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Specialty Crop Institute

The Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute was created to provide training for alternative farming methods and crops for Nevada’s high desert agriculture. Training is provided by the best of industry experts, producers and educators through classroom lectures and hands-on, on-farm experiences. The goals of the Specialty Crop Institute are to expand and diversify Nevada agriculture.


November 5 – Organic Farming Workshop – Details

November 19 – Pepper Production WorkshopDetails

February 3-4, 2017 – Nevada Small Farm ConferenceNugget Hotel Casino, Sparks, NVDetails

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.