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Reno ag expo to provide hands-on activities

Farm stand, wine tasting, other activities on tap May 31.

Molly Malloy, Marketing Coordinator

May 30, 2024

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At Nevada Field Day & Ag Expo on May 31, the University will bring a variety of its research and work done throughout the state to its Valley Road Field Lab and Greenhouse Complex in Reno, where visitors will be treated to hands-on activities, wine tasting, a farm stand, a plant sale, demonstrations, giveaways, and tours and exhibits featuring University research.

The University’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, with its Experiment Station and Extension units, is hosting the event, 2 – 6 p.m., at the facility located at 1000 Valley Road.

The event will be buzzing with activities at more than 40 booths focusing on the latest advancements in agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, natural resources and the environment. A Main Stage will feature engaging presentations that include gardening basics, cooking and explanation of cuts of meat, and a K-9 police dog demonstration. The University’s student logging team, the Nevada Loggers, will also demonstrate the skills they compete in at logging sports competitions, including chopping, bucking and chainsaw events.

“This is a great time of year for people to visit the University’s Valley Road Field Lab,” said Bill Payne, dean of the College. “There will be a lot to do and see. We enjoy connecting with the community and demonstrating how what we do impacts our communities and the lives of Nevadans.”

The Field Lab is home to the Experiment Station’s Desert Farming Initiative, which will be selling its organic produce and plant starts at the event, as well as providing a demonstration on diversified hoop house production. In addition, the Initiative will show and tell about their programs focusing on climate-smart farming, food sovereignty, food security and agricultural industry support.

The Initiative runs a commercial farm, including orchards, open fields, hoop houses and a greenhouse, and seeks to advance climate-smart farming and resilient food systems through demonstration, education, research and outreach.

For more information about this event, click here.

Source: University of Nevada, Reno Extension

About the Author(s)

Molly Malloy

Marketing Coordinator, University of Nevada, Reno Extension

Molly Malloy is a marketing communications specialist in the University of Nevada, Reno's College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources.

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