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 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 Conference – Nugget Hotel Casino, Sparks, NV – Details
Additional workshops are being planned. Check back for updates. Contact project direct Ann Louhela to receive notifications of future workshops.
- For a list of past workshops, visit our Previous Workshops page
- Grant Opportunities
- 2016 Walker River Producer Grant
- Nevada Small Business Development Center Walker Basin Micro-Grant
Projects of the WNC Specialty Crop Institute are made possible with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.