Cooperative Extension invites you to join us for the 2nd annual “Purple Up! For Military Kids.” We are encouraging everyone across the state of Nevada to wear purple on Friday, April 25, as a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue. Cooperative Extension hopes everyone will take this opportunity to appreciate and celebrate these young heroes. For more information, please click here!

Cooperative Extension employees wearing pruple

Cooperative Extension employees wear purple in honor of Purple UP! day 2013

Girl Scouts work on their Gardener Badge with Cooperative Extension staff

The Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is partnering with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener program for three workshops for Scouts to learn about gardening and to earn their gardener badge.

Junior Master Gardener LogoThe Junior Master Gardener program will engage the scouts in novel, “hands-on” group and individual learning experiences that promote a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, cultivate the mind and earn a recognition badge. Junior Master Gardeners encourages youth to be of service to others through service learning and leadership development projects and rewards them with certification.

The workshops will be held at Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center. Click here for details!

Photo of an Alfalfa field

Alfalfa in bloom. One hundred percent of cropland in Nevada is irrigated, and more than 90 percent of it is used to produce hay, making the drought a real challenge for Nevada farmers.

Cooperative Extension collaborates with partners to provide information for coping with looming drought

With the 2014 drought looming, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has partnered with other agencies to help Nevadans prepare for and cope with the drought. Today, Cooperative Extension launched its Living With Drought website, a one-stop shop where homeowners, gardeners, farmers, ranchers, natural resource managers and others can find information to help them respond to their various drought-related challenges. The website is at http://www.unce.unr.edu/programs/sites/drought/.