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Jan
27
Sat
Rain Catchment Presentation and Hands On Field Day @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Rain Catchment Presentation and Hands On Field Day @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Participants will learn how to build a rain catchment barrel, install rain gutters on farm structure, and install downspouts to rain barrel. Engage in rain catchment options available in the marketplace from a rain catchment installation professional.

Teachers:

Doug Havemann, Army Veteran, Co – Owner, Mesquite Field Farm

Kathie Hitt, Owner, Rain Drop Rainwater Harevesting

Skills Taught:

  • Hand tool use and maintenance
  • Sourcing equipment
  • Other power equipment safety/emergency procedures
  • Routine maintenance
  • Determining equipment needs
  • Equipment repair
  • Understanding irrigation systems
  • Planning irrigation systems
  • Water source and quality
  • System maintenance
  • Winter preparation

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rain-catchment-installation-basics-tickets-42306458757

Download the event flyer HERE

Feb
17
Sat
Corpus Christi Battleground to Breaking Ground Ag Workshop @ Nueces County Building
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Corpus Christi Battleground to Breaking Ground Ag Workshop @ Nueces County Building | Robstown | Texas | United States

Texas AgrAbility and the Battleground to Breaking Ground Project is hosting an agriculture business workshop on February 17,2018 in Robstown, Texas.

February 17, 2018- WORKSHOP

  • About:  Ag Business Workshop for veterans, individuals with disabilities, beginning farmer/ranchers, and anyone interested in starting an ag business.
    • Workshop sessions will include:
      • Rural Business Ideas
      • Intro to Business Planning
      • Possibilities for farming/ranching with a disability
      • Financial funding sources for farming/ranching
      • Marketing Resources
      • Resources to support agriculture business operations
  • Location: Nueces County Building 701 E Main Ave. Robstown, Texas 78380
  • Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE

Register HERE

Feb
24
Sat
Pipe Fence Build Hands On Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pipe Fence Build Hands On Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Participants will learn the basic concepts of designing a pipe fence, arc welding, cutting torch, setting corner posts, setting line posts, cutting saddles, welding pipe rails, and building and installing a pipe gate

Skills Taught:

  • Basic Construction
  • Basic Fabrication
  • Farm Tool Safety
  • Build and Install Infrastructure
  • Material Supply Calculations
  • Infrastructure Damage Prevention
  • Farm Safety
  • Farm Infrastructure Development Planning

Teachers:

Doug Havemann, Army Veteran, Co – Owner, Mesquite Field Farm

Joe Medina, Navy Veteran, Retired Welder and Small Farm Owner

Mar
24
Sat
Chicken Processing @ Mesquite Field Farm
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chicken Processing @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Participants will learn how to slaughter and process broiler chickens by hand in small batches on the farm. Participants will also see and discuss mobile chicken coup options

Teachers:

Doug Havemann, Army Veteran, Co – Owner, Mesquite Field Farm

Kevin Ellis, NCAT, Poultry Specialist

Skills Taught:

  • How to harvest chicken
  • How to process chicken
  • Farm tool safety
  • Perform post harvest handling
  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Post harvest packaging
  • Federal and State regulation requirements for small farm processing
  • Discuss and see mobile chicken coups.

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