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Lavender & Herbs - Culinary Products for the Marketplace

Lavender & Herbs - Culinary Products for the Marketplace

Sparks, NV
Beyond bath and beauty products, lavender has many culinary uses that offer an opportunity for small farms to develop value-added products for year-round sales. Adding other culinary herbs in the product line can expand sales even more. Join us at this workshop, and learn from two successful entr...
Monday, June 25 2018 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

Specialty Cut Flowers - Growing Your Business

Specialty Cut Flowers - Growing Your Business

Carson City, NV
Join farmer and cut flower grower Deena Miller to learn about the business of cut flowers. Deena has been sowing, growing and designing flower agrangments on her certified organic farm for almost 10 years. The workshop will include a tour of the Greenhouse Project including its nursery and flower...
Saturday, April 28 2018 9:30 AM 4:00 PM

Branding & Marketing Your Farm - The Bareknuckle Approach

Branding & Marketing Your Farm - The Bareknuckle Approach

Reno, NV
Bill West of Bareknuckle Brand Marketing has developed an approach to branding that brings big-business tactics to small business owners. Through real-world examples, useful quick-and-dirties, and a slew of mediocre jokes, Bill will show how an integrated approach can help your farm successfully ...
Saturday, March 31 2018 10:00 AM 2:00 PM

Quickbooks Basics for the Small Farm

Quickbooks Basics for the Small Farm

Fallon, NV
Quickbooks provides an inexpensive and accurate way to keep track of farm finances. This workshop is designed for small farm agricultural producerrs and provides an introduction on howto use the Quickbooks accountin system.
Saturday, February 24 2018 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Nevada Small Farm Conference 2018

Nevada Small Farm Conference 2018

Sparks, NV
Industry experts from across the country will converge to speak at the Nevada Small Farm Conference at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks on Feb. 2 – 3, 2018. The popular two-day conference offers three intensive workshops and 15 sessions for attendees to choose from, in addition to a Friday nig...
Fri, Feb 2 2018 9:00 AM Sat, Feb 3 2018 3:30 PM

Re-inventing CSAs for the 21st Century Consumer

Re-inventing CSAs for the 21st Century Consumer

Carson City, NV
CSAs, also known as Community Supported Agriculture, have come a long way since their beginning in the 1980s when farmers sold "farm shares" to their customers. These popular and profitable programs are now threatened by non-farm, produce delivery systems and consumers who want more flexibility a...
Saturday, January 20 2018 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

Small Farm Equipment Day

Small Farm Equipment Day

Reno, NV
Join us for the second annual Small Farm Equipment Day: a collaboration of WNC Specialty Crop Institute, UNR Desert Farming Initiative, commercial suppliers and local farmers! In an age of high tech agriculture, finding the right tools and equipment for small farms can be both challenging and exc...
Friday, December 1 2017 11:00 AM 2:00 PM

Holistic Land Management

Holistic Land Management

Fallon, NV
This workshop is for farms and ranches of all sizes that are interested in using livestock as a soil-building tool that can improve production and profits. Savory Institute field professional Spencer Smith will show how a planned grazing system can improve soil’s water-holding capacity and increa...
Saturday, November 4 2017 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Supper in the Street Sparks

Supper in the Street Sparks

Sparks, NV
Meet your local farmers, and enjoy a farm to fork supper served family style on Victorian Avenue. Menu by chef James Garza of the Great Basin Brewing Company, using ingredients fresh from local farms and ranches. Seating begins at 5:30, and supper will be served at 6:30. Seating is first-come, f...
Thursday, September 21 2017 5:30 PM 8:00 PM
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