Extension program offers course for new or up-and-coming Nevada agriculture producers
The University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Herds & Harvest Programis offering the Small-Acreage Certification Program, 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesdays, March 15 – April 12. The program’s courses will be conducted via Zoom and will draw upon the knowledge and experience of established Nevada agriculture producers and University experts. There will also be an in-person field trip, touring small-acreage farms and ranches. Participants who complete the course, a tour and a business plan review will receive their Small-Acreage Level 1 Certification.
The cost for the program is $60 per person, and registration can be completed onlineat https://BFRsmallacreage1.eventbrite.com. Course topics include:
For more information, contact Staci Emm, Extension educator for Mineral County, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-475-4227; Lindsay Chichester, Extension educator for Douglas County at email@example.com or 775-782-9960; Kaley Chapin, outreach specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-467-2668; or Jamie Lee, program officer, at email@example.com or 775-426-8299.
Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should contact Paul Lessick, civil rights and compliance coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-257-5577 at least five days prior to the scheduled event with their needs or for more information.
The Nevada Herds & Harvest Program combines a series of workshops on different topics and provides educational business management and mentoring skill building to support Nevada agricultural producers. This project was supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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