Lindsay Chichester

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Lindsay Chichester

Extension Educator & State Leader for 4-H Youth Development

Education

Coleville High School, 1996
B.S. - Oklahoma Panhandle State University, 1999
MA, West Texas A&M University, 2007; M.S., West Texas A&M University, 2003
PhD, West Texas A&M University, 2009

Programs

horsing around in lake tahoe during the summer.

4-H Afterschool Program

The 4-H Afterschool Club teaches children basic life skills including math, reading, science, positive communication, goal setting, self-responsibility, decision-making and good nutrition. Youth who have these life skills are less likely to participate in risky behaviors.

4-H Ambassadors

4-H Ambassadors

Nevada State 4-H Ambassadors are 4-H youth from around the state who are committed in providing leadership for all 4-H members.

4-H AmeriCorps member holding a box of food to hand out.

4-H AmeriCorps Camping and Outdoor Education

The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents and the Nevada 4-H Youth Development Program have AmeriCorps members working to improve academic engagement and social emotional skills in youth in Nevada.

4-H Shooting Sports - archery

4-H Shooting Sports

The focus of all 4-H programs is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens. The 4-H Shooting Sports Program stands out as an example. Youth learn marksmanship, the safe and responsible use of firearms, the principles of hunting and archery, and much more. The activities of the program and the support of caring adult leaders provide young people with opportunities to develop life skills, self-worth and conservation ethics.

poster contest

4-H Student Nutrition Advisory Council (SNAC) Club

4-H Afterschool SNACs are student led 4-H clubs that promote leadership skills that focus on healthy living, nutrition, physical activity, cooking, and public speaking.

bee pollinating flower

4-H Teen Pollinator Ambassador Program

Establish a statewide, Nevada 4-H Pollinator Ambassador Program, creating awareness, education, outreach, and peer-to-peer educational opportunities for at least 10 Nevada youth and adult Extension professionals.

Building rockets from straws in a great lesson in propulsion.

4-H Youth Development

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

conference workshop

Advanced Business Training - The Native American Agriculture Fund

The Native American Agriculture Fund (NAAF) is a private, charitable trust serving Native farmers and ranchers through strategic grantmaking in the areas of business assistance, agricultural education, technical support and advocacy series.

cattle feeding at UNR's Main Station Ranch

Agricultural Outlook (Nevada)

Provide agricultural stakeholders with a concise evaluation of current market conditions, expected trends in crop and livestock income potential and management implications.

farmers market

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.

dog show

Carson City / Storey County 4-H Youth Development

If you or your children are looking for a quality and fun youth development experience in the Carson City area.

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.

flying radio controlled drones

Churchill County 4-H Youth Development

4-H club programming in Churchill County covers several project areas that teach leadership, life skills and citizenship.

micro-greenhouse

Clark County (Northeast) 4-H Youth Development

There are a range of programs in the two different communities of Moapa and Virgin Valley.

kids playing board games

Clark County 4-H Afterschool Program

Extension provides 4-H programming in the afterschool setting. Students learn-by-doing in 4-H Afterschool.

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Clark County 4-H Summer Day Camp

Join us for the 4-H Summer Adventures Day Camp where there will be fun activities for everyone!

lake tahoe camp

Douglas County 4-H Youth Development

4-H programming in Douglas County can cover most any topic that an adult in the community would like to share with youth.

lake tahoe camp

Douglas County 4-H Youth Development

4-H programming in Douglas County can cover most any topic that an adult in the community would like to share with youth.

eagles and cows CB

Eagles & Agriculture

Eagles & Agriculture is a multiday celebration of agriculture to teach about agriculture and the benefits it provides to wildlife and the community. The program, a collaborative effort that began in 2003, encourages the conservation and prosperity of ranching in western Nevada, teaches participants about wildlife and the history of agriculture in Carson Valley, and creates an agritourism model that enhances the profitability of local farming and ranching businesses.

4-h winners elko

Elko County 4-H Youth Development

4-H programming in Elko County includes programs in a variety of curriculum and content areas and delivery methods.

downtown eureka

Eureka County 4-H Youth Development

4-H programming in Eureka County includes programs in a variety of curriculum and content areas and delivery methods.

hands holding freshly picked carrots

Grow Your Own, Nevada!

Learn the secrets of high desert gardening

equestian center

Humboldt County 4-H Youth Development

4-H club programming in Humboldt County covers several project areas that teach leadership, life skills and citizenship

legos

Lander County 4-H Youth Development

4-H programming in Lander County includes programs in a variety of curriculum and content areas and delivery methods.

welcome to caliente

Lincoln County 4-H Youth Development

4-H programming in Lincoln County includes programs in a variety of curriculum and content areas and delivery methods.

kids singing

Lyon County 4-H Youth Development

4-H programming in Lyon County.

stressed farmer

Managing Ranch & Farm Stresses

Working in agriculture is accompanied by managing a variety of stresses on a regular basis. Connecting with others can help us cope with stress and become more resilient.

flying drones

Mineral County 4-H Youth Development

4-H programming in Mineral County, Nevada.

downtown tonapah

Northern Nye County 4-H Youth Development

Northern Nye County offers clubs and other activities for youth in Tonopah, Round Mountain and surrounding areas.

STEM project

Pershing County 4-H Youth Development

Pershing County 4-H Youth Development

risk management class

Risk Management Education

Extension develops and delivers a comprehensive risk management education program to livestock, forage, and food producers in Nevada.

Social Media Training cb

Social Media Training

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

arbor day activities

Southern Nye County 4-H Youth Programming

Southern Nye County 4-H serves youth with many clubs and activities at the 4-H Annex at 1651 E. Calvada Blvd. Other activities are offered in the communities of Amargosa, Beatty, and Pahrump and also online via Zoom.

rocketeering on campus

Washoe County 4-H Youth Development

4-H strengthens and promotes healthy youth development to give young people the capacity to act as responsible citizens and agents of community change.

4-h expo

White Pine County 4-H Youth Development

4-H is a learn-by-doing life-skills program that teaches youth communication, self-concept, team-building, problem-solving, decision-making, self-responsibility, conflict resolution, aspiration-building, goal-setting, community leadership and career development.

goat

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

The curriculum teaches youth to raise quality swine, beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, dairy goats, rabbits, and poultry.

News & Journal Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

Bulletins
2023 Nevada Small Agriculture Conference Tentative Agenda
The Nevada Small Agriculture Conference is being coordinated by Nevada Farm Bureau members with the assistance of the University of Nevada, Reno Extension and Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE). It will be held on August 25-26, 2023 at the Santa Fe Station in Las Vegas, NV.
Chapin, K. 2023, University of Nevada, Reno Extension
Upcoming agricultural events for 2023/2024
An up to date list of upcoming agriculture events.
Chapin, K., Emm, S. 2023, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Bulletin
Fact Sheets
Agricultural Producer Stress: A Nevada Statewide Study
This survey utilized the Perceived Stress Scale a widely used instrument for measuring perception of stress. It is a measure of the degree to which situations in one's life are considered by the participant to be stressful.
B. Freeman, L. Chichester, A. Osborne, M. Minter, B. Gorsakul 2022, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-22-01
Animal Care: Tips for youth communicating with the public
Animal care is what it says, providing care for an animal. Responsible livestock producers provide the best care and treatment for their animals, ensure they are receiving high quality feed, fresh clean cool water and appropriate shelter, quick treatment if ill, and low-stress handling when necessary.
L. Chichester 2022, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS 17-00
Animal Care
Animal well being, animal care, animal welfare, animal husbandry, animal rights. What's the difference.
L. Chichester & K. Dam 2022, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-18-09
Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park fields with snow covered mountains in background
Community Assets for Douglas County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
M. Rebori, J. Lednicky, B. Borden, L. Chichester 2022, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-22-07
Genoa Bar - Nevada's Oldest Thirst Parlor, Genoa, NV
Economic Characteristics for Douglas County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky, L. Chichester 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
JT Basque Restaurant, Gardnerville, NV
Industry Top Performers for Douglas County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky, L. Chichester 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Topaz Lake with fall colors on the shoreline
Land Use and Fiscal Characteristics for Douglas County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky, L. Chichester 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park fields with snow covered mountains in background
Social Characteristics for Douglas County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky, L. Chichester 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park
Demographic Characteristics for Douglas County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
B. Borden,J. Lednicky, L. Chichester 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
livstock at rim fire
Best Management Practices for Livestock and Equine during Wildfire Smoke Events
The intent of this article is to provide recommendations for best management practices for livestock and equine owners during wildfire smoke events. Some of these recommendations may not be applicable to owners of large quantities of livestock and/or equine.
Chichester, L, Kay, M., Roice-Gomes, J., Allen, M., Taylor, L. Emm, S. 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-10
Best management practices for livestock and equine during wildfire smoke events
Wildfire can be an important tool in maintaining diverse and healthy ecosystems. However, wildfires can also increase greenhouse gas emissions, devastate ecosystems, and decimate animal populations and their habitats, along with homes and other structures, creating hazardous health impacts on humans and animals.
L. Chichester, M. Kay, J. Roice-Gomes, M. Allen, L. Taylor, S. Emm 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-10
Nevada 4-H Annual Survey Summary Report - 2020
Annual survey of Nevada youth regarding their 4-H experiences
Maio, H., Chvilicek, S., Luckey, B., Evans, W., Stark, C., Chichester, L., Baker-Tingey, J. 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-94
Nevada 4-H Annual Survey Summary Report 2018
youth survey on their 4-H experiences
J. Baker-Tingey, B. Luckey, W. Evans, C. Stark, S. Chvilicek, L. Chichester, A. Hernandez 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno FS-20-31
Navigating Online Program Delivery With Zoom Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic
This publication will explore how four faculty moved their programming online to meet both programmatic and clientele needs.
L. Chichester, S. Emm, H. Kratsch, C. Restaino 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, FS-20-29
Animal Care: Tips for communicating with the public
Youth livestock exhibitors should be aware that the public will develop opinions about production agriculture based on what they see, hear and perceive at livestock shows, fairs and exhibitions.
Chichester, L. & Dam, K. 2018, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-18-09
Journals
Death by a Thousand Cuts": Agriculture Producer Resiliency in the Western United States Freeman, B., Grocke-Dewey, M. U., Chichester, L., Breeding, K., Stallones, L., & Minter, M. 2023, Journal of Agromedicine, 29(1), 66–79
Lay or Popular Publications
research
Women in science: a Q&A with CABNR pet food mercury researchers
Professor Gustin and fellow researchers Chichester, Dunham-Cheatham, Luippold and Vargas-Estrada talk about their work and answer related questions
Gustin, M.S., Chichester, L., Dunham-Cheatham, S., Luippold, A., and Vargas Estrada M. 2019, Nevada Today
Special Publications
Douglas County Needs Assessment
The purpose of this study was to determine the needs of Douglas County citizens. The results then could serve as educational and programmatic foci in the years to come. This Douglas County Needs Assessment was conducted in conjunction with Carson City/Storey County.
L. M. Chichester, L. K. Taylor, W. P. Evans, K. N. Russell 2022, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, SP-20-15
Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park fields with snow covered mountains in background
Nevada Economic Assessment Project Socioeconomic Baseline Report for Douglas County
This report will be used by local, state, and federal agencies as a tool for future planning, aiming to assist the communities of Nevada. It will help readers understand their community’s social, demographic, economic, and environmental trends.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky, M. Rebori, L. Chichester 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Douglas County Needs Assessment
The purpose of this study was to determine the needs of Douglas County citizens. The results then could serve as educational and programmatic foci in the years to come.
Chichester, L., Taylor, L., Evans, B., & Russell, K. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, SP-20-15
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
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