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Summit to help dairy and livestock producers reduce economic risk

Posted 4/16/2019

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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension presents the 2019 Nevada Dairy and Livestock Summit April 23. Photo by Theresa Danna-Douglas, University of Nevada, Reno.

Cooperative Extension offers the 2019 Nevada Dairy and Livestock Summit April 23

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Nevada Risk Management Education Program presents the 2019 Nevada Dairy and Livestock Summit to help agricultural businesses and government leaders create plans to minimize economic risk. The summit, held in partnership with the City of Fallon, Churchill Economic Development Authority and local sponsors, will take place 8 a.m.-1 p.m., April 23, at the Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way in Fallon.

There is no cost to attend the summit, and lunch is provided by the City of Fallon. Session topics include:

  • Economic Impacts of the Agricultural Sector on Churchill County, presented by Cooperative Extension Economic Specialist Tom Harris, who is also the director of the University of Nevada, Reno Center for Economic Development.
  • Trends in International, National and Nevada Agricultural Prices and Markets, presented by Research Analyst and Agricultural Economist Mike Helmar, with the University’s Center for Economic Development.
  • Impacts of World Market Trends and New Farm Bill on Dairy and Livestock Sector in the Nation and State of Nevada, presented by Professor of Agricultural Economics George Knapek, with Texas A&M University.
  • Central Nevada Agriculture: What is Currently Going On and What is in the Future, presented by Churchill Economic Development Authority Executive Director Nate Strong.

Preregistration is not required but is strongly recommended to ensure enough food for lunch. To preregister, contact Mineral County Extension Educator Staci Emm at or 775-475-4227, or Lisa Gonzales, with the Churchill Economic Development Authority, at or 775-423-8587. Persons in need of special assistance must contact Emm at least three days prior to the event.

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