Lincoln County Conservation District is pleased to host Rick Lattin of Lattin Farms in Fallon, Nevada for the next CD Workshop Nov. 12 in Caliente at the Caliente Fire Hall.

Rick Lattin’s family has been farming the Lahontan Valley for five generations on a 400 acre certified organic farm which has grown from alfalfa and small grains to a local destination spot complete with organic produce, the first corn maze in the West, and shelves with homemade jams, breads, and canned goods.

They bring local produce to northern Nevada through famer’s markets, their produce stand and online store, and through the Great Basin Basket Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). They are known for their Heart of Gold Cantaloupe, Corn Maze and Farm Festival and their stated hope is “that by opening our farm gate, visitors of Lattin Farms will reconnect with the earth, learn a little about the importance of agriculture and how their food is grown.

Our most important goal is for you to have some fun with your loved ones.” Complete information is available on their website: http://www.lattinfarms.com/

Rick Lattin will bring this wealth of experience and ideas to Lincoln County to share at the CD Workshop Nov. 12 in Caliente. He will share photos and speak on how agri-tourism works, his hoop houses, processing plant and markets, production issues he has experienced, and what has worked and what did not work for him. One of his strengths is to pick apart an enterprise to see where money is being made and where it is not. County Extension Educator Holly Gatzke says, “Rick has done it all and is excited to share what he has learned. He is an engaging speaker and open to questions.”

The Conservation District hopes the Workshop series will provide education and a chance for those interested in agriculture and natural resources in Lincoln County to mingle and exchange ideas. Conservation Districts Supervisors are locally elected and work to get incentive-based conservation on the ground in their local areas.

Please join us at the Caliente Volunteer Fire Department Hall next to the Rainbow Canyon Motel on US 93 in Caliente to hear Rick Lattin share his experience on Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

Parking is easier on the A Street side of the Fire Hall.