Cows in the snow on Dec. 14 just east of Genoa.
Gardnerville will host the first in-person Nevada session of the University of Nevada, Reno’s, annual Cattlemen’s Update at 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at Carson Valley United Methodist Church.
“I am very excited to bring this back to Douglas County,” Cooperative Extension Educator Lindsay Chichester said.
Chichester said she had fond memories of the event at the Carson Valley Inn when she was a child.
For more than 40 years, UNR has held several sessions across Nevada in January to provide ranchers with current research-based information about issues that may affect the efficiency, productivity, profitability and sustainability of their businesses and Nevada’s cattle industry.
The five-day event opens with a virtual session at 10 a.m. on Jan. 10. The first in-person session takes place that evening in Sierra Valley, California.
Later in the week, in-person sessions are scheduled for Fallon, Ely, Elko and Winnemucca.
The event is conducted in a partnership led by the University’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, and its Extension and Experiment Station units. Other program partners include local sponsors and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Speakers for this year include State Veterinarian Amy Mitchell, Extension Educator for Churchill County Carson Anderson Oney, Professor and Extension Educator for Humboldt County Brad Schultz, and Associate Professor of Rangeland Sciences and Extension Specialist Paul Meiman.
At the three- to four-hour sessions, experts will discuss pertinent topics with participants, including topics on animal health and cattle markets and production. The cost is $20 per ranch per location attended, which includes lunch or dinner, event proceedings and the “Red Book” recordkeeping guide for cattle producers.
This year’s schedule is as follows:
- Jan. 10, 10 a.m., virtual session: This session will be offered via Zoom only; register here.
- Jan. 11, 5:30 p.m., Fallon, dinner provided: Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way.
- Jan. 12, 5:30 p.m., Ely, dinner provided: Ely Convention Center, 150 W. Sixth St.
- Jan. 13, 12:30 p.m., Elko, dinner provided: Dalling Hall, 600 Commercial St.
- Jan. 14, 10 a.m., Winnemucca, lunch provided: Extension Office, 1085 Fairgrounds Road.