NEVADA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION

Mission & Vision


Overview

The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources (CABNR) is a founding college of Nevada’s Land-Grant University. The college along with the Nevada Agriculture Experiment Station (NAES) and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) have had a long and distinguished record of fulfilling the tripartite mission of teaching, research, and outreach education benefiting the health and economic vitality of Nevada’s citizens.  CABNR fully subscribes to and supports the University’s goal to achieve recognition as a “Fully Engaged” institution and is committed to the principles of accessibility and program utility that have guided the Land Grant University System for 150 years.

Mission of the Nevada Agriculture Experiment Station (NAES)

To improve the quality of life for all Nevadans through education and research that: 

  1. supports the agriculture enterprise,
  2. promotes community health and wellbeing,
  3. sustains natural resources and the environment, and
  4. stimulates economic development.

Stakeholders

To fulfill the Land Grant mission, NAES works closely with a broad spectrum of stakeholders including representatives of Nevada’s major industries, federal and state agencies charged with managing natural resources, and non-governmental organizations. Communication, cooperation and committed partnerships are realized through formal working group meetings, periodic listening sessions, meetings of the NAES/CABNR Advisory Board and many informal contacts.  Stakeholder priorities for instruction, research and outreach education include:

  • Enhancing economic stability and growth in all aspects of the Great Basin’s agriculture enterprise through advances in the application of biotechnology, increased diversity of crop and animal products, increases in production efficiency, and sound strategies for soil, water, air and landscape management..
  • Addressing the serious health concerns of Nevadans through improved quality of the environment and better nutrition through improved diet.
  • Ensuring sustainable production of natural resources from stable and viable high desert and montane ecosystems.
  • Ensuring a strong and enduring connection between CABNR/NAES and residents of the Great Basin.

Vision

To effectively address the identified priorities, NAES will become:

  • A recognized leader in the utilization of biotechnology and managed land resources for the development and growth of Nevada’s agriculture enterprise and the general economy.
  • A recognized leader in research and the training of professionals who improve the health of Nevadans.
  • A recognized center for both research and knowledge dissemination related to sustaining ecosystem function on semi-arid and montane landscapes in the Great Basin and similar global environments.
  • A model for using multi-disciplinary teams, including stakeholders, to identify critical needs, propose courses of action, and recommend the allocation of resources.