State Reports

State Summary 2016 — Nevada

State Contact

Ms. Amber Smyer
Nevada Department of Agriculture
405 S. 21st St.
Sparks, NV 89431
P: 775.353.3769
E: asmyer@agri.nv.gov
Website

Classroom Resources

None reported for 2016

Major Program Accomplishments or Outputs

In 2016, Nevada AITC was proud to have partnered with a number of organizations and volunteers to deliver agriculture literacy events/activities. Highlights included participating in 2 career expos, 16 community/education events, and 9 elementary school Ag Days with 7 of the 9 elementary schools receiving a 30 minute teacher introduction to the AITC Curriculum Matrix and state specific resources. Additionally, we launched two new interactive educational displays, Veggie Races and Livestock Identification, to expand the topics available for community event requests.

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

None reported for 2016

Biosketch

Amber grew up in southern Idaho, as the daughter of an agricultural educator and raising sugar beets and potatoes. This created a lifelong passion for agriculture and education. After obtaining a bachelor's of science degree in Agricultural Education, Amber worked for the National FFA Organization. While with FFA she obtained a Master's of Public Affairs from Indiana University at IUPUI. Amber is excited to be in Nevada and promoting agricultural literacy!