Our Story

The Nevada Small Farm Conference celebrated its 11th anniversary in 2017. The conference planted its roots in 2003 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks.  It moved to the Sands Hotel in Reno from 2004-2005.

The conference went dormant for several years due to lack of leadership and funding. In 2010, the conference found new interest and energy and moved to rural Nevada under the leadership of the Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute.  The 2010-2012 conferences were held in Fallon at Western Nevada College and the Fallon Convention Center.

Attendance tripled within three years, and the conference outgrew its site in Fallon. In 2013, it returned to its roots at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, which has since changed its name to The Nugget Casino Resort.

The Conference Planning Committee remains committed to growing and sustaining this valuable resource for Nevada’s farmers and ranchers. The 2018 conference returns to the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks.