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Past Events

Commercial Lavender production

Commercial Lavender production

Sparks, NV
Join us for a day of learning with lavender & herb expert Andy Van Hevelingen. Back by popular demand, Andy will share 40 years of lavender wisdom, having grown herbs and lavender in his wholesale nursery since 1982. He will also demonstrate a simple, small scale distillation process using a micr...
Monday, June 24 2019 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

Sierra Nevada Lavender & Honey Festival

Sierra Nevada Lavender & Honey Festival

Sparks, NV
In its third scent-sational year, this festival celebrates all things lavender & honey along with artisans & specialty foods, event-themed food & drink, children's activities, demonstrations & educational exhibits, live music and a signature beer from a local craft brewery. Celebrating the finet ...
Sunday, June 23 2019 10:00 AM 6:00 PM

CSA & Farm Boxes - Sales & Marketing

CSA & Farm Boxes - Sales & Marketing

Fallon, NV
Join us for a day of education & networking on CSA and farm boxes - sales and marketing. Learn about new models and trends, best practices, challenges and successes . Lunch and refreshments are included in the registration fee.
Saturday, April 6 2019 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

Elko County Producers Workshop

Elko County Producers Workshop

Elko, NV
Join us as Great Basin College and WNC Specialty Crop Institute team up to bring you a day of learning and networking. Recordkeeping for Today's Farm - From simple paper journals to new technologies in cellphone aps Farmers markets, Farm Boxes, Marketing & Sales Producers Meeting - Bring your qu...
Saturday, January 19 2019 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Recordkeeping for Today's Farm

Recordkeeping for Today's Farm

Fallon, NV
Are you a farmer looking for better ways to keep your farm records. From simple paper journals to new technologies in cellphone apps, this workshop will explore recordkeeping for food production, organic certification and food safety. Lunch and tour of organically-certified hoophouse included in ...
Saturday, December 8 2018 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

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
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