- Education and Training: decision support system, extension, farmer to farmer, networking, technical assistance
Nevada’s fiscal year 2018 SARE-Professional Development Program (PDP) in Nevada will support training for Cooperative Extension faculty and staff, faculty from the University of Nevada’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Nevada Department of Agriculture. Training will improve their knowledge and understanding of SARE principles related to sustainable agriculture. SARE-PDP funds will help professionals incorporate sustainability principles in education, technical assistance and outreach programs. SARE funding will support inter-agency teams (assembled by Extension) to hold training sessions in Nevada with national experts and from Nevada’s agricultural community, including state and federal agencies and farmers.
The primary outcomes will be to expand the skills and knowledge about sustainable agriculture feasibility related to WSARE goals among Extension faculty and staff. Also, to integrate skills and knowledge about agriculture sustainability into ongoing educational programming around the state for other government and non-agencies, producers and communities consistent with the goals of SARE.