Lisa K. Taylor

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Lisa K. Taylor

Assistant Professor, County Educator

Summary

Lisa K. Taylor works in the fields of agri-entrepreneurship; community development; nutrition education, food preparation and food preservation; health and wellness education; and youth development. As an Extension educator in Carson City and Storey County, she addresses critical needs and issues with training and assessment.

Education

William C. Hinkley High School
B.S.,Vocational Home Economics Education and B.S., Consumer Sciences - Colorado State University
Master of Agriculture, Colorado State University
Doctor of Philosophy of Agriculture Education, Oklahoma State University

Programs

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Carson City Community Garden

The Community Garden began in 2001 and allows community members who don’t have room for a vegetable garden to rent a 4-by-16-foot garden bed for $20 a season at a 25-bed garden complex on Beverly Drive east of the cemetery. The price includes water, soil preparation, some seeds and fertilizer. 

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Grow Your Own, Nevada!

Learn the secrets of high desert gardening

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Healthy Kids Festival

The goal of the Healthy Kids Festival is to provide sustainable tools and opportunities for low-income families with children ages 3-8 to make healthy choices as they approach the adolescent years. The event, hosted by Extension’s All 4 Kids Program in collaboration with local community partners provides long-term solutions to childhood obesity through physical activity, healthy eating and other behaviors related to childhood obesity prevention. 

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Integrated Pest Management and IR-4 program

Integrated Pest Management program is a long-term management strategy that uses a combination of tactics to reduce pests to tolerable levels with potentially lower costs for the pest manager and minimal effect on the environment.

Nevada Radon Education Program personnel, Susan Howe and Nadia Noel

Nevada Radon Education Program

The Nevada Radon Education Program is a partnership with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health to educate Nevadans about the health risk posed by elevated levels of radon in the home. The Extension program offers literature, educational presentations and low cost radon test kits in many county Extension and partner offices.

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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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Seniors Eating Well

Healthy eating and nutrition education for older adults.

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Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

Exercise and fall prevention for older adults

Greenhouse Project

The Greenhouse Project

The Greenhouse Project serves as a teaching facility for hands on programs at the Carson City High School. Students help to cultivate and distribute vegetables and herbs for culinary classes and community food ban.