Nevada has a long history of agricultural activity, from range livestock production to alfalfa and food crop production. See the Nevada Department of Agriculture for information about the diversity of agricultural activities across Nevada’s 17 counties.
Collections at UNR
UNR Libraries’ materials related to agriculture are housed primarily in the Knowledge Center and in University Archives. The collection includes state and federal documents dating from 1880 to present, theses and dissertations completed at the University, archives and oral histories of Nevada agricultural pioneers, as well as a wide range of monographic and serial publications.
Areas of concentration include publications on livestock, grazing, range science, and forage production, as well as documents from the history of the College of Agriculture (now the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources), the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, and Nevada Cooperative Extension.
The Online Collection
Initial content of the online collection will include the publications of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Nevada Cooperative Extension. Later content will include a range of materials from the collection chosen to highlight the history of agriculture in Nevada.
For more information about this collection, contact Amy Shannon.