Access Raspberry and Blackberry Tips From Your Home

“There’s an app for that,” is a phrase trademarked by Apple in 2010 as a comment on the diversity of the ever-growing sector of phone applications. In farming, the Desert Farming Initiative seeks to test applications that are appropriate to our region, and utilize technology to proliferate knowledge. In 2014, …

“Sinfully Sweet” Nevada Melons Campaign Spotlights State Agriculture

RENO, Nev. (Aug. 29, 2017)—Desert Farming Initiative (DFI), part of the University of Nevada, Reno, has launched the Nevada Melons campaign to encourage economic development in the state’s agricultural industry. By targeting a single product with a longtime history of production in Nevada, DFI hopes to spotlight regional agriculture, and …

2nd Annual Farm to Fork Dinner Announced!

You’re Invited!

Farm to Fork Dinner
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 5-8 pm
at the Desert Farming Initiative
920 Valley Road, Reno

Enjoy an elegant dinner featuring deliciously local food. Connect with Nevada’s budding agriculture community of growers, supporters, partners, and students.

All revenue generated through this event goes directly towards the growth of future student leaders in the industry. Purchase tickets here.


Thank You!

Thank you to everyone that attended the 2016 Farm to Table Dinner! Despite the rain, it was a huge success and we will plan on having it again next year. We greatly appreciate your efforts in supporting our student interns. Have a wonderful Fall Season!

A Helping Hand

For the last few weeks, the Desert Farming Initiative has been harvesting their Main Station Field for distribution to Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada for hunger relief programs. We are so excited to be part of a partnership that provides fresh vegetable to the community.