McCuinGEUREKA, Nev. – University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has selected Gary McCuin as Eureka County’s Extension Educator. He started his position on July 11, 2016. His focus will be on agriculture/natural resources and youth development programming.

In Eureka County, McCuin’s programs will focus on agriculture, natural resources and youth development.  Primary agricultural programming will focus on water supply and conservation, control of noxious weed and pests, alternative crops and/or alternative production and marketing of existing forage based crops; natural resource programming will focus on riparian and rangeland health/resiliency based upon sustainable use and continued access to federal lands for multiple use activities; and socioeconomic issues centered on community development, children, youth and families. Continuation of the 4H program and expansion of project opportunities for local youth, with the assistance of the current 4-H program coordinator, will be emphasized.

McCuin received both his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and his Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from University of Nevada, Reno.

McCuin is a native Nevadan, raised on Twin Springs and Currant Creek ranches. He and his wife live in Eureka and enjoy the rural lifestyle, people and countryside offered by the area.