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Capacity Building for Healthy Communities

Capacity building strengthens an organization’s ability to fulfill its mission to have a positive impact on communities. Strategic thinking, visioning, action planning and board development are capacity building activities.

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Cattlemen's Update

Cattlemen’s Update is Extension’s annual educational program offered for beef cattle producers to learn about issues affecting profitability and product quality in the Great Basin region.

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Coffee Shop email helps ranchers make money

Cooperative Extension’s coffee shop is a national subscription email designed to provide a two-way communication network for livestock producers. The question-and-answer service provides answers to livestock production and marketing questions.

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Collaborative Resource Stewardship improves rangeland management

Extension has helped lead Collaborative Resource Stewardship efforts in northeastern Nevada over the past seven years, resulting in a model for other states and areas.

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Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program

The purpose of Nevada’s Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP) is to improve the ability of Native American farmers and ranchers to manage their agricultural enterprises effectively, efficiently and profitably.

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Herds & Harvest Program - Nevada Beginning Farmer and Rancher Project

Developing educational courses, workshops, technical assistance, business advice and mentoring support network for Nevada agricultural producers who are beginning or diversify a farm or ranch operation.

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Living with Drought

Our goal is to connect the citizens of Nevada to essential drought resources, current research, and local drought experts to help address and assess the impacts of drought.

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NEMO Nevada, Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials

The premise is that improvements in land-use planning can result in protection of water resources, which can negate the need to fix problems after the fact by applying best management practices. The program will help land-use decision-makers understand the nature of the nonpoint source pollution

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Pesticide Safety Education Program

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program provides Web-based training for pesticide applicators seeking to apply restricted and general use pesticides safely, properly and according to the law. Pesticide licensure and certification is administered by the Nevada Department of Agriculture.

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Small Business development in rural Nevada

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offered business planning classes to existing and potential small-scale entrepreneurs through a series of interactive video and face-to-face classes.

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Social Media Training

Extension teaches social media for businesses, community members, scientists/agriculturalists and Extension professionals

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Soybean Production in Nevada

Cooperative Extension research shows that soybeans may have potential as a low-water-use alternative crop in alfalfa in Nevada. Alfalfa is one of the most grown crops in Nevada. Since Nevada is the driest state in the country, it is critical to identify profitable low-water-use crops, like the soybean.

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Sustainable Agricultural Practices Program

Extension conducts several sustainable agriculture programs including researching alternative crops, introducing sustainable biodiversity/multiple use of rangelands, and increasing the number of pest control materials labeled in and increasing the knowledge and implementation rate of Integrated Pest Management practices in Nevada.

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Tef Crop Production

The purpose of this program is to introduce Nevada farmers to and help train them in the cultivation of tef, a small-seeded grain and forage crop that requires less water than alfalfa and can be more profitable.

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University Center for Economic Development

Sam Cordes, Emeritus Professor from Purdue University, presented his keys to future success for rural development at the Building a Stronger Nevada Economic development Workshop. Tom Harris discusses these keys to rural economic development with Sam Cordes in the accompanying podcast. You can make comments on this podcast in the comment section if you like.

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Weed Prevention & Management

Integrated weed management is based on economically viable and environmentally friendly weed management tactics that combine use of herbicides with other control tactics, such as mowing, burning, tillage, grazing and re-vegetation. By taking steps to prevent weed invasion, land owners/managers and other stakeholders can avoid the economic and environmental impacts of noxious and invasive weeds.

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Fact Sheets
Mineral County Assets and Development Needs
Mineral County communities are geographically isolated from large population centers, and are economically depressed. The countywide population has decreased over the past several years. The economic base for employment has historically been mining and the Hawthorne Army Depot.
Berginnis, C., Emm, S., and Hagen, S. 2017, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Fact Sheet 17-17
Mineral County Youth Issues
Mineral County communities are geographically isolated from large population centers and are economically depressed. The countywide population has decreased over the past several years. The economic base for employment has historically been mining and the Hawthorne Army Depot.
Berginnis, C., Emm, S., and Hagen, S. 2017, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Fact Sheet 17-18
Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Pest Control Operator
Many pest problems can be controlled by the homeowner using a combination of preventative measures, good sanitation and general-use pesticides. Occasionally, a pest problem becomes too large or too complex and homeowners elect to seek outside pest control assistance by hiring a pest control professional.
Donaldson, S., Hefner, M., Carpenter, J., and Lawrence, L. 2012, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, FS-10-07
Enterprise Budget, Conventional Alfalfa Hay Pershing County, Nevada, 2012
The enterprise budget estimates the typical costs of establishing alfalfa hay in Pershing County, Nev., (specifically in the Lovelock Valley area). It should be used as a guide to estimate costs and returns for conventional alfalfa hay (non Roundup-Ready) establishment and production.
Foster, S. 2012, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Increasing Collaborative Success Between American Indians and Agriculture Professionals
It has been recognized that American Indian populations don’t take full advantage of federal programs aimed at enhancing agriculture and natural resource management practices. Emm and Singletary (2009) claim that some of the problem stems from these programs not being designed with the American Indian in mind.
Lewis, S. and Emm, R. 2011, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
2008 - 2009 PERSHING COUNTY AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS
This fact sheet is a summary of agricultural data from 2008-2009 for Pershing County, Nevada. The information and statistics in this fact sheet were gathered from the 2008-2009 Nevada Agricultural Statistics Service’s Annual Report and the 2007 USDA Census of Agriculture.
Foster, S. 2010, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Nevada Farmers Market Customer Profiles
Between 1994 and 2008, the number of farmers markets in the U.S. increased by nearly 168 percent, from 1,755 markets to 4,685 (USDA-AMS, 2008). This shows the importance of farmers markets as a direct marketing outlet for agricultural producers.
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., and Gatzke, H. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Why Customers Shop at Farmers Markets in Nevada
Farmers markets are an increasingly popular alternative to traditional grocery stores for consumers. In the decade between 1998 and 2008, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA- AMS) estimated that the number of farmers markets in the U.S. increased 71 percent from 2,746 to 4,685.
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., and Gatzke, H. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Developing Farmer and Gourmet Chef Partnerships
The gourmet restaurant sector has long been a stalwart niche of the greater market, and yet in Nevada ties between local producers and chefs are just emerging, leaving an open opportunity for continued growth and development due to the varied tourism destinations in Nevada.
Curtis, K., Entsminger, J., Gatzke, H., and Morris, R. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
From Farm Fresh to Fine Dining: Producing for Gourmet Restaurants
In today’s economy, Nevada’s agricultural producers face new challenges as well as developing opportunities. Markets for vegetable and fruit crops are changing as new international competition enters the market, and consumer tastes and preferences adapt to include new cultures and ideals.
Curtis, K., Entsminger, J., Gatzke, H., and Morris, R. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
The Impacts of Increasing Fuel Costs on Nevada’s Agricultural Enterprises
This publication examines the changes created by increased fuel costs on net returns of various agricultural enterprises throughout northern Nevada and is intended to reflect impacts on potential returns.
Bishop, C. and Curtis, K. 2008, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Consumer Preferences for Meat Attributes
Recent food industry trends have presented consumers with the opportunity to demand more from the products they purchase. In the market for food products, this means that consumers are able to purchase products that do more than serve their basic need for nutrition.
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., Harris, T., and Lewis, S. 2008, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Economic and Environmental Priorities of Walker River Basin Landowners
In west-central Nevada lies the Walker River Basin. Fed mainly by the snow melt of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains, the basin provides the vital water that sustains both human and natural livelihoods.
Curtis, K., Emm, S., and Entsminger, J. 2008, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Landowner Willingness to Sell or Lease Water Rights in the Walker River Basin
This fact sheet will provide a background on water rights in Nevada, followed by a comparison of the survey findings between 2003 and 2007. This comparison seeks to examine the changes in water rights owners’ willingness to sell or lease their holdings.
Curtis, K., Emm, S., and Entsminger, J. 2008, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
A Precision Agriculture Fertilization Program for Alfalfa Hay Production: Will it Pay for Itself?
For purposes of this paper, PA involves a global positioning system, site-specific soil testing at regular grid locations and variable-rate technology for fertilizer application.
Breazeale, D. 2007, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Cool Season Hay Attributes of Primary Importance to Nevada Horse Owners
The following paragraphs provide a brief definition/description of the rated attributes that made the top five for one or more of the horse owner groups. We hope that this information will help producers to ensure repeat customers or potentially increase their market share.
Cirelli, A., Cowee, M., Curtis, K., and Riggs, W. 2007, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Nevada Consumers Willing to Pay More for “Nevada Grown” Labeled Native Plants
Appearance attributes are conveyed to the consumer through physical aspects of the product, such as color, size, and uniformity; while experience attributes are conveyed only through consumption or use of the product, such as the product's taste.
Cowee, M. and Curtis, K. 2007, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
What Value do Nevada’s Horse owners Place on Cool Season Hay Characteristics?
A hedonic pricing model is used to determine the value of individual components of a commodity, such as the value of the digestibility and nutritional content of hay. The model uses pricing data and linear regression to determine the individual values of each commodity characteristic.
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., and Riggs, W. 2007, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Potential for Agritourism in Nevada
Agritourism can be roughly defined as rural enterprises which both produce agricultural commodities and serve tourists. Agritourism may hold considerable economic potential for agricultural enterprises in Nevada, as well as for rural county economies in general.
Curtis, K., Fadali E., and Harris, T. 2007, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Factors Affecting Agritourism Potential in Rural Nevada
Agritourism is a fast growing sector of the tourism industry. Agritourism may hold considerable economic potential for agricultural enterprises in Nevada as well as for rural county economies in general. Agritourism is a niche sector of the larger tourism industry in Nevada.
Curtis, K., Fadali, E., and Harris, T. 2007, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Lyon County Cow-Calf Production Costs & Returns, 2006
This publication is intended to be a guide used to make production decisions, determine potential returns, and prepare business and marketing plans. Practices described are based on the production practices considered typical for a beef cattle cow-calf operation in this region, but may not apply to every operation.
Beaupre, A., Curtis, K., and Singletary, L. 2006, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Pershing County Alfalfa Hay Establishment, Production Costs and Returns, 2006
This publication is intended to be a guide used to make production decisions, determine potential returns, and prepare business and marketing plans. Practices described are based on the production practices considered typical for this crop and region, but may not apply to every situation.
Breazeale, D. and Curtis, K. 2006, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Pershing County Cow-Calf Production Costs & Returns, 2006
This publication is intended to be a guide used to make production decisions, determine potential returns, and prepare business and marketing plans. Practices described are based on the production practices considered typical for a beef cattle cow-calf operation in this region, but may not apply to every operation.
Breazeale, D., Curtis, K., and Vesco, A. 2006, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Three-tiered Marketing A Marketing Strategy for the Cow-Calf Operator
Sorting cattle into marketing groups based on weight has potential financial rewards. The three-tiered marketing system spreads risk and results in cash flow throughout the year. This approach to marketing capitalizes on the ranch’s best genetics through retained ownership.
Conley, K., Riggs, W., and Torell, R. 2006, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Estate Taxes & Asset Transfer Mechanisms in Agriculture
Basic elements of estate planning include completing a will and keeping it updated, creating a living will and power of attorney, and setting up both a management and transfer plan for land and other operating assets.
Cowee, M. and Curtis, K. 2006, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Key Concepts & Steps in Agricultural Estate Planning
Farming and ranching, like any business, can be a risky venture. Additionally, farmland preservation has become increasingly endangered, as the market value of farmland is often higher for non-farm uses. Farmland is especially vulnerable to conversion pressures when passing from one owner to the next.
Cowee, M. and Curtis, K. 2006, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Retirement Strategies for Agribusiness Owners
Due to the nature of farm business, farm households have different savings habits and more diverse financial portfolios than typical U.S. households. In general, farm households have more personal savings than the average household and have less dependence on social security income during retirement.
Cowee, M. and Curtis, K. 2006, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Working With Gourmet Chefs: Strategies for Small Agricultural Producers
This fact sheet details the study, which sought to determine which product and supply attributes are most important to gourmet chefs, what their local purchasing patterns are, where they would like to purchase local products, and what they view as obstacles to making local purchases.
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., and Havercamp, M. 2006, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Elko County Cow-Calf Production Costs & Returns, 2006
The practices described are not the recommendations of the University of Nevada, Reno, but rather production practices and materials considered typical of a well-managed beef cattle operation in the region, as determined by a producer panel conducted in October 2006.
Curtis, K., Brough, E., Torell, R., and Riggs, W. 2006, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Douglas County Cow-Calf Production Costs & Returns, 2006
This publication is intended to be a guide used to make production decisions, determine potential returns, and prepare business and marketing plans. Practices described are based on the production practices considered typical for a beef cattle cow-calf operation in this region, but may not apply to every operation.
Curtis, K., Lewis, S., and Ruby, K. 2006, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Incubators as a Potential Local Economic Development Tool
A small business incubator is a facility that offers adaptable space and support services at a discounted rate. Incubator support services include office space, financial assistance, and management training.
Dick, R., Harris, T., and Wright, J. 2006, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Identification and Management of Mormon Crickets
Mormon crickets are flightless, grounddwelling insects native to the western United States. In large numbers, their feeding can contribute to soil erosion, poor water quality, nutrient depleted soils, and potentially cause damage to range and cropland ecosystems.
Johnson, W. and Macknet, D. 2006, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Eureka County Forage Establishment, Production Costs & Returns, 2006
This publication is intended to be a guide used to make production decisions, determine potential returns, and prepare business and marketing plans. Practices described are based on the production practices considered typical for this crop and region, but may not apply to every situation.
Riggs, W. and Curtis, K. 2006, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Adding Value to Agriculture: Branding and Certification
In order for consumers to be able to identify certified products from those that are uncertified, it is essential that the certified products carry a label that states the qualifications the product has met. The increased demand for labeled products is also a result of increased disposable income.
Cowee, M. and Curtis, K. 2005, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Niche Marketing Opportunities for Nevada Agriculture
Niche marketing is supplying a good or service to a segment or target group of consumers whose needs cannot be met through the mainstream market. Essentially, the market segment has been previously ignored or is unsatisfied with the general market offering.
Cowee, M. and Curtis, K. 2005, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Value-Added Opportunities for Nevada Agriculture
Value-added agriculture can manifest itself through value-added products or through diversified product/service offerings, often called bundling. One way of adding value to a product is to take a raw product to the next level in the marketing chain (Anderson and Hall, 2000).
Cowee, M. and Curtis, K. 2005, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Agriculture Production & Producer Needs in Nevada, 2005
This fact sheet provides an overview of a recent study of agricultural producers in Nevada which sought to determine the types of crops and livestock currently under production, the production and marketing methods in use, and the types of educational programming Nevada's agricultural producers.
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., and Havercamp, M. 2005, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Agritourism: Opportunity for Farm Diversification in Nevada
The majority of farmers choose agritourism enterprises to develop an additional source of income to their traditional agricultural practices. In turn, many small-scale farmers, due to economies of scale have been forced out of the industry completely or have found alternative sources of revenue.
Curtis, K. and Monson, J. 2005, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Business and Marketing Plans: A Path to Success for Nevada Agriculture
Business and marketing plans are road maps, designed to increase the probability of business success, provide a tool to define and reach a customer base, and secure venture capital.
Curtis, K. and Slocum, S. 2005, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Cooperatives: A Vehicle for Cost Sharing and Expansion
A cooperative is a business entity that is owned and controlled by the membership that utilizes its services. Through joint investment and marketing ventures, combined resources, and reduced production costs, member producers can increase market exposure and improve sales.
Curtis, K. and Slocum, S. 2005, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
White Pine County Cow-Calf Production Costs & Returns, 2004
This publication is intended to be a guide, used to make production decisions, determine potential returns, and prepare business and marketing plans. Practices described are based on the production practices considered typical for a beef cattle cow-calf operation in this region, but may not apply to every operation.
Curtis, K., Riggs, W., Sceirine, D., and Wilson, R. 2005, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
2004 - 2005 PERSHING COUNTY AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) and Nevada Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) have once gain collaborated to produce a fact sheet summarizing agricultural data for Pershing County. It is hoped that this county-version will be helpful to those seeking agricultural data pertinent to Pershing County.
Breazeale, D. and Owens, M. 2004, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Churchill County Alfalfa Hay Establishment, Production Costs and Returns, 2004
This publication is intended to be a guid, used to make production decisions, determine potential returns, and prepare business and marketing plans. Practices described are based on the production practices considered typical for this crop and region, but may not apply to every situation.
Curtis, K., Davison, J., MacDougall, B., and Riggs, W. 2004, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Eureka County Cow-Calf Production Costs & Returns, 2004
This publication is intended to be a guide, used to make production decisions, determine potential returns, and prepare business and marketing plans. Practices described are based on the production practices considered typical for a beef cattle cow-calf operation in this region, but may not apply to every operation.
Curtis, K., Mori, A., and Riggs, W. 2004, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Humboldt County Cow-Calf Production Costs & Returns, 2004
This publication is intended to be a guide, used to make production decisions, determine potential returns, and prepare business and marketing plans. Practices described are based on the production practices considered typical for a beef cattle cow-calf operation in this region, but may not apply to every operation.
Curtis, K., Riggs, W., and Shultz, B. 2004, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Humboldt County Alfalfa Hay Establishment, Production Costs and Returns, 2004
This publication is intended to be a guide used to make production decisions, determine potential returns, and prepare business and marketing plans. Practices described are based on the production practices considered typical for this crop and region, but may not apply to every situation.
Curtis, K., Riggs, W., Sandstrom, M., and Shultz, B. 2004, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Nevada 4-H Market Swine Carcass Merit Program
This carcass of merit program, utilizing the pork industries grid pricing system, recognizes harvested animals with carcass traits that would have the similar economic value if they were sold on the open market.
Riggs, W. 2004, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Nevada Market Beef Carcass Merit Program
This carcass of merit program, utilizing a grid pricing system, recognize harvested animals with carcass traits that would be of similar economic value if they were sold on the open market.
Suverly, N. and Torell, R. 2004, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Nevada Market Lamb Carcass Merit Program
This carcass of merit program, utilizing a grid pricing system, recognizes harvested animals with carcass traits that would be of similar economic value if they were sold on the open market.
Torell, R. 2004, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
2003 - 2004 PERSHING COUNTY AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS
Alfalfa hay continues to be the most important crop in terms of both acres harvested and value of production. Despite a downward trend in alfalfa seed production in the county, it remained in second place followed by all other hay.
Breazeale, D. and Owens, M. 2003, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Inspection and Management of Harmful Structural Molds
Molds belong to the group of organisms called fungi and as such, are neither animals nor plants. There are more than 1.5 million fungi worldwide, not all of which are molds, but molds are found in every environment.
Johnson, W. and Lawrence, L. 2003, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Economic Development 2002 Elko County Agricultural Statistics
This fact sheet is designed to provide an overview of important statistics relating to Elko County and its agricultural sector.
Owens, M. and Riggs, W. 2003, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Economic Development 2002 White Pine County Agricultural Statistics
This fact sheet is designed to provide an overview of important statistics relating to White Pine County and its agricultural sector.
Owens, M. and Riggs, W. 2003, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
2002 - 2003 PERSHING COUNTY AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (NCE) and Nevada Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) have once gain collaborated to produce a fact sheet summarizing agricultural data for Pershing County.
Breazeale, D. and Owens, M. 2002, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Reproductive Management of Beef Cows: 48-Hour Calf Removal
Research shows that reproduction, or simply weaning a marketable calf, is ten times more important than weaning weights and twenty times more important than carcass traits. Poor reproduction is one of the biggest issues facing range livestock operators throughout the west, particularly with young cows and dry years.
Bruce, B., Riggs, W., Schultz, B., Suverly, N., and Torell, R. 2002, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Evaluating the Potential of an Alternative Crop
This fact sheet provides guidance concerning the most critical questions that must be answered by a producer before an alternative crop is planted.
Davison, J. 2002, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Economic Development 2002 Eureka County Agricultural Statistics
This fact sheet is designed to provide an overview of important statistics relating to Eureka County and its agricultural sector.
Owens, M. and Riggs, W. 2002, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
2001 - 2002 PERSHING COUNTY AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS
This is the sixth year that Nevada Cooperative Extension (NCE) and Nevada Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) have produced a fact sheet summarizing agricultural data for Pershing County.
Breazeale, D. and Owens, M. 2001, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
2000-2001 Esmeralda County Agricultural Statistics
This fact sheet is designed to provide an overview of important statistics relating to Esmeralda County and its agricultural sector.
Suverly, N. 2000, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
2000-2001 Nye County Agricultural Statistics
The agricultural sector of Nye County has historically maintained its economic viability and provides an economic foundation for the county’s communities. This fact sheet provides an overview of important snapshot statistics about Nye County’s agricultural sector.
Suverly, N. 2000, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Special Publications
social media training
Facebook for Extension Professionals
Universities, colleges and Cooperative Extensions around the country use social media to reach constituents with instructional, research and outreach messages. When Extension professionals participate on social networks, members of the public have access to news and information from valued, trusted and credible sources. And, when Extension professionals engage with them, online networks provide interactive, genuine and far-reaching communities that keep Extension professionals current and connected to issues or concerns of the general public and present opportunities for collaboration and scientific inspiration. While these opportunities are found in various social networks, this publication focuses on Facebook. It includes information on platform selection and use, maintaining a professional and personal balance, social license, accessibility, responding to criticism with professionalism, and more.
Andrews, A. and Chichester, L. 2018, Extension
Developing a Local Food Industry in Nevada
There is unfulfilled demand for local food in Nevada. This demand can be filled by addressing a series of gaps in knowledge and logistics that prevent a larger scale of production and supply of local food and by educating the market that the products they desire can be grown in the desert.
Gatzke, H. 2012, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Mobile Slaughter Potential for Nevada, 2011
In 2005, a group of livestock producers requested a feasibility study to assess the potential of a producer-owned entity to slaughter, process, and market local grass-fed meats in Nevada. Specifically, the study sought to assess the economic feasibility of a mobile slaughter unit to be operated in northern Nevada.
Cowee, M. and Harris, T. 2011, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, SP-12-01
Small Farm Hoop House Production of Vegetables in Desert Climates Costs & Returns, 2010
This publication presents sample costs and returns to produce vegetables using hoop house protection and drip irrigation in Southeastern Nevada. It is intended to be a guide, used to make production decisions, determine potential returns and prepare business and marketing plans.
Bishop, C., Gatzke, H., and Curtis, K. 2010, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Marketing Farmers’ Markets: Ideas for Market Vendors & Managers in Nevada
In 1994, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) began tracking the number of farmers’ markets nationwide. At the start there were 1,755 farmers’ markets across the country; in 2008 there were 4,685, an increase of nearly 168 percent (USDA-AMS, 2008).
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., Gatzke, H. 2009, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Alternative Marketing Options for Nevada’s Livestock Producers
Food safety concerns and the separation between producers and consumers are related, as the insecurity consumers feel regarding food safety stems from the numerous channels food products pass through before reaching the final consumer, especially in the case of imported products.
Cowee, M. and Curtis, K. 2008, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Financial Potential for Livestock Slaughter and Processing in Nevada
This publication presents a brief overview of the financial information generated from the study. This section of the study addresses financial analyses and recommendations for an optimal solution to slaughtering and processing animals.
Cowee, M., Curtis, K., Harris, T., and Lewis, S. 2008, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Do Producers and Horse Owners Agree on Important Characteristics of Cool Season Hays?
Lack of appropriate production contracts and the subjectivity of current pricing controlled by buyers have created a need for expanded markets and new pricing techniques. The Nevada climate and soil conditions are conducive to the production of highquality alfalfa and specialty hays, such as cool season hays.
Cirelli, A., Cowee, M., Curtis, K., and Riggs, W. 2007, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Markets for Nevada Native Plants & Seeds
The proposed cooperative would be organized to grow, process, package, and market native Nevada plants, grasses, and forbs. Native seed production and collection is still in its infancy in Nevada, and as such, the local market for native products has not been fully explored.
Cowee, M. and Curtis, K. 2007, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Importance & Use of Enterprise Budgets in Agricultural Operations
Of the four types of budgets, whole-farm, partial, enterprise, and cash flow, the enterprise budget provides the best means to evaluate the potential profitability for a given enterprise or farm income source.
Curtis, K., Harris, T., and Riggs, W. 2005, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Trade Journals
Content marketing for your green industry business Andrews, A. 2017, Landscape Nevada Magazine