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Nevada Extension to certify small farmers

Program Feb. 21-April 27 offers support for new or up-and-coming producers.

February 9, 2024

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University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Herds & Harvest Program is providing a certification program Feb. 21 through April 27 geared toward new or up-and-coming ranchers and farmers that will allow them to obtain a Nevada Beginning Farmer & Rancher Level 1 Small Acreage and Farm to Fork Certification.

The classes will take place 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 21 to April 24, with additional field trips touring small-acreage farms and ranches in Washoe and Douglas counties being offered April 26-27.

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.

Participants who complete the course, attend a tour or one of the spring Nevada agriculture conferences, and complete a business plan review will receive their Level 1 Certification.

The cost for the program is $60 per person, and registration can be completed online. For more information, contact Staci Emm, Extension educator for Mineral County, at 775-475-4227; or contact Kaley Chapin, outreach specialist, at 702-467-2668.

Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should contact Paul Lessick, civil rights and compliance coordinator, at 702-257-5577 at least five days prior to the scheduled event with their needs or for more information.

Source: University of Nevada, Reno Extension

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