• Dates have been set for the 2017 event. We are moving the event to late January and it will be from January 26-29, 2017

    To receive notice when 2017 Eagles & Ag reservations are available,
    please send us a note by clicking here.

  • Van Alyne Sweeps Photo Contest

    Minden resident Roger Van Alyne took both awards in the 2016 Eagles & Ag Photo contest. Van Alyne's image of a Genoa Cattle Drive took the prize for Best Wildlife/Agriculture and his shot of a Bald Eagle Lunching got the nod for Best Birding.

    Images were eligible for consideration if they were taken in Carson Valley between the end of the 2015 Eagles & Ag event and the end of the 2016 event. The winners are chosen by the Eagles & Ag Steering Committee.

    Van Alyne will receive a check for $250 ($125 for each category) from Eagles & Ag. The cash prize is made possible by a donation from Legacy Land & Water. The winning images and the other submissions are below.

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  • 2016 Photo Contest Entries

  • 2016 Event Is In the Books

    Once again, the Chamber acted as the host organization of the 14th Annual Eagles & Agriculture highlighting the contributions of the ranching community to wildlife and the community. All of the events, the opening reception on Thursday night, Friday night’s Falconers Dinner, the Ranch & Eagle tours on Saturday and Sunday, the Photographer’s Workshop on Saturday and Sunday and the tours from Birding Under Nevada Skies throughout the event, were well attended and well received.

    This event provides an incredible opportunity to showcase the beauty of Carson Valley and the many attributes of the community to hundreds who attend. Our thanks to all who helped make the event possible; our major partners at the Cooperative Extension, Host property Carson Valley Inn, event venues the Douglas County Community & Senior Center and Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Birding Under Nevada Skies, John Humphrey’s Outdoor Photography, Amador Stagelines, Legacy Land & Water, the Carson Valley Photo Club, Lahontan Audubon Society, and the Carson Valley Visitors Authority.

    We were fortunate enough to hear from Stephen Fulstone of the Fulstone Family Ranch on Friday evening and to welcome falconers Lew Sauder, Ryan Moglich and Lindsay Benger at the Falconers Dinner. Of course, the highlight of that event was the appearance of Jim and Kathleen Tigan of Raptor Adventures with ‘Weezie’, their Eurasian Eagle Owl.

    We also thank the ranches that opened their gates to our visitors throughout the event; Senator James Settelmeyer and the Settelmeyer Ranch, Duane Petite and his team (including his stellar grounds crew from Starbucks Roasting Plant)  at The Nature Conservancy’s River Fork Ranch, JB Lekumberry and Ranch One, Nick Uhart  and the Uhart Ranch, Jon Park and Park Cattle, Rene Mack and Brian Parks at Mack Land and Cattle, Barbara Byington at Galeppi Ranch, Mark Jensen and his team at Dangberg Home Ranch, Ed and Linda Kleiner at Comstock Seed, Woody Worthington at Bentley Ranch, Dr. Herbig and Tami Force at the Herbig Ranch, and the whole family at Stodieck Ranch.

    Special plaudits go to the Chamber Ambassadors; Gary Dove, Ted Thran, Sheila Byington, Jacie Peters, Kathi Rittenhouse, Carrie Nicolaisen, Deb Posnien and Jeri Johnson, who began working Thursday afternoon and didn’t quit until midday Sunday to make it all run smoothly.

    Thanks to the members of our Steering Committee who haven’t already been mentioned; Chairman Steve Lewis of the Cooperative Extension, raffle coordinators extraordinaire Chic and Sue Moxley, Dan Kaffer, Debra Lang, Mike Olson, Craig Witt and Air Traffic Controller Paul Pugsley and to the organizations that exhibited and those that donated prizes to our raffles. It takes a bunch of people working to make this event possible and it takes a bunch of people working together to make this event run so smoothly. We get to do it again in 2017!

  • 2015 Eagles & Agriculture Photo Winners Announced

    Two local photographers were chosen by the Eagles & Agriculture Steering Committee as the winners of this year's Photo Contest. Kathy Port's image of a stareoff between a calf and an eagle won Best Eagle image and Nancy Hulsey's portait of an owl won for Best Wildife/Agriculture.

    Each will receive the admiration of their peers and a check for $125.

    The Winning Photos are below and all the contest submissions are in the Gallery at the bottom of the page.

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