The University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Herds & Harvest Program is internet hosting a brand new Small-Acreage Certification Program, 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 26 – Feb. 23. The program’s programs will likely be carried out through Zoom and will draw upon the information and expertise of established Nevada agriculture producers and University specialists. There may even be an in-person area journey, touring small-acreage farms and ranches. Participants who full the course will obtain their Small-Acreage Level 1 Certification.
The price for the program is $60 per individual, and registration may be accomplished on-line.
Course subjects embody:
- Jan. 26: Overview of small-acreage manufacturing: together with figuring out sources, understanding jurisdictions and setting targets.
- Feb. 2: Understanding livestock manufacturing: specializing in livestock wants and necessities, together with the Quality Assurance Program, animal well being issues, and meat versus different animal merchandise (eggs; wool; dairy; and bees, honey and wax).
- Feb. 9: Understanding crops and soil: specializing in plant wants and easy methods to decide one of the best vegetation for a given land area. This course will embody an outline of how vegetation develop, vitamins and day size necessities, completely different crop necessities, and soil fundamentals.
- Feb. 16: Small-acreage markets, from specialty crops to hay and livestock, and easy methods to market your merchandise: specializing in advertising choices, together with farm stands, direct market, sale yards, the NV Grow Program, social media and USDA versus Custom Exempt.
- Feb. 23: Farm monetary administration within the 21st century: specializing in financially constructing farms, constructing enterprise abilities and belongings, property planning, and stability and money circulate fundamentals. University college students will present monetary evaluation of various agricultural ventures.
- April 9 (southern Nevada) and April 23 (northern Nevada): Field journeys to tour small-acreage farms and ranches. Participants can select which one of many two excursions they want to take, based on their location and pursuits.
For extra info, contact Staci Emm, Extension educator for Mineral County, at Staci’s e-mail or 775-475-4227; Lindsay Chichester, Extension educator for Douglas County at Lindsay’s e-mail or 775-782-9960; or Kaley Chapin, outreach specialist, at Kaley’s e-mail or 702-467-2668.
Persons in want of particular lodging or help ought to name or notify Paul Lessick, civil rights and compliance coordinator, at his e-mail or 702-257-5577 no less than three days previous to the scheduled occasion.
The Nevada Herds & Harvest Program combines a sequence of workshops on completely different subjects and offers academic enterprise administration and mentoring ability constructing to help Nevada agricultural producers. This venture was supported by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.