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Jun
23
Sat
Farm Hacks- Building Cold Storage Hands On Workshop @ F.A.R.M.
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Farm Hacks- Building Cold Storage Hands On Workshop @ F.A.R.M. | Dallas | Texas | United States

Packaging and cold storage is crucial for growing produce. Most farmers never have enough space. This class will show you hot to build a cool bot in any structure.

Skills Taught:

  • Inventory tools, equipment & supplies
  • Acquire necessary tools, equipment & supplies (e.g. purchase,
    borrow, rent)
  • Establish parts & supplies inventories (including scrap pile)
  • Build/ install infrastructure
  • Prepare annual crop production plan (e.g. planting schedule,
    crop rotation, soil fertility, application of inputs, harvest dates,
    production goals)

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Jun
24
Sun
Farm Hacks- Life Extension of Harvested Crops @ F.A.R.M.
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

How to prolong your produce in cold storage.

FARM has experimented with many different techniques to promote the longevity of the produce grown and has nailed it down. In this class, we will share our techniques.

  • Prepare soil (e.g. greenhouse or field, tillage or no-till, beds or rows)
  • Care for growing plants (e.g. transplant, mulch, prune, trellis, cover, stake)
  • Fertilize crops (e.g. foliar, side-dress)
  • Cultivate soil
  • Harvest crops
  • Perform post-harvest handling & processing (e.g. wash, trim, pack, cool, store)
  • Keep good records (e.g. planting & harvest dates, inputs, yields, crop health, field plan “actuals”, sales)
  • Distribute farm products (e.g. deliver, ship)
  • Keep good records (e.g. planting & harvest dates, inputs, yields, crop health, field plan “actuals”, sales)

REGISTER HERE

Jul
14
Sat
Farm Hacks- Worms @ F.A.R.M.
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Farm Hacks- Worms @ F.A.R.M. | Dallas | Texas | United States

This course will be all worms! Learn how worms can determine your soil health and how to cultivate them. We will also be demonstrating how to build and easy worm bin with minimum inputs.

Instructors: F.A.R.M. & Texas Worm Ranch

Skills Taught

  • Build/ install infrastructure
  • Build soil health & productivity (e.g., make compost, plant and manage cover and catch drops, integrate crop and livestock production, install crop rotations, add organic amendments if and as required)
  • Monitor ecological impact of all production activities
  • Implement conservation practices & measures (e.g., buffer strips, water quality management projects, wildlife habitat improvement, strip cropping)
  • Cultivate soil
Jul
15
Sun
FARM Hacks- Compost Tea @ F.A.R.M.
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
FARM Hacks- Compost Tea @ F.A.R.M. | Dallas | Texas | United States

Now that you have multiplied your worm collection, use the castings for compost tea. Learn the benefits of compost tea by improving crop growth, nutrient retention and availability of soil and all around stronger soil structures with compost tea.Following discussion, we will demonstrate how to build a compost tea brew

Instructors: FARM and Texas Worm Ranch

Skills Taught:

  • Build/ install infrastructure
  • Build soil health & productivity (e.g., make compost, plant and manage cover and catch drops, integrate crop and livestock production, install crop rotations, add organic amendments if and as required)
  • Manage crop residues & other farm by-products (e.g. compost)
  • Fertilize crops (e.g. foliar, side-dress)
  • Care for growing plants (e.g. transplant, mulch, prune, trellis, cover, stake)

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