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The Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute is an innovative program to provide training for alternative farming methods and for high-desert agriculture unique to Nevada and surrounding regions. The program combines classroom training with on-farm experiences. Instructors are selected on a local and national basis to include the best of industry experts, successful producers and educators.


  • April 16 Fulbright Scholar Afwa Thameur Presentation - Fallon- Details .

  • April 18 Creating a Farm Website Workshop - Fallon- Details .

  • May 30 Hoop House Production Workshop - Yerington- Details to be announced.

  • Additional workshops are being planned for 2015. Check back for updates.

    Contact Project Director Ann Louhela to receive notifications of future workshops.

    Projects of the WNC Specialty Crop Institute are made possible with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and from the Nevada Department of Agriculture and USDA/AMS though the Specialty Crop Block Grant.

    For additional information, please contact:
    Ann Louhela
    Project Director
    Phone: 775-423-7565 ext. 2260
    Specialty Crop Institute
    Western Nevada College
    160 Campus Way
    Fallon, NV 89406

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