Jerry Buk

Jerry Buk, Southern Area Director

Jerry Buk has been named University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Southern Area Director. Buk was formerly the Central/Northeast Extension Educator for 13 years. “As Southern Area Director, my initial goals are two-fold,” Buk said. “First is to provide support and resources for our employees, and second is to promote collaboration with individuals, the community and the university.”

Cooperative Extension’s purpose is to be the outreach college that extends knowledge from the Universityof Nevada — and other land-grant universities — to local communities to address issues. We are a federal-state-county partnership with 19 offices throughout the state. Our more than 200 personnel — with the help of volunteers— deliver non-degree educational programs based on local needs. In 2009, UNCE made more than 550,000 face-to-face contacts with communitycitizens. Our program areas cover Agriculture, Horticulture, Economics & Environment issues; Health and Nutrition education; and Children, Youth and Family development. There are also over 1,000 Cooperative Extension publications available to you on-line at If you would like a copy of the Southern Area program guide, please click here!

Master Gardener LogoCooperative Extension will hold an information and registration session for the upcoming Fall 2010 Master Gardener Training on Wednesday, June 9 from 9-10 a.m. at the Lifelong Learning Center. The fall training class begins in September. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. – Noon. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. There are twenty-four classes. Click here for more information and to register.

Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Garden

Planting a vegetable garden is an important American pastime that is rapidly gaining popularity in our contemporary society. Many folks are growing their own for environmental reasons, others for economic savings. The Grow Your Own series explores such topics as site selection, ordering seeds and preparing your soil. Find the complete series of weekly steps to great vegetable gardens here.