UNR hosts annual farm field day this weekend

UNR Main Station Field Day. Photo by Bob Conrad.
UNR Main Station Field Day. Photo by Bob Conrad.

The University of Nevada, Reno and its College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources on Saturday hold the annual fall Field Day, which includes hands-on activities, educational booths, and information about the college’s latest research.

Nevada Field Day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the UNR Main Station Field Lab, 5895 Clean Water Way. Admission and parking are free.

Information on advancements in agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, natural resources and the environment will be available. Almost 50 booths and activities geared toward children and adults will be set up, according to UNR.

“People are not always aware of all the research we are conducting at our experiment stations, nor are they aware of all the outreach and programs that extension is doing throughout the state,” Chris Pritsos, agriculture experiment station director, said in a statement. “The activities at this event, besides being a lot of fun, really help people understand how we serve Nevadans by blending the teaching, research and outreach missions of the university.”

For more information: https://naes.unr.edu/fieldday/ or 775-784-6237

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