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Jun
22
Sat
Marketing 101 & Website Design @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jun 22 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Marketing 101 & Website Design @ Mesquite Field Farm

Join Mesquite Field Farm’s Doug and Melissa Havemann for a farm and ranch Marketing 101 workshop.  With backgrounds in marketing and advertisement, Doug and Melissa have developed successful marketing plans for farm events, farm product sales, and for telling their farm story.

Topics covered will include

  • Product
  • Pricing
  • Place
  • Promotion
  • Web for business
  • E-Commerce
  • Social Media
  • Digital Marketing

Web Design 1-on-1 

There will be a Web Design 1-on-1 workshop on June 23, 2019 that focuses on building a website for your farm.  This web design 1-on-1 workshop is only available to Military Veterans enrolled in the Battleground to Breaking Ground Program. There are only 5 spaces open for this workshop. If you meet the criteria for the second day and you would like to purchase a ticket, please send an email to doug@mesquitefieldfarm.com requesting one of the 5 tickets available for the 23rd. After your status in the Battleground to Breaking Ground program is validated, you will be sent a second link to register and pay for the Web Design 101 time-slot.

Jun
26
Wed
Pasture Management Workshop @ Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pasture Management Workshop @ Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building

Pasture Management Workshop

Learn about soil and forage health to improve your little piece of heaven on earth.  Join us for classroom and field training on range condition assessment for production goals, basic soil science, rotational grazing, use of the latest technology for analysis and management, and USDA EQIP programs to help meet your goals.

When: June 26, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building 1739 N. HWY 281 Lampasas, TX 76550

Pasture Management Workshop Flyer 06.26.19

Register HERE by June 24

 

Jun
28
Fri
Sheep 101 Workshop @ Guadalupe County Extension Office
Jun 28 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sheep 101 Workshop @ Guadalupe County Extension Office

Join us for a FREE sheep production workshop and demonstration.

Members of the BattleGround to Breaking Ground program will be presenting on basics of sheep production along with a live demonstration.

Topics included:

  • Breed Knowledge
  • Predator & Predation
  • Pasture Management
  • Nutrition
  • Shearing & Wool Marketing

Our demonstration portion will include basic handling, drenching, ear tagging, vaccinating, hoof trimming.

 

REGISTRATION WILL BE CAPPED AT 30 PARTICIPANTS.

Cost: FREE which includes food and drinks. Register before 21 June 2019 to lock in your meals. Late registration accepted omitting meals.

 

All registered participants in attendance will be entered for a drawing for a sheep/goat milking stanchion/working stand to be given away at the end of the event.

 

Come out and support the Battle Ground to Breaking Ground program, an amazing program helping Veterans become Farmers and enlarge your network of fellow producers.

Please wear appropriate clothing including sturdy closed toe shoes and come prepared to get dirty, learn, and have fun!

Sheep 101 Workshop Flyer 6.28.19

Register HERE

Jun
29
Sat
FREE Agriculture Business Workshop @ Guadalupe County Extension Office
Jun 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
FREE Agriculture Business Workshop @ Guadalupe County Extension Office

Join us for a FREE agriculture business workshop in Seguin, Texas.  This workshop is a one-day workshop designed for military veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, individuals with disabilities, 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 ​

This workshop is made possible by a sponsorship from Farm Credit Bank of Texas

Register HERE

Jul
1
Mon
Beef Cattle 101 @ F.E.A.T. Farm
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Beef Cattle 101 @ F.E.A.T. Farm

As land and feed prices rise, it is more important than ever for beef cattle producers to strive to raise beef in a sustainable way. Come to the Farmer Education & Training Center to learn about beef cattle nutrition, herd health management, vaccinations, low-stress cattle handling & more from experienced grass-fed beef cattle producers. You will take part in handling cattle, vaccinations, record keeping, & more.

We will be on a working ranch so boots and long pants are required. Long sleeve shirt, hats, sunscreen, bug spray, & folding/camping type chairs are suggested. Growin on Faith Farm will provide workshop materials, light breakfast foods/snacks, water, & Gatorade. You will be responsible to bring your lunch or get lunch and bring other drinks if you like.

Cost is $20 per participant. The workshop starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m.

Register HERE by June 26, 2019

Jul
19
Fri
Farm/Ranch Business Planing & Financial Funding Workshop @ Flatt Community Center
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Farm/Ranch Business Planing & Financial Funding Workshop @ Flatt Community Center

Join Growin’ On Faith Farm for a Farm/Ranch Business Planning & Financial Funding Workshop.  Learn the basics of business planning and financial funding and draft parts of a business plan!

Topics Covered:

  • What is included in a business plan
  • Using your plan to apply for funding
  • Values, Mission, Vision
  • Creating Operations, Marketing, and Financial Plans
  • Funding resources: grants, USDA, etc.
  • Selecting funding sources for your farm
  • Marketing basics
  • Financial planning basics
  • Record keeping basics
  • and much more!

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $35

Minimum # of participants: 20

Farm Ranch Business Planning Financial Funding Flyer

Register here by July 14, 2019

 

Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans – Weslaco @ Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco
Jul 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans - Weslaco @ Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco

Are you a military veteran who is farming? What better way to continue your service to our nation than providing high quality food to your community.

Join us for a 1-day hands-on training to learn the rules, regulations, and safe practices for produce. These regulations can be overwhelming to find, learn, and put into practice. This training will break them down and teach producers how to implement produce safety into their operation.

  • Registration is FREE
  • Open to military veterans
  • Receive a complimentary tool kit (digital food thermometer included)
  • Learn about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Participate in a mock farmers market booth inspection
  • Network with other veterans
  • Lunch is included

Register HERE by July 12, 2019

Aug
2
Fri
Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans – Dallas @ Dallas County Road and Bridge #1
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans - Dallas @ Dallas County Road and Bridge #1

Are you a military veteran who is farming? What better way to continue your service to our nation than providing high quality food to your community.

Join us for a 1-day hands-on training to learn the rules, regulations, and safe practices for produce. These regulations can be overwhelming to find, learn, and put into practice. This training will break them down and teach producers how to implement produce safety into their operation.

  • Registration is FREE
  • Open to military veterans
  • Receive a complimentary tool kit (digital food thermometer included)
  • Learn about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Participate in a mock farmers market booth inspection
  • Network with other veterans
  • Lunch is included

Register HERE by July 26, 2019

Farm Tour – F.A.R.M. @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm Park
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Farm Tour - F.A.R.M. @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm Park

Join us for a FREE farm tour of Farmers Assisting Returning Military (F.A.R.M.) Urban Farm Park in Dallas, Texas

F.A.R.M. is a local farm established by veterans for veterans.  They produce specialty crops and .  We will tour the farm and discuss:

  • Agri-Tourism (hosting community events & farm tours)
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Determining your Niche
  • Specialty Crop Production
  • Urban Farming
  • Veteran Programs
  • and much more!

Register HERE!

Aug
3
Sat
FREE Agriculture Business Workshop – Dallas County @ Dallas County Road & Bridge #1 (Training Center)
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
FREE Agriculture Business Workshop - Dallas County @ Dallas County Road & Bridge #1 (Training Center)

Join us for a FREE agriculture business workshop in Dallas County (Garland), Texas.  This workshop is a one-day workshop designed for military veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, individuals with disabilities, 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 ​

This workshop is made possible by a sponsorship from Farm Credit Bank of Texas

Register HERE


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