Bunch of grapesCooperative Extension Herds and Harvest is offering “Growing Grapes and Making Wine in Nevada,” on Nov. 5.

Taught in partnership with the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, the workshop is meant to help beginning farmers and ranchers, and anyone interested in grape growing and wine making to develop agricultural entrepreneurship, implement sustainable agricultural marketing strategies and improve profitability.

Topics will be presented by Chaffin and the College of Agriculture’s Grant Cramer.

The class will conclude with a wine tasting of local varieties. Topics include: growing Grapes and Making Wine in Nevada; and organizing your Viticulture Business.

Registration is available online.

Pumpkins on bed of leavesHalloween is just around the corner so before you go “treat shopping,” consider offering treats that are healthier. Sugarless gum, cereal bars, low-fat granola, small packs of animal or peanut butter crackers, or packs of raisins, nuts, or string cheese make tasty, healthy treats. Non-food items such as stickers, pencils, fun erasers, or a dime or a quarter or even a new toothbrush make good, alternative Halloween treats. Parents of young children should check their trick or treaters’ bags for items that could cause choking such as nuts, seeds, popcorn, hard candy, gum drops, jelly beans, coins and balloons. Remember to have your children brush their teeth after eating their Halloween candy. Sugar, as well as other carbohydrates, does cause tooth decay.

Young Man Holding Closed SignIn observance of Nevada Day, all Cooperative Extension offices will be closed on Friday, October 28. Regular hours will resume on Monday, October 31. Thank you.