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Desert Farming - A Look At Nevada's Farm-To-Table Movement

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The Andelin Family Farm in Spanish Springs, Nevada grows pumpkins and corn.

You might not think the desert climate in Nevada is too favorable to agriculture.

But that hasn’t stopped the growth of desert farming and the farm-to-table movement in the state.

In fact, a farm-to-table fundraising dinner is in the works at the University of Nevada Reno, and local farmers are pitching in. 

Today, we talk with farmer Rob Holley and Desert Farming Initiative Project Manager Jennifer Ott from UNR about the event and the state of farming culture in Nevada.

Jennifer Ott, project manager, University of Nevada Reno's Desert Farming Initiative;  Rob Holley, owner/operator, Holley Family Farms

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