Nevada Farm Bureau Partners with the Reno Bighorns

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SPARKS, NV – Nevada Farm Bureau is excited to announce a new partnership with the Reno Bighorns that will provide members a buy one, get one ticket deal. During the upcoming 2013-2014 basketball season, Nevada Farm Bureau members will be able to receive one free ticket for every ticket purchased. “This newly added membership benefit adds to a portfolio of … 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

USDA Celebrates National Farmers Market Week, August 4-10

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Saturday celebrated National Farmers Market Week with a kick-off event at the Columbia Heights Farmers Market in Washington, D.C. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 8,144 farmers markets are now listed in USDA’sNational Farmers Market Directory, up from about 5,000 in 2008. The Directory, voluntarily updated by farmers market managers, … 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

Big Brother Watching Over Us

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Big Brother Watching Over Us Privacy is defined as “The state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people.” Wikipedia defines privacy as “Separated from the rest, deprived of something, esp. office, participation in the government.” In today’s society, it seems that the definition of privacy is not practiced by those operating our government. One … 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

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