SPARKS, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) recognized today the sponsors for the inaugural Nevada Governor’s Conference on Agriculture. The event is November 13, 2014 at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa.
“I am pleased to thank the sponsors for the very first Nevada Governor’s Conference on Agriculture,” said Jim Barbee, NDA director. “Without the help of our numerous conference sponsors, this event would not be possible.”
Top sponsors include:
- Peri & Sons Farms / Nevada Fresh Pak
- Newmont North America
- Stanislaus Farm Supply
- University of Nevada College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources
- Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada and Nothern Nevada Dairymen
- NV Energy
- U.S. Foods
- Bayer CropScience
- Buy Nevada
- Western Nevada Specialty Crop Institute
- Pro Group Management
- Natural Resources Conservation Service / Farm Service Agency
- Great Basin Food Co-op
- University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
- Napa Auto Parts
Open to the public, conference attendees will hear from peers, academic experts and industry leaders about public land issues, livestock grazing for ecosystem management, Genetically Modified Organisms and more. The conference’s keynote speaker will be Dave Coon of Anderson Dairy, who will be sharing the history, challenges and future outlook for the company born out of the Las Vegas desert in 1907.
Also at the conference will be the presentation of the Nevada Centennial Awards, which recognize farm and ranch operations in business for more than 100 years. Sponsors of the awards are: Nevada Agricultural Foundation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, Nevada Farm Bureau and NDA.
For more information, sponsorships or to register for the conference, please visit www.agri.nv.gov/governorsconference.
The conference is in cooperation with the Nevada Farm Bureau’s annual meeting, Nov. 14-15, 2014, also at the Atlantis.
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. In addition to managing This Is Reno, he holds a part-time appointment for the Mineral County University of Nevada Extension office.