ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

ORGANIZED IN THE YEAR 1976

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ABOUT US

The Foundation, originally formed by alumni of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) College of Agriculture, was organized in 1976.

Since then and through 2012 it has awarded over 1.4 million dollars in scholarships and grants: to students at UNR and other accredited universities; to FFA and 4-H youth groups; for research grants; to support historical writings and other books and white papers relative to Nevada agriculture; and to sponsor various seminars and other educational activities for working farmers and ranchers in Nevada.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors and Officers have the responsibility of assuring that the Foundation’s mission and goals are achieved. All Foundation Directors, Officers and Trustees serve without compensation. Only the Executive Director and certain paid consultants receive compensation. The Foundation is purposefully statewide and is guided by a Board whose members are all actively involved in some phase of agriculture. The Board and Officers, together with a large body of Foundation Trustees and professional consultants, span generations and share a vast and deep knowledge of agriculture and its complexities within the state.

The steady growth of assets of the Foundation has been a result of charitable gifts and through prudent, professional investment of trust funds; however, the Foundation continues to rely upon the generosity of its sponsors to support its work.

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DONATION

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HISTORY

The Foundation, originally formed by alumni of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) College of Agriculture, was organized in 1976. Since then, it has awarded over $1,400,000 in scholarships and grants: to students at UNR and other accredited universities; to FFA and 4-H youth groups; for research grants; to support historical writings and other books and white papers relative to Nevada agriculture; and to sponsor various seminars and other educational activities for working farmers and ranchers in Nevada.

OFFICERS – DIRECTORS –¬†TRUSTEES – ADVISORS – CONSULTANTS

We would like to express our gratitude for your interest in the Nevada Agricultural Foundation. Please contact us at sue@nvagfoundation.org if you need further information or have any questions.

OFFICERS

President: Josh Vittori, Reno
Vice President: Tom Cates, Reno
Immediate Past President: Frank Bishop, Minden
Treasurer: Paul Miers, CPA, Reno
Secretary/Executive Director: Sue Hoffman, Reno

DIRECTORS

(All officers plus the following)
Dave Armstrong, Reno
Jean Carbon, Reno
Michael Fischer, Gardnerville
James R. Morgan, Yerington
Gail Munk, Lovelock
John O’Brien, Reno

ADVISORS

Mark J. Elston, Reno (Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.)

RESOURCE PERSONEL

Eric Kronawetter (Albright & Associates, Ltd.)
Ash Parr, Dtize Studios (www.dtize.com) (Web)

TRUSTEES

Thomas Barnes, Spring Creek
Michelle Burrows, Reno
C. Richard Capurro, Sparks
Michael N. Compston, Wellington
Darrin Damonte, Reno
Erica Freese, Reno
Joe Guild, Reno
Nancy Henker, Minden
Larry Irvin, Reno
Michael Kirk, DVM, Reno
Anthony Lesperance, PhD, Paradise Valley
Alan List, Lovelock
Richard A. McDougal, Lovelock
Mary Minor, DVM, Dayton
Gail Morgan, Yerington
Anthony Moura, Lovelock
Peter H. Olsen, Fallon
Mike Pointer, Reno
Carla Pomeroy, Fallon
Maxine Shane, Reno
Ron Squires, PhD, Gardnerville
Rita Stitzel, Carlin
Louis Test, Reno
David Thawley, DVM/PhD, Reno
Laurel Wachtel, Deeth