada Small Farm Conference at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks on Feb. 3 – 4, 2017. The popular two-day conference offers four intensive workshops and 20 sessions for attendees to choose from, in addition to a Friday night social mixer. Early bird registration is $95 until … Read More