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Livestock event prepares youth for showing livestock and ranching careers

The University of Nevada, Reno Extension office in White Pine County hosted the statewide Youth Livestock Conference and Workshop earlier this month, to help prepare youth for fair and ranch events, and careers in the livestock industry.Presenting on these topics were speakers from the University’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, including Amilton de Mello and Mozart Fonseca.

Mozart Fonseca in front of screen displaying different types of corn with audience watching

Rangeland professor and riparian specialist flows into retirement

As Sherman Swanson, professor emeritus with the University, begins his new journey in retirement, he leaves behind a more than three-decade legacy.

Sherm Swanson teaching a group of adults next to a pond

Graduate students help 4-H youth discover the excitement of science

University of Nevada, Reno molecular bioscience graduate students have been working with the Nevada 4-H Camp to stimulate interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with presentations and interactive experiments.

Graduate student helps 4-H youth plant drought-tolerant plants in pots

New molecular biologist researches insect communication at University

Marina MacLean has joined the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources as a lecturer for molecular biology labs in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

Marina MacLean

Extension introduces economic development initiative across Nevada

The Nevada Economic Assessment Project (also known as “NEAP”) aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, and their partners, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand trends in each county’s demographic, social, economic, fiscal and environmental characteristics.

Tom Harris presenting on economic development

Cattlemen’s Update provides market, production and research updates for 2020

The University of Nevada, Reno will host the annual Cattlemen’s Update across Nevada Jan. 6-10, 2020, focusing on cattle markets, cattle grazing, and upcoming and ongoing research projects that impact the Nevada beef industry.

cattle grazing at the base of mountains

Natural resources professor studies tree rings for climate and fire data

Since fall 2018, Erica Bigio has been a lecturer and academic advisor for students enrolling in the majors associated with the Natural Resources & Environmental Science Department in the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources.

Erica Bigio

California and Nevada scientists study nitrogen pollution in dryland watersheds

Thanks to a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, we will soon have a better understanding of how much nitrogen arid ecosystems can absorb before they produce negative effects. The study is being conducted by scientists at UC Riverside; University of Nevada, Reno; and UC Santa Barbara.

Erin Hanan and a student taking soil samples

Kelley Stewart recognized for outstanding service in wildlife field

University of Nevada, Reno College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology Kelley Stewart was awarded The Wildlife Society Fellows Award.

Kelley Stewart with award plaque