February 26, 2018 - March 4, 2018

reservation #32491
Conference #131971

02/27/2018 08:30 AM-12:30 PM

To be held in the Star Room at the Pershing County UNCE Cooperative Extension Office.

 

Date: February 27, 2018 | Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Pershing County

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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 27, 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 27, 2018 | Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Jesse Scott ES

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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 27, 2018 | Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Lowman 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 27, 2018 | Time: 10:05 am - 12:05 pm
Location: Roger Bryan ES

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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 27, 2018 | Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Robert Taylor Elementary School

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Date: February 27, 2018 | Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Winnemucca Fairgrounds Meeting Room

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Date: February 27, 2018 | Time: 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Winnemucca Fairgrounds Kitchen

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Date: February 27, 2018 | Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 4-H Building

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Options and solutions for surviving as a small agricultural entity in the Carson Valley.2018 AIFS Flier

Purpose: To provide practical information and know-how needed for agricultural producers and small-acreage owners to optimize their land use potential and maintain agricultural open space in the Carson Valley.

 

Date: February 27, 2018 | Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: CVIC Hall

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