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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.
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) 336-0242

Expertise: Jessica Harris has worked for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension for over two years 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.
Steve LewisLewis, Steve
Extension Educator
(775) 782-9960

Expertise: Steve Lewis works in the fields of natural resources, community development, sustainable agriculture and youth development. As an Extension Educator in Douglas County, he addresses critical needs/issues with training and assessment.

Programs: Carson Valley Water Quality Education Program, Compost Your Combustibles, Leadership Douglas County, Sage Grouse Conservation, Water Quality Education, Western Nevada Flood Education Program
Kent McAdooMcAdoo, Kent
Specialist, Rangeland Resources
(775) 738-7291

Expertise: Kent McAdoo's areas of interest include rangeland revegetation, wildlife habitat enhancement, collaborative/holistic land management, alternative ranch incomes, proper functioning condition of riparian areas and native seed production/collection.

Programs: Nevada Youth Range Camp, Rangeland Management Education For Native American Producers In Nevada, Restoring Rangeland Health, Sustainable Biodiversity/Multiple Use Of Rangelands, Resource Conflict Resolution, Invasive Weed Management
Kerri Jean OrmerodOrmerod, Kerri Jean
Water, Climate, & Drought Hazards Program Leader/ Assistant Professor
775-784-6347

Expertise: Kerri Jean Ormerod is the Program Leader in Water, Climate, & Drought Hazards. Her primary areas of expertise are human-environment interactions, water governance, landscape monitoring and socio-cultural components of risk perception.

Programs: Water, Climate, & Drought Hazards, Nevada Co-coodinator for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network
Ev SemenchukSemenchuk, Ev
Administrative Assistant II
775-336-0254

Expertise: Ev serves as reception and administrative support responsible for various day-to-day activities along with assisting and directing visitors and conference/meeting attendees. She provides radon testing kits and accepts soil samples, plant, weed or insect identification intake. She also supports the Human Resource team.