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Specialty Crop Institute

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.


September 30 – Conservation Biological Control Short Course (Natural pest management) with Xerces Society – Carson City Details

October 15 – UNR Farm to Table Dinner Fundraiser – UNR Desert Farming Initiative, Reno Details

October 24 – Farm to Table Trade Mixer – Roundabout, Reno – Details TBA

November 5 – Organic Farming Workshop – Details TBA

November 19 – Pepper Production Workshop – Details TBA

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.