Cooperative extension office to host closed circuit TV program on Y2K for small business, ranchers
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will serve as a host site in a nationwide live discussion via closed circuit television satellite of Y2K questions related to small businesses, ranches, farms and families. Attendance at the session is open to the public.
The event will be held tomorrow, Nov. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Office in Gardnerville, 1329 Waterloo Lane, across from Lampe Park.
A national team of experts will field questions from viewers during the broadcast, and phone numbers will be posted on the screen. While most big businesses have been able to hire consultants to assist them with Y2K issues, many small businesses, ranches and families in Nevada are still seeking guidance and support to help them prepare for Y2K.
The session is being provided free of charge as a community service by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and other partners in the project, including the USDA, U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Iowa State Extension Service.
For those unable to attend the session or those needing additional information, University of Nevada Cooperation Extension will also provide a free series of research-based fact sheets relating to Y2K information, planning and compliance. The set of publications includes:
n Y2K – What Is It?
n Plan for Y2K.
n Computer Software: Y2K Problems and Compliance.
n Test Computer Hardware for Y2K Compliance.
n Embedded Systems and Y2K.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will mail the set of fact sheets and other Y2K tools free of charge to those who are unable to pick up the materials from an extension office, or the Y2K fact sheets can be accessed at the Cooperative Extension Web site at http://www.nce.unr.edu/extension/pub.html. For more information, call (775) 784-4848.