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National Agriculture in the Classroom


Summary 2022 — Nevada

State Contact

Mr.. Woody Worthington
Nevada Farm Bureau Federation
2165 Green Vista Dr Ste 205
Sparks, NV 89431
P: 775.674.4000

Innovative Programming

Combined with CTE and Carrer Day with 4 High schools.

Major Program Impacts or Outcomes

We have seen uptick of concern as to where food comes from with all demographics. We have new people on the radar that what to learn about agriculture. i am trying to initiate Ag programs all front it takes a village (FFA extension, Grange, Farm Bureau, Privative School, Cattle women, Parents Volunteers, Legislator, etc...) I am trying to support them with what resource I can provide. I was planning on putting a BDR through legislation for 23 but i missed the opportunity!

Program Leader Biosketch

Woody Worthington was raised on a small ranch in southern Oregon. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in San Diego, Ca; Okinawa, Japan; Bridgeport, Ca, and was deployed abroad to several countries. While in the Marine Corps, Woody attended Cira Cosa College for Business Management Leadership. He moved to the Carson Valley in 1995 where he and his wife raise their family then Woody retired from the Marine Corps in 2004.

Woody's wife, Jennifer, is a Nevada Native, 6 grade science teacher, and together they enjoy exploring all that Nevada and the United States have to offer. Woody's son and daughter, Brayden, and Emersyn, like their dad loves any outdoor activity and spending time with family and friends.

Woody is the current NVFB's Director of Ag Education and Advocacy. Woody has always centered himself around agricultural education and advocacy.

Since 2016, he has been the President of the Douglas-Carson City Farm Bureau Federation working to promote, preserve and protect Nevada's agriculture. He serves as Board President of the Nevada Department of Agriculture, where he contributes to policy development for the Nevada Department of Agriculture and reports on food and agriculture issues to the governor. As a proponent of youth agricultural literacy, Woody is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Chairman for Douglas High School and Board member Carson High School. Woody also supports the University of Nevada as a board member of the Nevada Teach Executive Advisory and Wolf Pack Meats Board. He is also a part of the Nevada Western Heritage Alliance, which supports the revitalization of the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center and pays tribute to Nevada's western heritage.