Celebrating Cesar Chavez

KOLO TV caught up with the Desert Farming Initiative on Cesar Chavez day of service where we hosted students at our farm on campus. In celebration on Chavez’s championing of farm families and services, students participated in a vineyard beautification project whose proceeds with partially go towards aiding local farming families …

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 …

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.