June 26, 2017 - July 2, 2017

The Northeast Clark County 4-H is growing! If you are interested in joining a 4-H Club or would like to start a club in your area please let us know! Check out this link for a list of our current 4-H Clubs:

https://coopextensionnortheastclarkcounty.wordpress.com/4-h-is-great/

Don’t see one that interests you? Start your own club! Please contact Lacey Sproul at: 702-397-2604ex.2 or sproull@unce.unr.edu

Date: June 28, 2017 - April 24, 2018 | Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Northeast Clark County

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February 5, 2018 - February 11, 2018

Douglas County 4-H High School Seniors can apply for our two 4-H scholarships: Carson Valley Kiwanis/4-H Scholarship ($1000) and The Norm Sharkey Memorial Scholarship (up to $500). Scholarships will be mailed to eligible 4-H high school seniors February 9, 2018. To be eligible, you must be a 4-H High School Senior, have turned in a portfolio/record book last year and currently be a member in good standing. Scholarships and all accompanying documents are due back to the 4-H office by April 4, 4:30 PM or to the Douglas County High School by deadline listed in the applications. Contact (775) 782-9960

Date: February 9, 2018 - April 4, 2018 | Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 am
Location: Douglas County Extension Office

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February 19, 2018 - February 25, 2018

Chefs sponsor CFK Breakfast and serve the entire school, including staff a nutritious breakfast. This reinforces our monthly nutrition lessons taught to 2nd and 3rd grade students. It allows interaction and observe students eating foods from different food groups.

Date: February 22, 2018 | Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Location: Jo Mackey Elementary School

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Chefs sponsor CFK Breakfast and serve the entire school, including staff a nutritious breakfast. This reinforces our monthly nutrition lessons taught to 2nd and 3rd grade students. It allows interaction and observe students eating foods from different food groups.

Date: February 22, 2018 | Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Jo Mackey Elementary School

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Classes offered for landscapers and nursery workers
Series of Cooperative Extension classes teach sustainable horticulture to local professionals

RENO, Nev. – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in collaboration with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, will offer a series of eight classes for those in the green industry beginning Feb. 1. The program benefits people wanting to enter the industry, beginners in the industry and established industry professionals.

Heidi Kratsch, Cooperative Extension horticulture specialist, said landscapers, nursery workers, groundskeepers and others in the green industry who attend the classes will learn science-based, sustainable horticulture practices to help them manage plants and landscapes efficiently and safely.

“This training provides the most up-to-date and scientifically accurate information available,” said Kratsch.

The trainings will be held 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb.1 – 27, with an optional, no-cost exam day on March 1. Classes are taught by Cooperative Extension and Nevada Department of Agriculture staff and industry professionals, and are held at the Washoe County Cooperative Extension office in Reno at 4955 Energy Way. Class topics include:

  • Feb. 1: Plant Disease Basics
  • Feb. 6: Pruning Landscape Plants
  • Feb. 8: IPM and Pesticide Safety
  • Feb. 13: Soils, Potting Mixes and Fertilizers
  • Feb. 15: Sustainable Turfgrass Maintenance
  • Feb. 20: Landscape Water Management
  • Feb. 22: Insect Identification
  • Feb. 27: Noxious Weeds and Weed Law

Classes are $15 each or $80 for all eight. Further discounts are available to organizations enrolling multiple employees. Fees include course materials, certificates of attendance, refreshments and International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and Pesticide Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Course fees also support the Green Industry Continuing Education Series and Trees and Drought sessions, which are held year-round as needed.

Register online at the Green Industry Training website. For more information on classes or certification, contact Melody Hefner at hefnerm@unce.unr.edu or 775-336-0247. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call at least three days prior to the class they intend to attend.

Fairy ring fungus

Green industry professionals will learn about plant diseases, such as fairy ring fungus, Feb. 1 as part of Cooperative Extension’s green industry training. Photo by Wendy Hanson Mazet, Cooperative Extension.

Date: February 22, 2018 | Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Washoe County

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Chefs for Kids, Inc. is a joint venture of the American Culinary Federation Chefs of Las Vegas and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. The Chefs for Kids program works to eliminate malnutrition and hunger through education and awareness. Chefs teamed up with nutrition educators who developed nutrition curricula for first and second grade children. The curricula use age appropriate techniques and bilingual materials, providing students with the essential nutrition knowledge necessary to adopt healthful eating habits. Educators teach students how to choose healthy foods from those available to them, develop active lifestyles and use good food safety skills, such as proper hand-washing.

Date: February 22, 2018 | Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Richard Rundle Elementary School

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Second and third grade nutrition education program to help kids learn to enjoy fruits and vegetables in a fun and supportive environment.

Date: February 22, 2018 | Time: 10:45 am - 1:15 pm
Location: Sister Bailey Elementary School

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Second and third grade nutrition education program to help kids learn to enjoy fruits and vegetables in a fun and supportive environment.

Date: February 22, 2018 | Time: 12:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Rex Bell Elementary School

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Second and third grade nutrition education program to help kids learn to enjoy fruits and vegetables in a fun and supportive environment.

Date: February 22, 2018 | Time: 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Vegas Verdes Elementary School

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The goal of Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness is to engage youth in activities that encourage healthy eating and active play.

Date: February 22, 2018 | Time: 1:10 pm - 3:21 pm
Location: Roger Bryan ES

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