2022 Western SARE State Professional Development Program

Project Overview

WSP22-001
Project Type: PDP State Program
Funds awarded in 2021: $28,636.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2022
Grant Recipient: Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education on behalf of University of Nevada, Cooperative Extension
Region: Western
State: Nevada
State Coordinator:
Stephen Foster
Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education on behalf of University of Nevada, Cooperative Extension

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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:

In 2019-2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many sustainable agricultural conferences, training sessions and tours have been canceled. This has prevented awarding any travel scholarships and mini-grants. As the pandemic threats decrease in the future, there will be many conferences and activities rescheduled. This will increase the demand for WSARE funds in 2022.

Nevada’s SARE-Professional Development Program (PDP) for 2022 will continue to 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.