Nevada Field Day -  Main Station Field Lab, Reno, NV – September 30, 2017 – Ask the experts, take a tour, activities for the whole family - and it is FREE!

WHERE: Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station's Main Station Field Lab, Reno, Nevada [ View Map  ]

WHEN: Saturday, September 30, 2017

TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For more information contact: Christine Wallace at 775-784-1660 or cwallace@cabnr.unr.edu.

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At Nevada Field Day, visitors will be treated to a variety of free activities and giveaways, and even some tasty food samples. As part of this year’s activities, local Restaurateur/Chefs Mark Estee and Clint Jolly will be demonstrating how to cook at home with healthy, local food. 4-H will provide several youth activities including a preview of this year’s national youth science day program “Incredible Wearables”. Also, learn about drones and how they are used in Agriculture.

The University of Nevada, Reno event features demonstrations and hands-on activities focusing on the latest advancements in agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, natural resources and the environment. It is a collaborative project of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources; Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station; and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

This year’s event will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the University’s Main Station Field Lab, 5895 Clean Water Way in Reno, near the intersection of McCarran Boulevard and Mill Street. The University is celebrating its 61st year of students and faculty using this 800-acre ranch to provide education and research not only on raising and processing healthy cattle, but also on a variety of other important issues, including controlling noxious weeds, developing alternative low-water-use crops, and preserving air and water quality.

“September is great time of year for people to pay the University’s Main Station Field Lab a visit,” said Bill Payne, dean of the University’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. “The Main Station is the site of many new research, teaching and outreach activities related to agriculture. There will be a lot more to do and see for children, students and adults interested in food production, animal care, preserving natural resources, biotechnology, children’s nutrition, and much more.”

Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to provide information on fall planting and pruning, as well vegetable gardening and other topics for home gardeners. The Desert Farming Initiation will be holding a Farmers Market, selling local produce. There will also be plants grown in the University’s greenhouses for sale to support future research and graduate student work.

 

Sponsored in part by:

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Truckee Meadows Water Authority - Logo