Specialty Crop Institute

Previous Workshops

Past Workshops

The WNC Specialty Crop Institute hosts a variety of workshops as shown in the list of past events. Topics are chosen based on applicability to Nevada's high desert climate, industry trends and producer requests. The program is a "classroom without walls". Workshops have been held at schools, farms, nurseries and Indian reservations throughout Nevada.





Dec 2014 Commercial Berry Production
Nov 2014 Quickbooks for the Small Farm
Sep 2014 Building Healthy Soils Workshop
Aug 2014 Hoop House Production for the Experienced Grower
Jul 2014 Commercial Lavender Production
May 2014 Native Plant & Seed Production
Apr 2014 Social Media Bootcamp for Farmers & Ranchers
Mar 2014 Marketing the Farm Experience 101
Feb 2014 Subscription Farming
Jan 2014 Value-Added Products from the Farm
Nov 2013 Direct Marketing Local Meat II
Nov 2013 The Business of Chinese Medicinal Herbs
Oct 2013 Meat CSA & Collaborative Marketing Models
Aug 2013 Lavender Workshop
Aug 2013 Agritourism Opportunities
May 2013 Pollinator Workshop
Feb 2013 Nevada Small Farm Conference
Jan 2013 Seed Starting and Saving, Carson City
Oct 2012 Special Events on the Farm
Jul 2012 Specialty Cut Flowers - Growing Your Business
Jun 2012 Lavender - Production, Sales, and Marketing
May 2012 Low-cost Hoop House Construction
Feb 2012 Direct Marketing - Best Practices
Feb 2012 Four Seasons Farming with Eliot Coleman
Dec 2011 Subscription Farming (CSAs)
Nov 2011 Direct Marketing - Best Practices
Oct 2011 QuickBooks Accounting for the Small Farm
May 2011 Orchard and Berry Production for the Small Farm
Apr 2011 Selling the Seasons - Year-round Sales Strategies
Jan 2011 Low-cost Hoop House Construction
Nov 2010 Hoop Houses - Production and Management
Nov 2010 Introduction to Specialty Crops - Production and Sales
Sep 2010 Orchard and Berry Production for the Small Farm
Jul 2010 Lavender - Commercial Production and Sales
Apr 2010 Hoop Huse Construction
Nov 2009 Extending the Season - Hoop Houses and CSAs
Sep 2009 Wine Grape Harvest
Jul 2009 Lavender Harvest
May 2009 Growing Grapes in Nevada
Apr 2009 Cut Flowers - Growing Your Business
May 2009 Organic Farming - Making the Transition
Nov 2008 Wine and Grape Seminar



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