Staci Emm: Nevada farm market demographic study

Staci Emm

Title

Nevada Farm Market Demographic Study

Mentor

Staci Emm

Department

University of Nevada, Reno Extension

Biosketch

Staci Emm has been with the University of Nevada, Reno College of Cooperative Extension since July of 2000, and has been the extension educator in Mineral County since 2005. Previously, she was the program officer for Extension programs for Nevada Indian tribes. Emm is nationally recognized for agricultural and American Indian Extension programs. Currently, she works with several team members to deliver agricultural Extension programs in Nevada, manage and oversee the Mineral County Extension office, and works with American Indian tribes in the United States on land and water issues. Emm is of Native American decent and grew up on the Walker River Indian reservation. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno and graduated with a B.A. in journalism (minor business administration), and attended Colorado State University for a master’s of agriculture with an Extension specialization.

Project overview

This project will work with faculty in the Univesity’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources researching nevada farmer market activities in 2021. This will include designing survey instruments, working with small local producers and farmer market managers, and the faculty to identify our demographics of nevada farmers markets. This project could include travel to southern Nevada and rural areas of the state. There currently is no data collection system for who is going to farmers markets, who is selling at farmers markets, and how they have been impact by COVID-19. This research will be to give a snap shot of farmers market activities in 2021.