“Feed the World. Protect the Planet,” is the theme for this year’s annual FIELD DAY. The event focuses on the technological advancements and efficiencies in agriculture, nutrition, natural resources and the environment. Field Day will be held on will be held Saturday, Sept. 20th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on UNR’s Main Station farm.
The event is a collaboration between University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, and Cooperative Extension. The public is encouraged to come learn more about the organization’s programs with a day filled with exhibitors, great food, and fun. Special attention will be paid to drought, wildfires, nutrition, and local food production.
Field Day is fun for all ages. Celebrating all that the these units have to offer, visitors can experience everything from master gardener demonstrations, livestock exhibits, 4-H activities, farm tours, UAV (drone) exhibits , and much more.
The event will be held at NAES’s Main Station Field Laboratory, located at 5895 Clean Water Way, near the intersection of East McCarran Blvd and Mill Street. Both admission and parking are free and the event is open to the public, but registration is required.
Field Day is great for family friendly fun; however, pets are not allowed to ensure the safety of the live animal demonstrations.
For more information and to register for the event, visit the Field Day website at http://www.ag.unr.edu/fieldday/registration.aspx.