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Focuses on food-safety practices in fruit and vegetable production; prepares producers for certification

USDALogoCooperative Extension and the Nevada Department of Agriculture will be hosting the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training for food safety November 14 and 15 at the Lifelong Learning Center. The two-day program, sponsored by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service Farm-to-School Grant Program, will focus on on-farm food-safety practices related to fruit and vegetable production. Participants will learn principles of good agricultural and handling practices. For all the details, please click here!

Professor ML Robinson

Professor ML Robinson displaying the Hops yield at the Clark County Center for Sustainable Urban Food Production

The Master Gardeners are now picking apples and Asian pears at the Clark County Center for Sustainable Urban Food Production.  Kieffer pears and persimmons might be ready this Sat.  Honey is also available.  Pink Lady apples should be ready about the last week in Oct.  Our four varieties of pomegranates will ripen in the next month.

We harvested our first crop of the hops experiment. Read more about this crop.