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Volume 65, Number 12, December 2013

Agriculture & Livestock

Journal 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Convention Pg. 4 County Farm Bureau Volunteers Recognized Pg. 6 Photo Contest Winners Announced Pg. 11

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January 8, 2014 Cattlemen’s Update 2014 6:30 pm - Dinner Provided White Pine Convention Center, Ely $20 per ranch. Information call Jennifer, 775-945-3444 ext. 12 or January 9-10 Ninth Annual Winter Weed Conference Bristlecone Convention Center, Ely Information: or 775289-7974. January 9, 2014 Cattlemen’s Update 2014 12:30 pm - Dinner Provided Great Basin College Solarium, Elko $20 per ranch. Information call Jennifer, 775-945-3444 ext. 12 or January 10, 2014 Cattlemen’s Update 2014 10:30 am - Lunch Provided

(ISSN 0899-8434) (USPS 377-280) 2165 Green Vista Dr. Suite 205 Sparks, NV 89431 Phone: (775) 674-4000 Fax: (775) 674-4004 Publisher: Nevada Farm Bureau Federation Editor: Zach Allen The Nevada Farm Bureau Agriculture & Livestock Journal is published monthly by the Nevada Farm Bureau Federation. Subscriptions are available to Nevada Farm Bureau members, only, at an annual subscription price of $1, which is included in yearly dues. Periodical postage is paid at Reno, NV and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to Nevada Farm Bureau Agriculture & Livestock Journal, 2165 Green Vista Drive, Suite 205, Sparks, NV 89431.

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Perspectives By James “Hank” Combs President, Nevada Farm Bureau

Annual Convention Recap and A Look Forward To 2014 It has been a long time since the Nevada Farm Bureau Convention was held in Las Vegas. While Las Vegas wasn’t warm and sunny as we all hoped, we still had a great convention in my home town. This year’s convention included a joint conference with the Nevada Department of Agriculture. The conference had a great turnout and the workshops and sessions were extremely valuable to Nevada’s agricultural producers. I would like to thank everyone who made the Southern Nevada Agriculture Conference a success. I was re-elected to my ninth term as Nevada Farm Bureau President. It is an honor to serve Nevada’s farmers and ranchers. Nevada agriculture is a $5 billion a year industry and the third largest economic sector in the state. Nevada Farm Bureau has been and will continue to be the voice of Nevada agriculture. Through our grassroots member-developed policy we have the ability to address issues facing agricultural producers. A major benefit of being a Farm Bureau member is that producers have the ability to create and vote on policy. We advocate for farmers and ranchers at the Nevada legislature, regulatory meetings, and a number of other venues. This year voting delegates addressed policy relating to Pesticide Applicators, General Education, Federal Land Transfers, Wild Horses & Burros, Predator Control, and the Gross Business Tax to name a few. Through Farm Bureau’s election process there are some new board members I would like to recognize. Bevan Lister, who has served as the President of Lincoln County Farm Bureau will now represent Nevada Farm Bureau as Vice President. Jamie Perkins will now serve as District 1 Director. Previously Jamie served the Chair for the Young Farmers & Ranchers program. Jim Hardy who was the District 1 Director was elected as the Clark County Farm Bureau President during their county’s Annual Meeting. Anna-Lisa Giannini was appointed as the Young Farmers & Ranchers Chair and will also serve on the Nevada Farm Bureau Board of Directors. I will continue to enjoy working with Cindy Hardy, Women’s Leadership Chair; Craig Shier, District 2 Director; and Carla Pomeroy, District 3 Director. There has also been some changes in staffing at the state level. Doug Busselman has resigned after 25 years as Executive Vice President. He will be truly missed throughout our organization and state. We wish Doug and his family well as he continues to service Minnesota Farm Bureau members. Dennis Hellwinkel, a past Nevada Farm Bureau president has stepped up to help the organization and the state office during the transition to a new Executive Vice President. We have a great group of volunteer leaders who promote Farm Bureau and Nevada agriculture. Farm Bureau relies on volunteers and they make our organization so much stronger. This year, county Farm Bureaus had the opportunity to nominate a county Volunteer of the Year and they were recognized during the convention. Thank you to Jim Snyder, Diane Vesco, Sonya Johnson, Andrea Chandler, Jill Combs, and Jule Wadsworth who were each nominated by their county Farm Bureau as the Volunteer of the Year. My family, Jill, Clayton, Katie and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! December 2013 | Page 3 |

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t has been quite sometime that Nevada held their Annual Convention in Las Vegas, but this year Clark County Farm Bureau volunteered hosting the Convention. The 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Convention was held November 21-23 in Las Vegas. Farm Bureau members, their families, and government groups from across the state joined in the state’s 94th Convention. The purpose of the Annual Convention is for Farm Bureau members to discuss and vote on policy that serves Nevada farmers and ranchers. Also during the Convention Farm Bureau leaders are elected and they serve on the Nevada Farm Bureau Board of Directors.

Southern Nevada Agriculture Conference To kick off the Annual Convention, Nevada Farm Bureau teamed up with the Nevada Department of Agriculture and hosted the first Southern Nevada Agriculture Conference. The Southern Nevada Agriculture Conference provided farmers and ranchers from across the state with information that is beneficial to both the business and production side of agriculture. Speakers from across the western United States came to Las Vegas to host workshops ranging from selling local to learning the benefits of international trade. Paul Mathews joined UNCE’s Carol Bishop in session of The conference had key note addresses farm/ranch business planning during the Southern Nevada from Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank Agriculture Conference. Combs, Nevada Department of Agriculture Director Jim Barbee, and John Spires from the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA). We would like to thank the Southern Nevada Agriculture Conference sponsors: Nevada Farm Bureau, Nevada Department of Agriculture, Roscoe Moss, Nevada Ag Inc., and RANGE Magazine that provided current issues of their magazine and books for sponsors.

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Bowling Night After the conclusion of the Southern Nevada Agriculture Conference, the Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Convention kicked off with a fun night of bowling. The evening included pizza and pop sponsored by Clark County Farm Bureau. This is the second Annual Convention in a row that included a bowling night. Bowlers of all ages participated, and 12 lanes at the Santa Fe Bowling Center were filled up. Those who didn’t wish to throw strikes (or at least attempt to throw strikes) enjoyed visiting with friends and making new friends. The bowling night, which is obviously fun, was also a fundraiser for Nevada’s Young Farmers & Ranchers program. Thank you again to Clark County Farm Bureau for sponsoring a fun evening. Everyone had a great time.

Policy Development Policy is the backbone of Farm Bureau. Nevada Farm Bureau policy helps guide the organization through legislative and regulatory meetings. As the “Voice of Nevada’s farmers & ranchers” it is important for our organization to have strong policy. Policy is created at the county Farm Bureau level by farmers and ranchers. The policy then is discussed by the state Resolution Committee, and then voted on by county Farm Bureau delegates at the annual state convention. New policy voted on by delegates addressed Pesticide Applicators, General Education, Federal Land Transfers, Wild Horses & Burros, Predator Control, and the Gross Business Tax. To see Nevada Farm Bureau policy, visit our policy website at

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County Farm Bureau Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients

ounty Farm Bureau Volunteer leaders were recognized for their hard work and achievements during the 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Convention, which was held in Las Vegas.

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Six awards were given to volunteers during the Convention. The following volunteers were recognized: Jim Snyder, Lyon County Farm Bureau; Diana Vesco, Humboldt County Farm Bureau; Sonya Johnson, Churchill County Farm Bureau; Andrea Chandler, Elko County Farm Bureau; Jill Combs, Clark County Farm Bureau; and Jule Wadsworth, Lincoln County

Jim Snyder was recognized as the Lyon County Farm Bureau Volunteer of the Year. Pictured is Hank Combs, Jim Snyder, and Darrell Pursel.

“Farm Bureau would not exist without volunteers. We rely heavily on volunteers to help throughout the year, from Board members, to spreading the word about agriculture, hosting county Farm Bureau events, organizing county fairs, Ag in the Classroom events, and more,” said Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank Combs. “We are thankful for their hard work and dedication to agriculture and Nevada Farm Bureau.” The Volunteer of the Year Award winners will receive a certificate with plaque and a $100 gift card.

Jill Combs was recognized as the Clark County Farm Bureau Volunteer of the Year. Pictured is Jim Hardy, Jill Combs, and Hank Combs.

Sonya Johnson was recognized as the Churchill County Farm Bureau Volunteer of the Year. Pictured is Julie Wolf, Carla Pomeroy, Sonya Johnson, and Hank Combs.

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Farm Bureau Leaders Elected During Annual Convention


uring the 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Convention, new leaders were elected to the Nevada Farm Bureau Board of Directors. James “Hank” Combs of Las Vegas was re-elected to his ninth term as Nevada Farm Bureau President. In addition to serving as Nevada Farm Bureau President, Combs also serves on the American Farm Bureau Federation Board. “It is an honor to serve as President of Nevada Farm Bureau Federation and represent Nevada and the Western Region on the AFBF Board,” said Combs.

Bevan Lister of Pioche was elected to serve as Vice President. Lister previously served as the President of Lincoln County Farm Bureau. Jamie Perkins of Panaca was elected to serve as the District 1 Director. Perkins previously was the Chair of Nevada’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. The remaining board members include Craig Shier of Winnemucca, District 2 Director; Carla Pomeroy of Fallon, District 3 Director; and Cindy Hardy of Logandale was re-elected as the Women’s Leadership Chair.

Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee Appointed During Annual Convention


new Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Committee was appointed by Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank Combs during the 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Convention.

Anna-Lisa Giannini of Fallon was appointed to serve as the YF&R Committee Chair. In addition to serving as the committee chair, Anna-Lisa will also serve on the Nevada Farm Bureau Board of Directors. “It is an honor to serve Nevada Farm Bureau as the chairperson of the Young Farmers and Ranchers program,” Giannini said. “As young producers involved in Farm Bureau, not only do we have the chance to learn from each other and our wiser counterparts, but we also have a unique opportunity to share our stories with Nevada’s legislature as the future of the Silver State. In the coming year I hope the program will grow and become an active voice for the future of Nevada.” Kaluna Aki of Logandale, Lacey Sproul-Tom of Logandale, and Dann Mathews of Pioche were appointed to serve on the state YF&R Committee. The YF&R Committee will provide Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18 and 35 the opportunity to network across all levels of the organization in promoting and preserving industry values, resolving challenges, growing through action and leading through service by supporting Nevada Farm Bureau’s mission, purpose, programs, events and activities. Through these avenues, YF&R members can advance in the personal development of leadership capabilities and further the organization using advocacy, education and fellowship far into the future.

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Doug Busselman Recognized For 25 Years of Service to Farm Bureau and Nevada Agriculture


n Friday, November 22, Doug Busselman was recognized for 25 years of dedicated service to Nevada Farm Bureau and to Nevada agriculture. Busselman received the Silver Plow Award from President Hank Combs. The Silver Plow is the highest award given by Farm Bureau. In November, Doug announced that we was joining the Minnesota Farm Bureau as their Public Policy Director. During the Annual Convention Awards Dinner, a slide show presentation looked back at the past 25 years. Speakers during the dinner included former Nevada Farm Bureau President Barbara Curti, Senator Pete Goichochea, Director of the Nevada Department of Agriculture Jim Barbee, and current President Hank Combs. President Combs presented an award from the Northern Nevada Dairymen for his service to Nevada’s dairy industry and dairy promotional activities. John Jolliff of COUNTRY Financial also presented Doug with a plaque commemorating Doug’s 25 years with Nevada Farm Bureau.


Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank Combs presenting Doug Busselman with the Silver Plow Award.

Jamie Perkins Recognized as YF&R Chair

amie Perkins was recognized for her work as the state Young Farmers & Ranchers Chair. Jamie served as YF&R Chair from 2008 through 2013. Jamie came into Nevada Farm Bureau and the YF&R program in late 2006, the state had a chairperson, Heather Center, who was aging out and wanting to pass the torch. Jamie became the chair in 2008 and saw the YF&R program at the national level and in neighboring states and she knew that this was something that Nevada needed. “We are so different from other states in our vastness and ruralness, and trying to find the 18-35 year old’s in the state’s Agricultural Industry creates a huge challenge,” Perkins said. In Nevada, Young Farmers & Ranchers participate in an annual Agricultural Literacy Project and help raise food donations through the Harvest For All program. Nevada Farm Bureau President Hank Combs “It is exciting to see the development of an official state YF&R presenting Jamie Perkins with an award for committee and new chair. We have been working towards this her service to Nevada’s YF&R program. goal for a lot of years, and while it has seemed like slow-going, we were constantly encouraged by other states who had been there and struggled to develop their programs to “not give up and keep going!” That “It will come!” And, so it has! My hope is that we have laid a foundation for a program that will build and unify the Nevada Farm Bureau for the future.” During the Annual Convention, Jamie was elected as the new District 1 Director, which encompasses Southern Nevada. In her knew role, she will continue to serve on the Nevada Farm Bureau Board of Directors.

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Tonja Dressler Awarded Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award Douglas County Farm Bureau member Tonja Dressler was awarded the 2013 Nevada Agriculture in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award during the 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Sue Hoffman of the Nevada Agricultural Foundation presented the award. Dressler has been involved and coordinating Ag in the Classroom events throughout Douglas County and Nevada for more than 10 years. In Douglas County, Dressler organizes two events each year. Dressler’s work in Douglas County has been tremendous and extends outside the borders of Douglas County. Tonja has organized events throughout Nevada, including Clark County, Lyon County, Nye County, and Carson City.

Sue Hoffman (L), Executive Director of the Nevada Agricultural Foundation with 2013 Ag in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Tonja Dressler.

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2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Photo Contest Winners Eighty-six photographs were submitted to the 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Photo Contest, which is sponsored by the Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. Three winners were chosen for both adult and youth categories.

Katelyn Nester, “Horse Eye,” Battle Mountain, Elko County Farm Bureau, first place; Melissa Pursel, “Sunset,” Yerington, Lyon County Farm Bureau, second place; Holland Miller, “Sweet Horses,” Jiggs, Elko County Farm Bureau.

Categories for the 2013 contest included photographs featuring Nevada Agriculture, Nevada Landscape, and images featuring rural life. The Women’s Leadership Committee judged winning photographs.

Winning photographs in both categories received cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50. Each winning photograph was on display during the 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

Winners in the adult category are:

Many photographs that were submitted will be showcased in the 2014 Rural Tour, Nevada Farm Bureau’s annual member-only calendar. Other pictures will be used in Nevada Farm Bureau marketing and promotional materials.

Janet Johnson, “Lone Cow,” Denio, Humboldt County Farm Bureau, first place; Helen Jenkins, “Watercolor Sunset,” Tonopah, Central County Farm Bureau, second place; Wayne Jenkins, “No Hunting Hawk,” Tonopah, Central County Farm Bureau, third place. Winners in the youth category are:

“Lone Cow” by Janet Johnson. First Place Adult Division.

“Horse Eye” by Katelyn Nester. First Place Youth Division.

High resolution winning photos are available on the Nevada Farm Bureau Flickr website at aHsjNpmrnk.

“Watercolor Sunset” by Helen Jenkins. Second Place Adult Division.

“Sunset” by Melissa Pursel. Second Place Youth Division.

“No Hunting Hawk” by Wayne Jenkins. Third Place Adult Division.

“Sweet Horses” by Holland Miller. Third Place Youth Divsion.

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Two Families Inducted into Nevada Centennial Ranch and Farm Awards Program

Two more families have been recognized for their long-time contributions to Nevada’s agricultural heritage. The Martin Ranch near Eureka, and the Manha (min-yah) Farm in Yerington were inducted into the Nevada Centennial Ranch and Farm Program on Nov. 15 at the Nevada/California Cattlemen’s Convention in Sparks. The Martin Ranch was established in 1887 by James and Agnes Morrison in Antelope Valley. The cattle and hay ranch is now run by granddaughter Vickie Buchanan and her son Beau. Nevada Cattlemen’s president JJ Goicoechea presented the award to four generations of the Martin/Buchanan family, including Buchanan’s mother Ruth Martin, the Buchanans and sixth generation, 4-year-old Jaden Buchanan. “It’s an honor for me to present this award to the Martin family who I have known all of my life,” said Goichochea. “Ruth Martin was my elementary school teacher, and she also taught my mother in elementary school. This is a perfect example of what a close knit community we are in agriculture.”

same land for 100 years or more. Forty-seven families have now been inducted into the program that began in 2004. The awards program is sponsored by the Agricultural Council of Nevada, Farm Bureau, Agricultural Foundation, Dept. of Agriculture, Cattlemen’s Assoc. and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. For more information, contact Liz Warner at (775) 721-0129 or any of the sponsors.


The Manha Farm was purchased in 1912 by Antone Manha, who raised dairy cattle and hay. Grandson William and Lorraine Manha lease out the farm that now raises premium garlic and alfalfa hay. Jim Barbee, Nevada Dept. of Agriculture director, presented the award on behalf of Governor Sandoval to Bill and son Tony Manha. “The Centennial Awards are a tremendous opportunity to recognize those who have been devoted lifetimes to Nevada’s most historic and important industries — farming and ranching. Governor Sandoval and the Nevada Department of Agriculture are honored to be a part of the awards program and cannot thank enough the families who contribute to Nevada agriculture being one of the state’s most diverse and valuable industries,” said Barbee. Family members traveled from Washington, D.C., Texas, and Utah to attend the ceremony. The Nevada Centennial Awards Program recognizes agricultural families who have owned and operated the

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by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau

We Love Our Smartphones, But What About Smart Food? Smartphones, video games, tablets, apps… the list could go on and on. Our society and economy run, function and communicate via technology. Technology has become so advanced that we now use the “phone” portion of the Smartphone far less than we use the device to browse the Web, tap into social media, listen to music and play games. Technology is changing the way we do just about everything, and by all accounts we can’t get enough of it. Until we start talking about food technology, often referred to as biotechnology, and then our mindsets revert to the Dark Ages.

Farmville vs. Farm Technology For years, farmers and ranchers have used technology to produce more food, feed, fiber and fuel, while using less acreage, chemicals and water. Now, facing quite possibly the biggest challenge of our generation – to produce 100 percent more food by 2050 – we need technology to feed far more than our brains and our Facebook accounts. In fact, in doubling the amount of food grown in the next 37 years, 70 percent of that additional food will have to come from efficiency-enhancing technologies that will compensate for one of the few things technology can’t produce: farm and ranch land. Through advancements in science and technology, agriculture production has made tremendous strides. Consider the improvements to corn yields since the mid-to-late 1800s. In 1870, the national corn yield was 29 bushels per acre. This year, corn yields are projected to be 155.3 bushels per acre. The advancements in science and technology have resulted in a roughly 436 percent increase in the nation’s corn yields since 1870. Today, approximately 90 percent of corn, soybeans and cotton grown in the U.S. are adopted from a biotech variety. Yet, there has not been a single documented, statistically significant incident of harm to human health or to the environment. Due to the stellar performance of biotechnology products, the U.S. government, the World Health Organization, the American Medical Association and the National Academy of Sciences have all embraced the safety and benefits of these critical advancements. Still, some people are reluctant to accept this technology, let alone embrace it, as a means of feeding an increasing population.

The Great Contradiction To those who continue to be skeptical of biotechnology, please consider this: every choice you and I make involves risk. Waking up, eating breakfast, taking a shower, driving to work or even walking on the sidewalk has its hazards. And what about your new smartphone? There are risks associated with that, too. The reality is that we accept that technology can help mitigate these risks to the benefit of all society. Why are we still in the Dark Ages in our approach to food technology, but we’re giddy over the release of the iPhone 5s? With a partner in technology, farmers and ranchers are prepared to meet the food, fuel and fiber demands of the 21st century, but there, too, is a risk: the minority who contradict their own acceptance of technology could ultimately eliminate food options for those who would take a meal over the latest iPhone any day. December 2013 | Page 14|

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December 2013  

December edition of Nevada Farm Bureau's Agriculture & Livestock Journal. Includes recap of the 2013 Annual Convention, winners of the 2013...

December 2013  

December edition of Nevada Farm Bureau's Agriculture & Livestock Journal. Includes recap of the 2013 Annual Convention, winners of the 2013...