Nevada Field Day provides hands-on activities and demonstrations

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Posted 8/21/2018Demonstrations on raising animals are just some of the many activities featured at the University’s Field Day. Photo by Claudene Wharton.

University experts showcase research, engage attendees in activities and programs

At Nevada Field Day on Sept. 8, visitors will be treated to a variety of free activities and giveaways, and even some tasty food samples.

As part of this year’s activities, nationally acclaimed local food advocate Mark Estee will present a cooking demonstration at 10 a.m. Estee has been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and in Esquire Magazine.

The University of Nevada, Reno event features hands-on activities and information focusing on the latest advancements in agriculture, horticulture, nutrition, natural resources and the environment. The event will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the University’s Main Station Field Lab, 5895 Clean Water Way in Reno, near the intersection of McCarran Boulevard and Mill Street. It is a collaborative project of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources; Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station; and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

“September is great time of year for people to visit the University’s Main Station Field Lab,” said Bill Payne, dean of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. “There will be a lot to see and do, and it really helps people understand how we blend the missions of the University in terms of teaching, research and engaging with our communities to serve Nevadans in their everyday lives.”

Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to provide information on fall planting and pruning, as well as vegetable gardening and other topics for home gardeners. The Desert Farming Initiative will be holding a Farmers Market, selling local produce. Plants grown in the University’s greenhouses will also be for sale to support future research and graduate student work.

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