Desert Farming Initiative

Desert Farming Initiative
The mission of the Desert Farming Initiative is to strengthen sustainable agriculture and food systems in Nevada while researching and demonstrating best practices that can be replicated in other high desert climates. The Initiative is a part of the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources and is funded by College’s Experiment Station. Learn more at the Desert Farming Initiative’s website.

The Initiative, located at the Experiment Station’s Valley Road Field Lab in Reno, relies on community support to maintain and expand our services. Gifts to the Desert Farming Initiative will help us fund our current priorities:

Applied learning opportunities – support student employment and internships, as well as AmeriCorps positions.

Farm equipment – help the Initiative update equipment so that the farm can further demonstrate cutting edge sustainable agricultural practices.

Food security – fund an increase in fresh organic produce deliveries to food pantries on campus and in greater Reno, a particularly important endeavor given the economic impacts associated with the COVID‐19 pandemic.

For more information on this fund or giving to the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, please email Director of Development Mitch Klaich, or call him at 775-682‐6490.

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