Nevada Building Farmers Program

Nevada Building Farmers Program
Direct Markets Track


Las Vegas, Nevada
(And Southern Nevada Locations By Compressed Video)
September 17-18, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
October 1, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



The Nevada Building Farmers Program is designed for newer farmers and ranchers needing help with direct marketing, experienced farmers and ranchers looking to retool, refine and enhance their current business, and  next generation farmers and ranchers returning to the family farm and seeking new or alternative enterprises to enhance existing production.

This program aims to help farmers by focusing on building and reinforcing capacity through interaction with Extension, producer peers and community resources. The program also aims to build a strong community network among producers involved in direct marketing and their suppliers and customers.

Producers of all levels of experience are encouraged to participate.  As part of the program, participants complete a business plan that includes feedback from peers and local experts. Participants will also have the opportunity for mentorships with experienced farmers and other chances to gain direct market sales experience.  Farmers and ranchers will develop new connections in their local areas for inputs, specialized production, extending the growing season, marketing outlets and credit and loan programs.

Registration fee is $150 for all three sessions and includes lunch and program materials. Meals allow opportunities for participants to network, and the class series runs from 9:00 am to to 4:30 pm. Registration is limited to 30 participants.

For more information contact Kynda Curtis, (435)797-0444 or
Funding for the workshop is provided by the USDA-Risk Management Agency, Utah State University Extension, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Registration Form