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Nevada Field Day

The event features hands-on activities and information focusing on the latest advancements in agriculture, horticulture, health & nutrition, natural resources and the environment. Held annually at the University’s 800-acre Main Station Field Lab, visitors get to see how to raise and process cattle, control noxious weeds, developing alternative low-water-use crops, and preserve air and water quality.

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Cattlemen's Update

The event provides current research-based information about important management practices and issues that may affect the efficiency, productivity, profitability and sustainability of the state’s cattle production businesses. Each day the program is held at one of sever location, where experts discuss cattle markets, cattle grazing, and research projects that impact the Nevada beef industry.

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Nevada Youth Range Camp

Nevada Youth Range Camp focuses on relationships between people and rangeland. Campers learn about plants, wildlife, water, and soil in order to make good decisions about rangeland management and use. They learn skills and explore careers in rangeland and related resource management. The camp challenges youth to explore resource problems and to create logical solutions.

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Watershed Management

The Porter Canyon experimental watershed provides the opportunity for scientists, resource managers, government agencies, and private landowners to work collaboratively in understanding the complex ecological dynamics of piñon and juniper tree encroachment on rangelands. Experimental work incorporates evaluations of resource management, ecology, and hydrology, with the broad vision of improving ecological function in Great Basin rangelands using a science-based framework.


Desert Farming Initiative

The program is a diversified commercial farm, which serves as a demonstration, education, outreach, and research farming program.  The program has two farm locations and is comprised of multiple hoop houses, greenhouses, and the capacity to produce 12 acres of row crops, and a 2-acre vineyard. The program supports hands-on learning, research and demonstrations of desert crop production.


Rangeland & Fire Ecology Education

The program offers working professionals a pathway to earn Rangeland Ecology and Management college credits to meet federal hiring requirements for rangeland management specialists (454) and general natural resource management (401). Credits may qualify students for employment in the soil conservationist, ecologist, or rangeland management technician series while enhancing knowledge and skills for better land stewardship and career advancement.

Division Partners

Outreach and engagement is in collaboration among Extension, the Experiment Station and the Department of Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences.