Gatzke, H. 2020, Lander County Annual Report | Fiscal Year 2019 - 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, County Report

Program Impacts

 4-H

Lander County’s Extension 4-H youth programming included a Teen Cuisine cooking class with thirty (30) participants. Twelve (12) of the 4-H youth participated in the Eureka and Tri-County Fairs; two (2) participated in the Nevada Junior Livestock Show, and two (2) participated in the Nevada 4-H Expo.

The Nevada State 4-H camp welcomed four (4) members, and seven (7) members participated in the Robotics program. The 4-H/Youth Coordinator and volunteers also worked to provide other groups and clubs to increase 4-H membership.

Radon

The Nevada Radon Education Program (NREP) educates Nevadans about the radon health risk (lung cancer), how to test for the gas and the process for reducing an elevated level of the lung cancer-causing gas. Lander County Extension received the National Radon Action Month Proclamation from the Lander County Commissioners on December 20th. Additionally, Extension was able to advertise on the Battle Mountain’s Civic Center digital billboard during the free test kit period. NDOT estimates that 3,300 vehicles pass the area each day.

Horticulture

Horticulture provided 12 Grow Your Own gardening classes in the fall, and 16 classes in the spring.

There were three pesticide safety education and certification classes, pest and plant identification, and noxious weed education. Extension also partnered with community and advisory groups to plan and implement the planting of native Nevada trees in the Austin Cemetery in the spring of 2019. 

Fiscal Year

COUNTY FUNDS SUMMARY

Opening Balance:  $ 268,405
Revenue:  $ 89,960
Expenses:  $ 42,887
Ending Balance:  $ 315,478

State: $ 22,248
Federal: $ 0
County: $ 89,960
Grants:  $ 5,297

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