Carson High agriculture class presents to Nevada Legislature |

Carson High agriculture class presents to Nevada Legislature

Nevada Appeal staff report

Nevada legislators took decorative bouquets to their offices and waiting rooms Tuesday morning, thanks to Carson High School's agriculture class.

But the purpose goes beyond the kind gesture, as a way to support and spread awareness about Northern Nevada's cultivation.

"It's important for our students to get involved educating the public on local agriculture," said CHS agriculture science teacher Charlie Mann. "It's not just the farmers in the industry. There are researchers out on fields investigating the best way to conserve water and other resources."

In honor of Agriculture Day at the Legislature, students designed 25 centerpieces and displayed them in booths outside. Mann said the Nevada Department of Agriculture asked the class to present the project at the Legislature.

"This class wants to be the voice for agriculture to the community," Mann said. "We want the representatives to see different aspects of agriculture in Nevada, including what we have in Carson City."

Mann said to promote agriculture to legislators is also important as the environment is different compared to the Mojave desert.

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"We have snowpack on the mountains until summer," he said. "We have water resources for native animals and techniques for wildfire prevention. We have something to rely on with the use of the land. It's how we use everything in our day-to-day lives."

In the CHS floral program, students design and arrange bouquets for proms, birthdays, funerals, weddings, and other special events.