People: Jordan Hosmer-Henner joins UNR Desert Farming Initiative

Jordan Hosmer-Henner

Jordan Hosmer-Henner

Jordan Hosmer-Henner has joined the University of Nevada, Reno’s Desert Farming Initiative to serve as manager of food systems programs.

Hosmer-Henner will be a member of the initiative’s leadership team and serve as a liaison to help fulfill the initiative’s mission to advance climate-smart farming and food systems.

He will help with strategic planning and fundraising; provide research and analysis; and manage food security initiatives, agricultural training, partnerships and grant awards.

In his role, Hosmer-Henner will also provide assistance with launching a new Regional Food Business Center and provide technical assistance to Farmers Markets, coordinate and support for agricultural training and mentorship, help support the agricultural industry through programs, such as the Nevada Farm Network, and coordinate university student engagement, facilitating on-farm internships and leading class projects and engagement on the university farm.

Hosmer-Henner also did policy analysis and legislative work for the state’s Division of Environmental Protections and Department of Health and Human Services.

Hosmer-Henner plans to employ that philosophy to help establish more sustainable food systems across the state. He also plans to look at helping the state to employ both new technologies and traditional practices to increase sustainability and food security.


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