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Nevadans encouraged to test their homes for radon – a dangerous gas
December 11, 2013 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Free radon test kits are available from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28 at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices and partner offices statewide.
Cooperative Extension strives to help Latino high school students succeed
October 29, 2013 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Leticia Servin spent her summer with the families of Latino students entering high school, especially those with limited resources, preparing them to succeed in high school.
Cooperative Extension offering pressure canner testing
September 23, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
With many Nevadans choosing to grow more of their own food, they are also doing their own canning. And, “pressure-canning” is becoming increasing popular.
Cooperative Extension offers training for use of pesticides
September 13, 2013 • By Tiffany Kozsan
Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, is offering a free workshop to train people throughout the state how to properly handle and use pesticides.
Cooperative Extension hosts tour of alternative crop field trials
September 10, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Jay Davison has been helping Nevada farmers experiment with alternative crops for more than 15 years. Join him for a tour in Fallon, Nev. Sept. 13.
Cooperative Extension team seeks better compostable plant containers
September 6, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Heidi Kratsch, Cooperative Extension horticulturist, and her team are conducting research on possible new soy- and corn-based alternatives for bioplastic, compostable plant containers.
University’s annual Field Day shows off ag, biotech, biofuels, 4-H programs
August 20, 2013 • By Mike Wolterbeek
The public is invited to the annual CABNR/UNCE Field Day, set for Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Main Station Field Lab.
Cooperative Extension and USDA to host workshop for Nevada agriculture
August 6, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Available statewide; includes presenters from the College of Business, the USDA Farm Service Agency, the Governor’s Office on Economic Development and others.
Cooperative Extension offers ‘Cottage Foods’ and ‘Farm to Fork’ workshop
July 29, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
New laws provide farmers, home-growers and others with increased opportunities to make and sell their products, as well as to hold dinners from their homegrown products.
‘Grow Your Own, Nevada!’ classes return this month
July 8, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Nevadans can learn to grow safe, fresh, organic produce at home and in school and community gardens without spending a lot of money.
Mark Walker named interim dean for University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
July 8, 2013 • By Natalie Savidge
Longtime faculty member brings experience to new position; two-year appointment began July 1.
Cooperative Extension hosts workshop on building successful produce business
June 5, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
The workshop is part of Extension’s “Herds and Harvest” Program, which combines workshops and one-on-one mentoring to support Nevada agricultural producers.
Extension and Department of Agriculture offer Good Agricultural Practices Training
May 20, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
The free, three-day program, sponsored by the USDA, will focus on on-farm food-safety practices related to fruit and vegetable production.
Thousands of plants available at Master Gardener Plant Faire May 18
May 13, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
Cooperative Extension will host its Annual Master Gardener Plant Faire 7 a.m. - 2 p.m., May 18 at the Master Gardener Greenhouse #13, 920 Valley Road, Reno.
Wildfire Awareness Week starts May 4
May 3, 2013 • By Sonya Sistare
“Reduce the Fuel – Reduce the Risk!” is this year's message. Ed Smith, Cooperative Extension natural resources specialist, says it is a call to action.
Cooperative Extension offers Local Leaders’ Institute in Elko May 18 and 19
May 1, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
The Local Leaders' Institute is a pilot program to enhance the knowledge of government officials and government staff and other community leaders on the ins-and-outs of local government.
Cooperative Extension offers “Farm Products to Food Products” Workshops
May 1, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Utah State University Cooperative Extension have teamed up to co-sponsor a workshop for growers and small food processors.
Cooperative Extension presents weed control workshops April 30 – May 2
April 22, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is presenting a “Weed Extravaganza” April 30 to May 2 that will discuss weed management, herbicide equipment calibrations and more.
Impact of Future Growth in Nevada Dairies Workshop offered in April
April 12, 2013 • By Claudene Wharton
Workshop will aim to strengthen the economic stability of America’s agricultural producers.
“Grow Your Own!” classes return in April
March 22, 2013 • By Chad Waters
Cooperative Extension is offering eight “Grow Your Own!” classes to help Nevadans who want to grow more of their own food.
University celebrates years of tradition and excellence
March 13, 2013 • By Stephany Kirby
2013 marks numerous anniversaries for the University, including Mackay Day, KUNR and the Fleischmann Planetarium.
Local Nevada officials gather at Leaders’ Institute by Cooperative Extension
March 12, 2013 • By Kayla Johnson
The first workshop of the Cooperative Extension Local Leaders’ Institute was held Feb. 23 and 24 at Cooperative Extension’s Washoe County office in Reno.
Cooperative Extension’s Donaldson receives statewide award for water quality education efforts
February 12, 2013 • Staff Report
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection presented its annual Wendell McCurry Excellence in Water Quality Award to Donaldson last week.
Grant offers Washoe students fresh produce
September 20, 2012 • By Kayla Johnson
Students at 34 Washoe County elementary schools receive fresh produce and nutrition education in a partnership between Washoe County schools and Cooperative Extension.
Extension faculty in D.C. to teach course on Indian lands
September 16, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Cooperative Extension faculty Staci Emm and Loretta Singletary taught their course “People of the Land” to a group of federal policymakers recently.
UNCE awarded $672,000 for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers program
September 2, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
In some Nevada counties, nearly half the agricultural producers are inexperienced. Cooperative Extension’s new program will help them succeed.
Now is the time to put in your Third Season vegetable crop
August 15, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Even in the short growing season of Northern Nevada, vegetables like carrots, lettuce and spinach grow exceptionally well in the cooler temperatures of fall.
Cooperative Extension programs named regional qualifiers by WEDA
July 22, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Nevada Cooperative Extension programs for young adults and teachers have earned regional recognition.
Cooperative Extension's TextToday program expanding to Washoe schools
July 19, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Cooperative Extension’s TextToday program may reduce Nevada’s third-in-the-nation suicide rate by helping young people who are more willing to share their feelings through electronic means.
Extension Dean receives national award
July 18, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Karen Hinton was named an 'eXtension Champion' for work connecting Extension services across the U.S.
Cooperative Extension's Living With Fire program releases study on fire hazards
July 13, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
A study from Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire Program shows that most common mulches are combustible under dry, hot and windy weather conditions.
University Extension experts helping homeowners keep trees healthy
July 13, 2011 • By Wendy Hanson Mazet
Trees planted in lawns need special care such as deep watering so the roots will grow deep and anchor the tree.
Extension program helps students explore majors, University
June 21, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
More than 100 teens will be on campus next week for a program that introduces them to college life and lets them explore majors.
Extension specialists teaching Moroccan group
March 1, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Several University of Nevada Cooperative Extension range management experts are teaching a group of Moroccan environmental officials this week how to better manage that country’s rangelands.
Students’ videos explore issues along the Carson River
January 21, 2011 • By Jim Sloan
Winners of the Carson River Coalition Education Working Group’s “Keep Streamsides Greener, Keep Water Cleaner” contest will be announced at the Carson River Film Festival
Researchers collect weed-eating bugs for Tahoe
July 2, 2009 • By Jim Sloan
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is try to use weed-eating beetles to halt the costly spread of spotted knapweed in Nevada.
Researchers urge Nevadans to choose fish wisely
July 1, 2009 • By Jim Sloan
The key, according to one of the researchers is to eat fish that are high in beneficial Omega-3 fatty acid and low in mercury contamination.
Algerian students to practice leadership, activism
June 29, 2009 • By Skyler Dillon
This summer, 25 Algerian high school students will explore a new culture as part of the Northern Nevada International Center’s Algeria Youth Leadership Program.
Food for thought, the benefits and risks of eating fish
June 12, 2009 • Staff Report
Cooperative Extension experts will discuss fish consumption and reservoir management during a public meeting to be held on June 24.
Marilyn Smith wins prestigious national award
November 17, 2008 • By Robert Mills
The Award for Excellence in Extension recognizes an individual from the Cooperative Extension system who excels at extension programming, makes a positive impact on constituents served and provides visionary leadership for the extension system
Honoring a 'Locavore'
November 14, 2008 • By John Trent
University horticulturist Leslie Allen will be honored at the Pine Cone Ball for her contributions to sustainability in the Truckee Meadows.