Sparks, Nev. - February 13, 2020
Farms and ranches in
operations for 100 years or longer can apply for the Nevada
Centennial Awards. The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) is accepting
applications for the 2020 Nevada Centennial Ranch and Farm Awards until March
20. The application is available online and can be submitted via email or by
mailing to the NDA at 405 South 21st St. in Sparks, Nev. 89431.
qualify for recognition, an applicant’s ranch or farm must have belonged to his
or her family for at least 100 years and must be a working ranch or farm with a
minimum of 160 acres. Operations with fewer than 160 acres must have gross
yearly sales of at least $1,000.
have been awarded this distinction since the program began in 2004.
year’s awards ceremony will be held at the 2020 Governor’s Conference on Agriculture in Reno, Nev.
agri.nv.gov/Centennial_Awards to learn more
about the Nevada Centennial Awards program and past inductees.
About the Nevada Department of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture’s mission is to preserve, protect and promote Nevada’s agriculture. The department has 150 dedicated employees providing services in its five divisions,
Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition, and Plant Industry. The department’s $232 million budget facilitates regulatory and administrative work in agriculture and food manufacturing industries, protecting public and environmental health and worker safety, and providing
food distribution and oversight for the United States Department of Agriculture’s school and community nutrition programs.