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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.

Workshops will resume in the fall of 2018 after harvest season. Check back for updates. Email project director Ann Louhela at to receive notifications of future workshops.

Feb 14-16, 2019  Nevada Farms Conference, Sparks
June 23, 2019 – Sierra Nevada Lavender & Honey Festival, Sparks

For a list of past workshops, visit our Previous Workshops page

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