College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources
|Contact Information for College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources|
|Location||Max Fleischmann Agriculture Building|
|Address||1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0222
The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources is putting the finishing touches on a new strategic plan that ensures the college will continue enhancing the economic stability and health of Nevada through research and strong collaborations.
Since 2012, CABNR officials have been meeting with a broad spectrum of stakeholders - from representatives of Nevada's major industries, federal and state agencies and nongovernmental organizations - in an effort to identify the critical concerns that CABNR will need to address in coming years.
"To be successful, every organization must routinely take stock of its strengths, challenges, opportunities, and resource needs to adequately address identified areas of emphasis," said CABNR Interim Dean Ron Pardini.
"Our job is to help fulfill the University's land-grant mission of teaching, research and outreach education benefiting the health and economic vitality of Nevada's citizens, so our research and meetings were focused on learning what those needs are today and how we can address them."
The strategic plan meetings of 2012 determined that CABNR needs to:
"The research reaffirmed that many of our programs are on target and that we need to continue the work we've undertaken," Pardini said. "But it also revealed new trends and issues that we need to focus on in coming years."
Pardini said examples of increased program emphasis and development that will result from added financial support and the hiring of new faculty include:
CABNR has already initiated internal discussions to assess its current capabilities and what future resources it and the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station will need to be:
"We have a lot to do," Pardini said, "but this strategic plan gives us a clear roadmap for addressing the pressing needs of this state and this college."