Sparks, Nev. - February 02, 2021
Made in Nevada and the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) are collaborating to promote food and agriculture producers and businesses on the Made in Nevada website. Thanks to the new Shop Made in Nevada website, it’s easier than ever before to buy from Nevada businesses.
The recent expansion of this eCommerce site was adapted to include meat, produce and agricultural products and address disruptions to local supply chains due to COVID-19. The platform connects manufacturers, artisans, growers and other small businesses directly to consumers through an easy-to-use online portal.
“Our existing website was the perfect place to facilitate direct sales seamlessly for Nevada small businesses, producers and growers,” Brad Scribner, Made in Nevada community project manager, said. “In response to the pandemic, many agricultural producers have lost access to sales opportunities, and we are so pleased to be able to bridge that gap with our online sales platform.”
Membership in the Shop Nevada site is free to businesses, and participants will receive training and individual assistance with increasing sales through the website.
“We appreciate the collaboration with Made in Nevada to drive awareness of Nevada-made food and agricultural products,” NDA Director Jennifer Ott said. “The farmers and ranchers of Nevada need support as our state continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and making their products more accessible online is a win-win for both the industry and consumers.”
About Made in Nevada
Made in Nevada is a statewide, collective-marketing organization that connects, promotes and supports Battle Born businesses of all shapes and sizes, acting as a strong, focused, unified voice, always shouting praise for Nevada business from the highest point in the state (which is Boundary Peak, by the way). Made in Nevada partners with businesses and organizations to keep the entrepreneurial spirit vibrant in the state.
About the Nevada Department of Agriculture
The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) 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.