Students in the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources are provided invaluable first-hand experience working in their fields of choice.


Preparing students to make meaningful contributions to society as engaged citizens and leaders in a complex world.

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Undergraduate education

Rich learning experiences that provide a broad foundation and deep subject-area expertise.

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Graduate education

Unmatched opportunities to participate in the advancement of entire fields of knowledge.

Master Gardners at work

Lifelong learning

Continuing adult education, professional programs and programs for K-12 students.

Eight departments & units in which to pursue your passions

Agriculture, Veterinary & Rangeland Sciences Focused on agronomy, horticulture, vet science and rangelands.
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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Dedicated to discovering the basic mechanisms of biological processes.
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Natural Resources & Environmental Science Committed to solving critical environmental challenges with cutting-edge research.
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Nutrition Improving human diet, health and wellbeing through both the classroom and research programs.
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Experiment Station The majority of the faculty working with the Experiment Station have joint responsibility with the College’s resident instruction programs.
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Extension Extension education programs are fundamental to transferring knowledge acquired through academic training to the community.
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Extended Studies Improving people's lives by providing high-quality credit and non-credit education at any time or place.
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Wolf Pack Meats A unique meat processing plant that specializes in student and professor interactions and educational opportunities.
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Latest News Stories

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Extension offers Nevada agriculture conferences to celebrate National Ag Month

Conferences gather agriculture producers, beekeepers and others to share knowledge and expertise

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Extension offers combined small-acreage and farm-to-fork certification program

Program offers support for new or up-and-coming Nevada farmers and ranchers

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University’s Desert Farming Initiative raising funds to upgrade plant nursery

Pauses program to provide organic plant starts to local growers until facility needs can be met


What the College does at the University of Nevada, Reno matters beyond our own campus. It is about focusing the College's limited resources toward solving urgent and vital problems Nevadans face. Our stakeholders’ greatest problems are not waiting for the right time to be solved; they are waiting for the right people to solve them. Those people are here.

Extension & Outreach

Extension serves more than 100,000 Nevadans annually through a network of specialists, agents and staff by providing unbiased, research-based information driven by local needs and clientele input. From publications to in-person workshops and events, Extension is ready to meet the needs of the state and its communities.

Explore the many subject areas!

4-H Youth Development | Business Management & Economic Development | Children, Youth & Families | Community Development & Vitality | Environment & Nature | Farming & Ranching | Fire | Food Safety & Quality | Forage & Food Crops | Forests & Woodlands | Gardens, Trees & Landscapes | Healthy Eating | Healthy Lifestyle | Healthy Living | Livestock & Domestic Animals | Pests & Plant Diseases | Rangelands | Self Improvement | Water | Wildlife

Friends & alumni

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Great Basin Sagebrush Restoration Fund

Sagebrush ecosystems have eroded to about 56 percent of their historical range. These ecosystems provide vital habitat for many iconic species found in the west. The sagebrush ecosystem is one of the most imperiled in the United States. To date, rehabilitation efforts are proving to be costly and do not always provide intended results. There is an opportunity to improve the efficacy and success of rehabilitation efforts.

Arid Lands Research Fund

The purpose of the Fund is to advance research and development of cost-effective methodologies for restoration of degraded arid lands and riparian areas within arid lands.  The team assembled includes the University of Nevada and other institutions with diverse backgrounds in soil science, plant community ecology, natural resource economics, native seed ecology and landscape ecology.  

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Tribal Student Program

A program designed to recruit, retain, and graduate American Indian/Alaska Native students in the Agricultural Sciences.

To learn more about the program
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