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Agriculture: Living Beyond a Pandemic

Weekly updates and expertise to assist agriculturists in making management and production decisions for future viability.

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Beginning Farmer and Rancher - Herds & Harvest Program

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.

Amilton de Mello in Winnemucca

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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Food Safety Project

Extension has been instrumental in bringing about the "Nevada Food Safety Task Force," which strives to provide a working forum for food safety experts and to improve communication between all entities that are held accountable for food safety and security within our state.Improving Food Safety Education for Child and Adult Care Providers in Nevada.

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Grow Your Own, Nevada!

Learn the secrets of high desert gardening

A healthy meal: chicken sandwich and grapes on a plate and a glass of water.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

The Healthy Eating on a Budget program has been integrated into the TANF Work Readiness workshop as a SNAP-Ed program. The purpose of the 8-lesson series is to provide SNAP recipients with education on healthy nutrition and physical activity practices, food resource management, food safety and food security. 

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Healthy Food Systems

The Healthy Food Systems Program works to increase access to and knowledge about healthy foods within the community through direct education and policy, systems, and environmental changes. The program focuses on local food production, food preparation and processing, nutrition, and food security to successfully educate the community on how food systems influence health.

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Home Food Preservation Program

The Home Food Preservation Program teaches workshops on how to preserve foods through various methods and techniques.

Food Related News Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

 
Climate Science Readiness and Training Needs of Nevada Extension Professionals
Special publication that evaluates the needs and institutional desires for incorporating climate change information into existing Extension programming. Includes assessment of attitudes, perceived knowledge levels, current efforts to address climate change and the need for training.
Kratsch, H., Cobourn, J., Chichester, L. and Ormerod, K. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, SP-20-08
Economic Development: Renewables, Sustainable Economies, & Carbon Offsets
This chapter reviews economic development issues and opportunities that Tribes face in the age of climate change, including summaries pertaining to Tribal histories & trauma, harmful federal policies & subsequent land tenure issues & the surge of economic sovereignty through renewable energy development on Tribal lands
Singletary, L., Clow, S., Connolly, M., Marks-Marino, D., Samoy, A., & Stout, S. 2021, Chapter 6: Economic Development. In Status of Tribes and Climate Change Report [Marks-Marino, D. (ed.)].
Five-year field trial of the biomass productivity and irrigation response of cactus pear (Opuntia spp.) as a bioenergy feedstock for arid lands. Neupane D, Mayer JA, Niechayev NA, Bishop CD, Cushman JC 2021, Global Change Biology: Bioenergy. 13(4): 719-741. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12805.
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Look for QWEL-certified pros for your next landscape contract
Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper is a new program to Nevada for landscape professionals to learn about irrigation principles for water-efficiency.
Fisher, J. 2018, Reno Gazette Journal
Management of pennycress as a winter annual cash cover crop- A Review.
Pennycress
Cubins, J., Wells M.S., Frels, K., Ott, M., Forcella, F., Gregg, J., Walia, M.K., Becker, R.L., and Gesch, R.W. 2019, Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 39:46.
Nevada’s Renewable Energy Resources: Biomass
Information on Biomass as a form of renewable energy in Nevada.
Breazeale, D., Curtis, K., and Riggs, W. 2004, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-04-69
Nevada’s Renewable Energy Resources: Geothermal
Information on Geothermal Energy as a form of renewable energy in Nevada.
Breazeale, D., Curtis, K., and Riggs, W. 2004, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Winter camelina seed yield and quality response to harvest time.
Winter camelina seed yield and oil quality affected by different harvest dates.
Walia, M.K., Wells M.S., Cubins, J., Wyse, D., Gardner, R.D., Gesch, R., and Forcella, F. 2018, Industrial Crops and Products. 125: 765-775.