It Was Nevada

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About the Author

Dr. Lesperance worked for the University of Nevada for 25 years. During that period he taught numerous undergraduate and graduate classes. He published over 160 scientific and popular publications, served on countless committees at both Nevada and nationally. He directed well over thirty successful graduate programs. In his later years he developed the Gund Research and Demonstration Ranch, located in central Nevada. He retired from the University in 1995 with the highest possible academic standing, being named Emeritus Professor of Animal and Range Science. During his academic career he also served as Adjunct Professor, University of California, Davis, and Visiting Professor, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Since leaving the University, Lesperance and his wife, Nancy, have owned and operated a successful business in Elko Nevada, dealing in agriculture and hard rock reclamation for the Nevada Mining industry. Lesperance also served as a County Commissioner for Elko County and assumed a three year term Director of the Nevada Department of Agriculture. IN 1997, the Lesperance's purchased a small ranch in Paradise Valley located in northern Humboldt County. He is considered an expert in the production of native grass, utilizing nothing but snow melt water and nitrogen from the occasional thunderstorm.