Featured Programs

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Green Industry Training

A workforce development program to train green industry professionals, who receive continuing education units for pesticide applicator, ISA-certified arborist and Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper

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Weed Warriors Invasive Weed Training

The Weed Warriors program tackles the growing problem of weeds on public and private land.

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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.

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Family Storyteller Literacy Program

National award-winning Family Storyteller is a literacy program aimed at encouraging and training parents to play a vital role in the literacy development of their children. The statewide program creates an opportunity for parents and young children to interact around literacy and language activities.

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Grow Yourself Healthy

Grow Yourself Healthy works with students at Libby Booth Elementary School and Mariposa Academy in Washoe County to increase their willingness to taste new fruits and vegetables, overall consumption of vegetables, and physical activity. The program also aims to decrease their screen time and consumption of sugary drinks.

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Commercial Landscape Horticulture

Classes offer training for green industry workers, including some bilingual classes, on how to landscape in the Nevada desert

 

 
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Washoe County Related News Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

 
Lizeth Ramirez-Barroeta with her colleagues at her naturalization ceremony
Community instructor earns University award, citizenship
Extension's Lizeth Ramirez-Barroeta, a University classified employee of the month, was sworn in as a U.S. citizen
Andrews, A. 2019, Nevada Today
A cluster of homes in Washoe County adjacent to the urban interface with text: How to Complete a Community Wildfire Protection Plan for Washoe County Communities
How to Complete a Community Wildfire Protection Plan for Washoe County Communities
A Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) describes the wildfire hazards and mitigation measures for a community. Completing and implementing a CWPP is an important means for residents of Washoe County’s wildfire-prone areas to address the wildfire threat.
Smith, E., Sistare, S., Nejedlo, G. 2013, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, SP-13-06
Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Intake with Reservation and Off-reservation Kindergarten Students in Nevada. Emm, S., Harris, J., Halterman, J., Chvilicek, S., & Bishop, C. 2019, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(B), 1-10.
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Make Your Home a Great Place to Play
The many forms of play enrich a child’s brain, body and life in important ways, and STEM in the early years makes a difference in children’s lives. Any time, even this time of coronavirus, can be the right time to make time for STEM. All families can learn more about STEM at home.
Ramirez-Barroeta, L., and Andrews, A. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno
Towards wine grape (Vitis vinifera) vineyard establishment in Northern Nevada: varietal studies in the dry desert climate. J. Evans, E.A.R. Tattersall, W. Johnson, and G.R. Cramer 2005, NAES publication #51055382
Washoe County 4-H Market Livestock Record Book
4-H Record Book form for Market Livestock Project. Writable PDF. For tracking weight gain, feed use, expenses and revenue. Plus lessons learned during process.
Mitchell, S. 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Washoe County Radon Information | 2020 National Radon Action Month
Get a FREE radon test kit and attend a free radon education presentation in Washoe County during National Radon Action Month.
Howe, S 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Washoe County Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Washoe County homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Washoe County Radon Potential Map for the Reno area - 2019
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Washoe County (Reno area) homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno.

County Reports

 
Washoe County Extension Annual Report | July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Washoe County Extension Annual Report | July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Gatzke, H. 2020, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, County Report FYI 2020
Washoe County Extension Annual Report | July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
Washoe County Extension Annual Report | July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
Gatzke, H. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno

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