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UNCE seminars offered to tribal farmers, ranchers



RENO, Nev. — Nevada tribal agricultural producers can learn about record-keeping methods, as well as tax management and insurance strategies that contribute to successful agribusiness operations at a half-day seminar offered around the state this month.

The program, Tribal Agriculture Record-Keeping and Tax Management, will be conducted as a half-day seminar at five separate reservations.  It’s free.

The program is sponsored by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, with funding provided by the USDA Risk Management Agency.

These workshops will provide an overview of federal tax issues related to tribal agricultural producers, including review of tax forms 1099 and 1040 as well as filing requirements.  In addition, record-keeping procedures using QuickBooks software will be presented along with a discussion of balance sheet items such as depreciation alternatives.

Lunch will be provided and two door prizes (QuickBooks Pro) will be given away at each workshop. All workshops times will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations:

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe: Friday, March 19, 2010
Pyramid Lake Tribal Conference Room, 208 Capital Hill, Nixon, Nev.  89424

Duck Valley Paiute and Shoshone Tribes: Monday, March 22, 2010
Great Basin College Computer Lab, Owyhee, Nev.  89832

South Fork Te-Moak of Western Shoshone Tribe: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Tribal Administration Building, Lee, Nev.  89829

Duckwater Shoshone Tribe: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Health Department Conference Room, Duckwater, Nev. 89314

Walker Paiute / Fallon Paiute and Shoshone Tribes: Friday, March 26, 2010
Walker River Community Center, Hospital Road, Schurz, NV  89427

For more information or to register, contact Randy Emm at (775) 316-1184.

Cooperative Extension is the college that extends knowledge from the University of Nevada to local communities to address important issues. Faculty and staff reached hundreds of thousands of Nevada citizens last year with research-based information on agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, health and nutrition, community development and children, youth and families.

Founded in 1874 as Nevada’s oldest land-grant university, the University of Nevada, Reno has more than 16,000 students and four campuses with Cooperative Extension educational programs in all Nevada counties. It is ranked as one of the country’s top 150 research institutions by the Carnegie Foundation, and is home to America’s sixth-largest study abroad program, as well as the state’s oldest and largest medical school.

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