As the largest county, by area, in the State of Nevada, Nye County is vast, diverse and unique. To best reflect the work of Northern and Southern Nye Extension offices, this annual report is divided into two sections: Program Impacts of Northern Nye County and Program Impacts of Southern Nye County.
Helping just one child stay healthy and be successful in school can save well over $20,000 in estimated educational, medical and incarceration costs. We continue offering quality programs with new, innovative delivery methods.
Bullseye Shooting Sports meet regularly to teach youth safe handling and operation of firearms including
Cloverbuds youngest group of 4-H’ers participate in a wide variety of topics from Mindfulness to STEAM. Members from other active clubs often share activity with Cloverbuds.
Dog Den with members 9-19 years old:
FIRST LEGO League Explore program for 6-10 years old
FIRST Tech Challenge Awkward Silence is a competitive Robotics Team with members aged 15-19.
Kids in the Garden tend their garden on site with guidance from club leader as they learn about growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Garden related crafts are also enjoyed indoors.
Paper Clover at Tractor Supply members create posters which are displayed in-store as fundraiser.
Reptile and Bug Club
Word Play Café Creative Writing
The Extension Horticulture program is very important to the residents of Southern Nye County, that have come to rely on the education and expertise provided by their local help desk.
Trained Master Gardener staff and volunteers distribute research-based Extension Publications to advise homeowners on best gardening practices for the unique Mojave Desert climate in Pahrump.
Produce Vendors required to hold Nevada Producers’ certificates. Cottage Food vendors required to register with the NV Dept. of Health to follow safe recommended preparation, handling, packaging and labeling practices. Market is held in parking lot of Tractor Supply, 900 E. NV Hwy 372, Pahrump and features produce, eggs, honey, cottage foods, hand-made soaps and crafts, ensuring access to fresh local food for area residents and visitors.
Horticulture Education Zoom classes attracted total 263 Nye County attendees:
Extension efforts and impacts address the community identified four critical needs, with primary efforts on Community & Economic Development and Personal & Family Development program areas, and Agriculture.
All children face risks as they grow and develop, and most children can benefit greatly from positive interactions with caring adults. Children who have strong interpersonal skills and support are less likely to participate in risky behaviors.
Club, Projects & Groups: 1,774 Contacts with Youthwith 166 instances of adult participation and 133 instances of volunteering
CLOVERBUDShands on activities and discovery
KEEPING FIT & HEALTHYhealth nutrition and safety
VISUAL ARTSexpression of skill and imagination
VET & HORSE SCIENCEbiology and animal science
Special Interest Programs: 524 Contacts with Youthwith 176 instances of adult participation and 9 instances of volunteering
COLLEGE HOURpost-secondary planning and prep
BABYSITTING TRAININGtraining, skills, knowledge
Day Camps & Events: 58 Contacts with Youthwith 4 instances of adult participation and 14 volunteers
GEOLOGY DAY CAMPSstudy of rocks & nature
FESTIVAL OF TREEStree decorating, family fun
ARBOR DAYplanting and caring of trees
FAMILY BINGOfamily time, fun games
Community development is the foundation for all economic development. The residents in and around Tonopah, through conversations with 125 individuals, including 50 agencies and organization, collectively identified three critical needs:
Meeting these needs is crucial to the stabilization and future growth of the community. The median ages in Nye County (51.7y) and Esmeralda County (51.5y) are significantly higher than the state median age of 36.9 years. Northern Nye County has been experiencing a reduction of families and working age people. Creating an action plan to address critical community identified needs, simultaneously serve as both 1) prevention strategy for community trends, societal issues and at-risk behaviors and 2) talent-retention strategy to support recruitment and retention of critical professionals (medical providers, teachers, scientists) and families.
Where appropriate, Extension efforts support the community in addressing these critical needs.
HOSPITAL & MEDICAL SERVICEScollaboration, represent local need
HOUSINGhousing summit, plan development
CHILD CAREafter school care, local & state advisory
CAPACITY BUILDINGworkforce development & community engagement
Every year the country, and state, experience a loss of farmers and ranchers. Alarmingly, more producers are leaving the agricultural industry than there are entering it. With agriculture identified as a national security issue, it is growing increasingly important to support and expand the industry to meet future demand.
AGRIVOLTAICSfarming and ranching under solar panels
ACCESSIBLE AGRICULTUREadaptive technology in ag
Allen, M., and Maio, H., 2023, Nye County Annual Report | Fiscal Year 2022-2023, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, County Reports
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