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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.


  • Apr 2017 Farm to Table Trade Meeting
  • Mar 2017 The Lean Farm Workshop
  • Feb 2017 Farm Direct Marketing – Sales, Service & Signs
  • Jan 2017 Small Farm Equipment
  • Nov 2016 Commercial Pepper Production
  • Nov 2016 Organic Farming in the Sierra
  • Oct 2016 Farm to Table Trade Mixer
  • Sep 2016 Conservation Biological Control Short Course – Xerces
  • Jul 2016 Commercial Lavender Distillation & Production
  • Jun 2016 Guerilla Farm Photography & Farmers Market
  • May 2016 Small-scale Commercial Mushroom Production
  • Apr 2016 Farm To Table Trade Meeting
  • Mar 2016 Beyond Facebook Social Media for the Farm
  • Jan 2016 Taste of the Valleys Specialty Foods Project
  • Dec 2015 Growing Greens in Hoop Houses
  • Nov 2015 Business of Beekeeping
  • Oct 2015 Creating a Specialty Food Business with Food from the Farm
  • Sep 2015 Hoop House Pest Management
  • Jun 2015 Lavender – Producing Value-added Commercial Products
  • May 2015 Hoop Houses – Managing the Seasons
  • Apr 2015 Creating a Farm Website
  • Mar 2015 Beyond CSA Online Marketing & Sales
  • Jan 2015 Nevada Small Farm Conference
  • 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 Nevada Small Farm Conference
  • 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
  • Mar 2012 Nevada Small Farm Conference
  • 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
  • Mar 2011 Nevada Small Farm Conference
  • 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 House Construction
  • Mar 2010 Nevada Small Farm Conference
  • 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