2020 Western SARE Professional Development State Program, Nevada

Project Overview

WSP19-030
Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2019: $28,686.00
Host Institution Award ID: G237-20-W7506
Grant Recipient: Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education on behalf of University of Nevada, Cooperative Extension
Region: Western
State: Nevada
State Coordinators:
Stephen Foster
Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education on behalf of University of Nevada, Cooperative Extension
Co-Coordinators:
Dr. Angela O'Callaghan, Ph.D
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Dr. Maninder Walia
Board of Regents, NSHE, obo University of Nevada, Reno

Commodities

  • Agronomic: barley, grass (misc. annual), millet, peas (field, cowpeas), radish (oilseed, daikon, forage), sorghum sudangrass, triticale

Practices

  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Crop Production: cover crops, double cropping
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, on-farm/ranch research, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity
  • Production Systems: dryland farming
  • Soil Management: soil quality/health

    Proposal abstract:

    Nevada’s SARE-Professional Development Program (PDP) will support training for Cooperative Extension faculty and staff, faculty from the University of Nevada’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, and any other Government/Non-government agency or organizations that apply for support. 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 may also, 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. 

    Project objectives from proposal:

    Nevada’s SARE-Professional Development Program (PDP) for 2020 will support training for Cooperative Extension faculty and staff, faculty from the University of Nevada’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, and any other Government/Non-government agency or organizations that apply for support. Due to the lack of sustainable agricultural resources available in Nevada, professionals need to seek outside training to improve their knowledge and understanding of SARE principles related to sustainable agriculture, which include profit over the long term, stewardship of our nation’s land, air and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities. 

    SARE-PDP funds will help professionals incorporate sustainability principles in education, technical assistance and outreach programs.  SARE funding may also, 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. 

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.