Staci Emm

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Staci Emm

Professor, County Educator

Summary

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 Cooperative Extension. Staci Emm has been the Extension Educator in Mineral County over thirteen years and is the principal link between the University, the residents of Mineral County and members of the Walker River Paiute Tribe. 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.

Programs

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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.

Community Beautification through Horticulture

Community Beautification through Horticulture

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension works with Mineral County and local organizations to teach citizens how to use horticulture as a community beautification tool. Since a needs assessment showed that the number one concern of residents is community beautification, this horticulture program augments the successful community clean-up program and county efforts to clean up the community with the addition of a nuisance ordinance.

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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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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.

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Nevada Risk Management Education

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) develops and delivers a comprehensive risk management education program to livestock and forage producers in Nevada.

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People of the Land

The goal of this program is to train agricultural professionals to better understand Indian culture and make them more effective in helping American Indian producers strengthen sustainable agriculture and natural resource management on the reservations.

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Veggies for Kids

Veggies for Kids teaches children about healthy eating habits and improves accessibility to fresh fruits and vegetables.

walker lake, nevada

Walker Lake: Increasing Knowledge through Education

Walker Lake, located in central Nevada, is a natural resource of interest to diverse and often competing groups. Walker Lake: Increasing Knowledge Through Education, is a community-based program to educate adults and youth about Walker Lake issues.

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

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
Determining Profitability of Alternative Crops
There are many alternative crops to consider. Evaluating which alternative crop or crops will be the best fit for a producer can be a daunting task. This fact sheet breaks down the process to a step-by-step review of individual crops to gauge which crops may be the most successful for a given producer.
Bishop, C., and Emm, S. 2013, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Soil and Climate Considerations of Alternative Crops
To determine which alternative crop or crops are best suited to a particular producer, it is necessary to determine the soil and climatic conditions under which the crop will be grown. This will influence the amount of probable yield, which impacts the possible economic returns.
Bishop, C., and Emm, S. 2013, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Working Effectively with American Indian Populations: A Brief Overview of Federal Indian Policy
An understanding of current American Indian issues requires a basic familiarity with federal Indian policy. This fact sheet provides a brief overview of these policies spanning two centuries. The policies are presented as policy “eras” in chronological order.
Singletary, L. and Emm, S. 2011, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Working Effectively with American Indian Populations: Great Basin and Columbia Plateau Indian Culture
American Indians of the western range refers to American Indians who reside in a region of the western U.S. bordered on the west by the Sierra and Cascade mountains and on the east by the Rocky Mountains (Woodhead, 1995). The western range includes the Columbia Plateau and Great Basin cultural and physiographic areas.
Singletary, L. and Emm, S. 2011, 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 Adopt Alternative Cropping and Irrigation Strategies in the Walker River Basin
Water. In the arid climate of the Great Basin it is the most vital resource available. Both humans and natural ecosystems rely on this scarce resource for their livelihood and well being. Nowhere is this more apparent than the Walker River Basin in westcentral Nevada.
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