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University’s Valley Road Field Day promotes agricultural research and production

By ThisIsReno

UNR NEWS RELEASE

The University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources will host a Field Day at its Agricultural Experiment Station on Valley Road on Saturday, Sept. 10 starting at 9 a.m. Free tours, displays, events and lunch for purchase available and open to all ages; park and ride a shuttle from the University’s intramural fields off of Evans Avenue.

The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources will host a field day for the public to tour the College’s facilities

On Saturday, Sept. 10, the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno will be hosting the Agricultural Experiment Station Valley Road Field Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The College encourages anyone interested in the many different types of research performed at the College to attend.

There will be tours, wine tastings, a children’s area, an antique engine and tractor display, a rainfall simulation display, the Great Basin Rangelands Research Unit Grand Opening and a souvenir shingle branding.

The event features four different tours:

  1. the Greenhouse Complex (the complex visible from I-80 at Wells Ave.),
  2. bio-renewable fuel production,
  3. a walking tour of research projects,
  4. viticulture tour with a wine tasting  (must be 21 years and older).

Each of the tours begins at 9:15 a.m. and the Greenhouse Complex and bio-renewable fuel production tours will continue throughout the day.

The field day will take place at the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station’s Valley Road Station Field Lab, 1000 Valley Road. Parking will be available to the public on Evans on the south side of the University’s John Sala Intramural Fields and a free shuttle will take guests to the Valley Road Station Field.

Lunch will be from Wolf Pack Meats and available for purchase from University of Nevada, Reno student organizations, and the proceeds will support students on campus.

For more information and to register for the Valley Road Field Day event, go to http://www.cabnr.unr.edu/news/calendar_details.aspx?hIj7_GDp0x45=269 or contact Kimberly Higgins at [email protected] or at 775-784-1653.

Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno has an enrollment of more than 17,000 students. The University is home to the state’s medical school and one of the country’s largest study-abroad programs, and offers outreach and education programs in all Nevada counties. For more information, visit www.unr.edu. The University of Nevada, Reno is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education.