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Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute is an innovative program to provide training for alternative farming methods and crops for Nevada's high-desert climate. The program's goals are to expand and diversify Nevada agriculture. Training includes business planning and classroom lectures with on-farm experiences. Instructors are selected on a local and national basis to include the best of industry experts, successful producers, and educators.


  • October 17, 2015 Creating a Specialty Food Business Workshop - Carson City - Details

  • November 7, 2015 Business of Beekeeping Workshop - Carson City - Details

  • February 5-6, 2016 Nevada Small Farm Conference - Sparks- Nevada Small Farm Conference

Additional workshops are being planned. Check back for updates. Contact project direct 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.

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

Information: 775-445-3000
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