Extension Educators teach students about solutions to identified needs, coordinate education and outreach programs, produce scholarly materials (journal articles, fact sheets, curriculums), and manage community-based offices in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. Staci Emm has been the Extension Educator in Mineral County since 2004 and is the principal link between the University, the residents of Mineral County and Nevada tribes. She has a primary assignment that integrates teaching and administration (70%), research (25%) and service (5%) within the formal mission of Cooperative Extension. Emm’s office is located in the Mineral County Extension office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Integrated Pest Management
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.
Mineral County 4-H Youth Development
4-H programming in Mineral County, Nevada.
Risk Management Education
Extension develops and delivers a comprehensive risk management education program to livestock, forage, and food producers in Nevada.
Veggies for Kids
Veggies for Kids teaches children about healthy eating habits and improves accessibility to fresh fruits and vegetables.
As an Extension Educator and Professor in Mineral County, my primary role is to identify local needs and issues that can be addressed through integrated education and research, and to develop and deliver outreach programs to meet those needs. I utilize a variety of methods to identify educational and research needs, including electronic and postal mail surveys, focus groups, and secondary data analysis. I have identified and developed educational programs in the following areas: agricultural sustainability and development in Nevada and on American Indian reservations in the western US; health and nutrition for youth and seniors; and youth and community development in Mineral County.
Emm, S., & Singletary, L. (2011). People of the Land: Sustaining American Indian agriculture in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Community of Scholars Honoring Excellence: NIFA National Diversity Award. Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU).
Emm, S. (2011). People of Land: Sustaining American Indian agriculture in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Congressional Recognition, APLU Diversity Award.
Emm, S. (2011). People of Land: Sustaining American Indian agriculture in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Senatorial Recognition, APLU Diversity Award.
My primary assignment as an Extension Educator and Professor integrates teaching and administration (70%), scholarly effort (25%), and service (5%), within the formal mission of the University of Nevada, Reno Extension. Teaching efforts are focused on achieving short-term knowledge gains, medium-term attitudinal and behavior changes with the long-term goal of affecting social and economic conditions. Teaching efforts include implementing need-based programming, reporting program impacts, providing leadership in the community, administration of the Mineral County Cooperative Extension office, and offering support to other Extension and university-based faculty within my program areas.