Featured Programs

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Let's Discover STEM

Let’s Discover STEM (Descubramos STEM) is a 7-week program that focuses on STEM enhancement and parent engagement for families with preschoolers and kindergarteners.

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Washoe County 4-H Youth Development

4-H strengthens and promotes healthy youth development to give young people the capacity to act as responsible citizens and agents of community change.

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Master Gardeners of Washoe County

Master Gardeners provide free, research-based horticulture information to Nevadans.

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Nevada Radon Education Program

The Nevada Radon Education Program is a partnership with the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health to educate Nevadans about the health risk posed by elevated levels of radon in the home. The Extension program offers literature, educational presentations and low cost radon test kits in many county Extension and partner offices.

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Washoe County

NEAP's quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analysis for Washoe County

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SNAP Into Farm Fresh Foods

SNAP Into Farm Fresh Foods is a health and nutrition program that provides education to SNAP-eligible participants and provides technical assistance to local farmers market managers and vendors seeking to become SNAP authorized and implement SNAP friendliness best practices.  

 

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

 
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2021 Little Vally Fire Restoration Update
The University of Nevada, Reno, U.S. Forest Service, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and the Nevada Division of Forestry have worked together to rehabilitate the landscape after the Little Valley Fire. What have they accomplished?
Kay, M., Restaino, C. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-113
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4-H Cavy Record Book (Washoe County)
4-H Cavy Record Book
Washoe 4-H Team 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno Forms
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4-H Home Arts and Sciences Project Record Book (Washoe County)
4-H Home Arts and Sciences Project Record Book
Washoe 4-H Team 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno Forms
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4-H Horse Record Book (Washoe County)
4-H Horse Record Book
Washoe 4-H Team 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno Forms
girl showing horse
4-H Horseless Record Book (Washoe County)
4-H Horseless Record Book
Washoe 4-H Team 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno Forms
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4-H Market Livestock Record Book (Washoe County)
4-H Market Livestock Record Book
Washoe 4-H Team 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Forms
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4-H Northern Area Dog Project Record Book (Washoe County)
4-H Northern Area Dog Project Record Book
Washoe 4-H Team 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno Forms
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4-H Poultry Record Book (Washoe County)
4-H Poultry Record Book
Washoe 4-H Team 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno Forms
boy showing rabbit
4-H Rabbit Record Book (Washoe County)
4-H Rabbit Record Book
Washoe 4-H Team 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno Forms
Annual Achievement Record - Nevada 4-H Program
Annual Achievement Record for 4-H Members. Follows member throughout their 4-H years. Also used to justify Star Rank.
S. Schaffer 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, 4-H - Forms
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CodeRED in Washoe County
If an emergency arises in Washoe County, public agencies utilize CodeRED to inform the public. Registering for CodeRED increases the likelihood that residents will receive these urgent notifications.
Roice-Gomes, J., Adams, J., Kay, M., Restaino, C. 2021, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-21-120
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
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Demographic Characteristics for Washoe County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Large blocks saying "BELIEVE" in Reno, Nevada
Economic Characteristics for Washoe County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
General Rules and Regulations for Washoe County 4-H Horse Members
General Rules and Regulations for Washoe 4-H Horse Program members. Signatures for acknowledgement required
S. Chvilicek, C. Stark, Horse Leaders' Council 2022, University of Nevada, Reno Extension, 4-H Forms
General Rules and Regulations for Washoe County 4-H Livestock Members
General Rules and Regulations governing Washoe County 4-H Livestock program members. Signatures required.
S. Chvilicek, C. Stark, Washoe County 4-H Livestock Leaders' Council 2022, University of Nevada, Reno Extension, 4-H Forms
General Rules and Regulations for Washoe County 4-H Small Animal Members
Form for acknowledging the Rules and Regulations governing Washoe County 4-H Small Animal projects. Signatures required.
S. Chvilicek, C.Stark, Washoe County 4-H Small Animal Club Leaders' Council 2022, University of Nevada, Reno Extension, 4-H Forms
Guidelines for keeping 4-H records books
Step-by-step guideline for keeping a 4-H Record Book. Includes tips on what to save, how to fill out general form, and how to record steps in the STAR RANK process.
Washoe County 4-H Awards Records Committee (A subcommittee of the Washoe County 4-H Leaders Council) 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Washoe County Forms
Home Arts and Sciences Commitment to Excellence
Form attesting to a 4-H member's commitment to excellence for his Home Arts and Science project. Signatures required.
S. Chvilicek, C. Stark, Leaders' Council 2022, University of Nevada, Reno Extension, 4-H Forms
Home Arts and Sciences Rules and Regulations
Rules and Regulations for a Home Arts and Sciences project in Washoe 4-H. Signatures required.
S. Chvilicek, C. Stark, Leaders' Council 2022, University of Nevada, Reno Extension, 4-H Forms
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.
Riverwalk in Reno, Nevada
Industry Top Performers for Washoe County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
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Land Use and Fiscal Characteristics for Washoe County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
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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
Nevada 4-H Program Annual Achievement Record
Annual record of 4-H Achievements, continued year to year. Part of 4-H member Record Book.
C. Stark 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Forms
BELIEVE block letters in Reno, NV
Nevada Economic Assessment Project Socioeconomic Baseline Report for Washoe County
This report will be used by local, state, and federal agencies as a tool for future planning, aiming to assist the communities of Nevada. It will help readers understand their community’s social, demographic, economic, and environmental trends.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky, M. Rebori 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
Small Animal Program Commitment to Excellence
Form to substantiate the Commitment of a Small Animal Project member to the best Care and upkeep of their small animal project. Signatures required.
S. Chvilicek, C. Stark, Washoe County 4-H Small Animal Club Leaders' Council 2022, University of Nevada, Reno Extension, 4-H Forms
Bronco Riding at the Reno Rodeo
Social Characteristics for Washoe County, Nevada
The project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal, and environmental characteristics, trends, and impacts.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky 2021, 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
Native bee on desert marigold
Using native plants to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects - workshop and plant giveaway
These workshops in Reno and Elko will cover the fascinating ecology of our native pollinators and how to use native plants to provide critical habitat for them and pest control services for you. In addition, there will be a plant giveaway at the end of the workshop!
Burls, K.J. and H. Kratsch 2021, University of Nevada, Reno Event Calendar
Washoe County 4-H Horse Program Commitment to Excellence
Commitment to Excellence for all Washoe County 4-H Horse Program club members. Signatures required.
S. Chvilicek, C. Stark, Horse Leaders' Council 2022, University of Nevada, Reno Extension, 4-H Forms
Washoe County Cultural Overview
Washoe County Cultural Overview is a short summary and the county's culture, history, landscape, climate and community.
B. Borden, J. Lednicky 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno
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-Reno area Radon Potential Map - 2018
Use this map to find out the potential of radon exposure in Washoe County-Reno/Sparks area homes.
Howe, S. 2019, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno. IP
Youth Livestock Program Commitment to Excellence
A statement of intent for Livestock Project members to do the best possible job of Livestock care and feeding. Signatures are required.
S. Chvilicek, C. Stark, Washoe County 4-H Livestock Leaders' Council 2022, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Forms

County Reports

 
Washoe County Extension Annual Report | July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Washoe County Extension Annual Report | July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Gatzke, H. 2021, 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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