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Agriculture

Carol BishopBishop, Carol
Extension Educator
(702) 397-2604 ext. 1

Expertise: Carol is the Extension Educator for Northeast Clark County. Her areas of interest are agricultural economics and fostering local agriculture and other enterprises as a means for enhancing economic and community development.

Programs: Small Business Support, Growing Local Grown, Beginning Farmers and Ranchers, Economic Evaluation of Alternative Low-Water-Use Crops.
Lindsay ChichesterChichester, Lindsay
Extension Educator
775-887-2252

Expertise: Lindsay’s expertise is in agriculture and livestock systems. She has experience and training in animal science, meat science, microbiology, food safety, consumer education, and crisis communication. Additionally, she has extensive knowledge and expertise with various social media platforms. She also manages the Community Garden and is on the Greenhouse Project Board.

Programs: Social Media Marketing and Promotion for Small Businesses
Jay DavisonDavison, Jay
Specialist, Alternative Crops and Forage
(775) 423-5121

Expertise: Jay Davison's major interests are livestock grazing as an environmental management tool, evaluating low water use, high-value alternative crops suitable for producers, invasive weed control, and forage production/harvest strategies.

Programs: Alternative Crops, Domestic Water Quality, Invasive Weed Management, Livestock Grazing For Vegetation Management, Rangeland Management Education For Native American Producers In Nevada, Wildfire Fuels Management/Post Fire Rehabilitation
Randy EmmEmm, Randy
Coordinator, Native American Programs
775-784-4848

Staci EmmEmm, Staci
Extension Educator
(775) 945-3444

Expertise: Staci Emm is the Mineral County Extension Educator. She develops programs in community development, natural resources and youth development to facilitate the sustainability of rural communities.

Programs: 4-H, Community Development through Vegetation Management, Agriculture and Natural Resources Sustainability, Relationship building with American Indians.
Steve FosterFoster, Steve
Extension Educator
(775) 273-2923

Expertise: Steve Foster works in the fields of agriculture, natural resources, sustainable agriculture and youth development. In addition, Steve is a certified crop advisor with hands-on experience in livestock production. As an Extension Educator in Pershing County, he addresses critical needs/issues with educational programs and training.

Programs: Agricultural production, Nevada Youth Range Camp, Pesticide Education, Beef Management, Alternative Agronomic Crops Production and Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program (Herds and Harvest).
Holly GatzkeGatzke, Holly
Extension Educator
(775) 726-3109

Expertise: Holly's program areas are developing a local food industry in Nevada and assisting the county in economic, workforce, youth and community development.

Jessie HarrisHarris, Jessie
Community Based Instructor
775-784-4735

Expertise: Jessica Harris has worked with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension since 2015 as a Community Based Instructor.

Programs: Veggies for Kids — SNAP-Ed Nutrition Program, Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program (FRTEP), Statewide SNAP-Ed Network and Marketing Project, Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program.