College Station Battleground to Breaking Ground Ag Workshop

  • About:  The Texas AgrAbility Project and Battleground to Breaking Ground will be hosting an agriculture workshop for veterans, individuals with disabilities, beginning farmers and ranchers, and anyone interested in starting an agriculture 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: AGLS Building- Texas A&M University, 600 John Kimbrough Blvd. College Station, TX 77843
  • Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE (but should pre-register)

REGISTER HERE

Chicken Processing

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.

Pipe Fence Build Hands On Workshop

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

Pipe Fence Building Flyer- Download here

Register HERE

Rain Catchment Presentation and Hands On Field Day

This workshop will be rescheduled!

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

 

Corpus Christi Battleground to Breaking Ground Ag Workshop

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

Corpus Christi Battleground Workshop Flyer with Farm Tour

College Station Farm Tour

Join us for a farm tour and networking event highlighting Millican Reserve. Millican Reserve is a local organization that incorporates a local farm, CSA, agri-tourism and conservation into their operation. Come learn about their operation, how they grow their produce, how they started a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share, farmers market, and agri-tourism destination.

Appetizers and drinks will be provided

Location: Millican Reserve 4401 High Prairie Rd. College Station, TX 77845
Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: FREE (but should pre-register)

 

REGISTER HERE

The event is in partnership with Millican Reserve and Millican Alliance

Corpus Christi Farm Tour

Join us for a farm tour and networking event highlighting Terra Madre Farm and Agricultural Devolution. The farms are local organic farms that produce organic seasonal produce and specialty crops. They sell to the Corpus Christi farmers markets and are a member of Grow Local South Texas. Come learn about their operation, how they grow their produce, their experience with farmers markets, and personal experience being a farmer veteran and beginning farmer.
Appetizers and drinks will be provided

Location: 1307 Saratoga Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78417
Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: FREE (but should pre-register)

 

REGISTER HERE

The event is in partnership with Grow Local South Texas, Terra Madre Farm, and Agricultural Devolution.

 

 

 

 

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VegOut! Farms Farm Tour

Join us for a farm tour and networking event highlighting VegOut! Farms, a 21 acre farm in Pattison, Texas that produces organically and locally grown produce.  They utilize hydroponics, aquaponics, and traditional soil growing techniques to produce specialty vegetables and herbs.  VegOut! also sells to HEB and direct-to-consumer.  Come learn about their operation, how they grow their produce, how they run their operation, and ways to differentiate their farm.

Appetizers and drinks will be provided courtesy of Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension

REGISTER HERE

Prairie View Battleground to Breaking Ground Workshop and Farm Tour

Texas AgrAbility and the Battleground to Breaking Ground Project in partnership with Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension is hosting a farm tour and ag business workshop on October 20-21 in Prairie View, Texas.

October 20, 2017- FARM TOUR & NETWORKING EVENT

  • About:  Farm tour and networking event highlighting VegOut! Farms, a 21 acre farm in Pattison, Texas that produces organically and locally grown produce.  They utilize hydroponics, aquaponics, and traditional soil growing techniques to produce specialty vegetables and herbs.
  • Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • Location: VegOut! Farms 5648 Muske Lane, Pattison, TX 77423
  • Cost: FREE (food and drinks provided by Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension)

October 21, 2017- 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:
      • Agriculture business start-up
      • Business plan development
      • Possibilities for farming/ranching with a disability
      • Financial funding sources for farming/ranching, marketing
      • Resources to support agriculture business operations
  • Location: Carden Waller Extension Building, 250 E.M. Norris Street, Prairie View, TX 77446
  • Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Cost: FREE (Sponsored by Prairie View A&M Cooperative Extension)

REGISTER HERE 

Workshop Flyer: https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/f7d5c948-410d-44af-8328-4d4bd3e647b9

Disaster Assistance Seminar

Due to the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, we will be hosting a seminar to highlight programs and assistance for farmers and ranchers affected by disaster.

Join us to learn about the various disaster assistance programs available for farmers and ranchers.

  • Emergency Assistance for Livestock & Crop Related Expenses & Losses
  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • Disaster Relief Funds
  • Financial Assistance Programs to help with Farm and Land Damage
  • Programs to help with Crop Losses & Livestock Losses
  • Deadlines for applying for Disaster Assistance Programs
  • Restoration and Rehabilitation of Farm and Ranch Land

REGISTER HERE!

View the workshop flyer here


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