Department of Agriculture hosting organics workshops in February and March

SPARKS, Nev. -- The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) has updated its organic program forms for the state’s organic producers and handlers and is hosting statewide workshops about the new changes. 

All NDA organic certified operations are required to use new forms starting with the 2015 renewals due March 31, 2015.

“We are holding workshops to introduce the new changes to current and future organic operations,” said Lindsay Dixon, NDA’s organic program manager. “The new forms are all inclusive farming or handling plans changed to a more user-friendly format to better serve as living documents and to stay current with on-farm practices.”

During the workshops, NDA will explain the new forms, discuss how to complete them (electronically and manually) and answer questions. There is no charge for the workshops, and the workshops are not mandatory.

Registration must be made no later than ONE WEEK PRIOR to the workshop. Contact Lindsay Dixon for questions and to register: 775-353-3623 or

Locations, Dates, Times 


  • ·    Dayton: February 17, 9 am – 12 pm, Dayton Utilities building, 34 Lakes Boulevard, Dayton, 89403
  • ·    Fallon: February 25, 9 am – 12 pm, Cooperative Extension Office, 111 Sheckler Road, Fallon, 89406
  • ·    Las Vegas: February 26, 1 pm – 4 pm, NDA Office, 2300 McLeod Drive, Las Vegas, 89104
  • ·    Sparks: February 27, 9 am – 12 pm, NDA Office, 405 S. 21st Street, Sparks, 89431
  • ·    Winnemucca: March 5th 8:00 am – 11:00 am, Cooperative Extension Office, 1085 Fairgrounds Road, Winnemucca, 89445
  • ·    Eureka: March 5, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Eureka Opera House, 31 S. Main Street, Eureka, 89316


NDA will go through the new forms with participants during the workshops. Participants are encouraged to practice using the electronic versions (fillable PDF), so participants are asked to bring a laptop with you. Please have Adobe Reader XI (the most current version) on your computer. A few laptops will be made available upon request for those that may not have a mobile device. Printed copies will be made available to complete for those who prefer to manually complete the forms.