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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.

Below is a list of scheduled workshops and events. Check back for updates, and email Ann Louhela at to receive notifications of future workshops.

Jan. 19, 2019 – Elko County Producers Workshop, Elko, Details 
Feb 14-16, 2019  Nevada Farms Conference, Reno
March 2019 – Subscription Farm Box Workshop, Details TBA
June 23, 2019 – Sierra Nevada Lavender & Honey Festival, Sparks
June 24, 2019 – Lavender Workshop, Sparks, Details TBA

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

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