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Save A University Farm from Development

11,887
Supporters

The University of Nevada's University Farm, a working farm used to teach college students about farming and agriculture, is under attack. The University's Board of Regents recently voted to have part of the farm rezoned to a light industrial/commercial site. Unless the City Council or University Regents reverse this decision, the 112-year-old farm could be destroyed by commercial development.

The University of Nevada's College of Agriculture is one of the few colleges in America where students can learn at a working farm on campus. With local, sustainable, urban farms just starting to crop up in cities across America, the country desperately needs collegiate agricultural programs like that which could be offered by University Farm.

As a Reno-based small farmer, I know just how important this farm is to the community. The 1140-acre University Farm is a living piece of history, a hub for agricultural research, and a learning center for America's future generation of farmers. University Farm should be treasured as an invaluable community resource--not destroyed to make way for even more development in Reno.

America already loses more than one acre of farmland to development every minute. Let's not let University Farm become another casualty.

This issue will go before the City Council on December 14, 2011, so it's important to voice support now for conserving all of University Farm. Please sign this petition urging University of Nevada officials and the Reno City Council to protect University Farm.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Board of Regents
    James Dean Leavitt
  • Board of Regents
    Kevin Page
  • Board of Regents
    Michael Wixom
  • Reno City Council Ward 1
    Dan Gustin
  • Reno City Council Ward 2
    Sharon Zadra
  • Reno City Council Ward 3
    Jessica Sferrazza
  • Reno City Council Ward 4
    Dwight Dortch
  • Member at Large Reno City Council
    Pierre Hascheff
  • Reno City Council Ward 5
    David Aiazzi
  • Nevada State House
  • Nevada State Senate
  • Board of Regents
    Rick Trachok
  • Board of Regents
    Dr. Jack Lund Schofield
  • Board of Regents
    Ron Knecht
  • Mayor CIty of Reno
    Bob Cashell
  • Board of Regents
    Mark Alden
  • Chancellor Dan Klaich
    Dan Klaich
  • Board of Regents
    Dr. Andrea Anderson
  • Board of Regents
    Robert Blakely
  • Chairman Board of Regents
    Jason Geddes, Phd
  • Board of Regents
    Cedric Crear
  • Board of Regents
    Mark Doubrava, M.D.
  • Board of Regents
    Kevin Melcher
  • Nevada Governor


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