Schroeder Law Offices (“SLO”) represents a wide variety of water users ranging from municipal to agricultural to domestic. On August 12, 2017, the Portland and Reno teams took an educational field trip to learn more about some of the industries that it supports in Northern Nevada.
The first half of the field trip included touring Western Nevada Cattle Feeders facilities in Fernley, NV, participating in an informational and educational discussion with feedlot owner Dave Stix about his cattle business as well as the cattle industry as a whole. Following the feed lot tour, the SLO team was able to tour two sale yards in Fallon, NV. The first sale yard, Fallon Livestock LLC, was not holding a sale which provided us the opportunity to walk through the entire facility and learn how cattle are bought and sold. The second sale yard, Nevada Livestock Market, was holding a special sale which provided the Schroeder Law team with a view the fast pace of a live auction.
The second half of the field trip included a tour of irrigated, farm land in Fallon, NV as well as learning about the sources and process of water delivery for the farmers of the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District with our tour guide and expert for the day, Norm Frey of Frey Ranches in Fallon, NV. This provided the Schroeder Law team the opportunity to learn about the Newlands project and gain a better understanding of farming and the specific irrigation systems in Northern Nevada. Education included identifying crops as well as learning more about how the science of farming in Northern Nevada including the tremendous strides made with the use of technology.
By taking field trips and learning about the businesses, industries and geographic regions that our clients reside in, our team’s goal is to be better prepared to understand the issues of our clients and to represent their interests.