University’s Valley Road Field Day promotes ag research and production

The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources will host a field day for the public to tour the College’s facilities

8/16/2011 | By: Kate Dunlap  |

On Saturday, Sept. 10, the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno will be hosting the Agricultural Experiment Station Valley Road Field Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The College encourages anyone interested in the many different types of research performed at the College to attend.

There will be tours, wine tastings, a children’s area, an antique engine and tractor display, a rainfall simulation display, the Great Basin Rangelands Research Unit Grand Opening and a souvenir shingle branding.

The event features four different tours:

  1. the Greenhouse Complex (the complex visible from I-80 at Wells Ave.),
  2. bio-renewable fuel production,
  3. a walking tour of research projects,
  4. viticulture tour with a wine tasting (must be 21 years and older).

Each of the tours begins at 9:15 a.m. and the Greenhouse Complex and bio-renewable fuel production tours will continue throughout the day.

The field day will take place at the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station's Valley Road Station Field Lab, 1000 Valley Road. Parking will be available to the public on Evans on the south side of the University’s John Sala Intramural Fields and a free shuttle will take guests to the Valley Road Station Field.

Lunch will be from Wolf Pack Meats and available for purchase from University of Nevada, Reno student organizations, and the proceeds will support students on campus.

For more information and to register for the Valley Road Field Day event, go to Valley Road Field Lab Field Day page or contact Kimberly Higgins at or at (775) 784-1653.


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