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Sep
18
Sat
Fall Cover Cropping Workshop @ Farmer Education & Training Farm
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm
Fall Cover Cropping Workshop @ Farmer Education & Training Farm

Join us for a Fall Cover Cropping 101 workshop in Gatesville (Coryell County), Texas. This workshop is a two-day workshop designed to provide information about fall cover crops and is open to all producers.

Workshop sessions will include:

  • Soil Testing
  • Basics of Cover Crops
  • Grasses, Legumes, Brassicas, and Broadleafs
  • Seed Selection
  • Tractor and Implement Safety

Hands On Skills will include:

  • Soil Testing
  • Seed Selection Exercise
  • No Till Drill Seeding
  • Broadcast Seeding

Workshop cost is $50 which includes breakfast, lunch, and drinks for both days.

Please make sure to wear something comfortable (with long pants and closed toe shoes) as we will be outdoors on a working farm. Recommended to bring bug spray, sunscreen, hat, gloves, and sunglasses (eye protection).

Sep
21
Tue
Assistive Technology for Farm Workers & their Employers @ Online Webinar
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Assistive Technology for Farm Workers & their Employers @ Online Webinar

Assistive technology can enable farm workers to continue their work on the farm while living with a disability or health condition. This webinar will explore options for assistive technology on the farm, common disabilities assistive technology can address, and preventing secondary injuries on the farm.

Presenter: Elizabeth Gandara-Castillo, Hispanic Farmworker Coordinator – Texas AgrAbility

Webinar Flyer 9.21.21

Oct
1
Fri
Beef Cattle 101 Fall 2021 Workshop @ Vitera Ranch
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – Oct 2 @ 4:30 pm
Beef Cattle 101 Fall 2021 Workshop @ Vitera Ranch

About the Event

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 ranch 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 with coffee, snacks, lunch sandwiches both days, water, & Gatorade. Bring other drinks if you like.

Oct
2
Sat
Hands On Workshop- Ranch Welding @ Crown D Ranch
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm
Hands On Workshop- Ranch Welding @ Crown D Ranch | Nixon | Texas | United States
This is a Hands On Learning class. You will be learning the basics of welding and cutting in the field.

About this event

Please wear appropriate attire for the weather predicted for that weekend. It is required that you wear close toed canvas or leather footwear (boots preferred). No shorts will be allowed. Your clothing should be made from durable materials, like wool, leather, or heavy tightly woven cotton. A fabric baseball cap should also be worn to protect the top of your head from sparks. We will provide welding hoods, welding gloves, welding blanket, and welding sleeves for your use while actively welding. If you have your own welding helmet, gloves, and /or jacket you may bring it with you.

Oct
4
Mon
BGBG Cohort 11 Applications Open!
Oct 4 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am

Application link will be available soon!

Oct
20
Wed
BGBG Cohort 11 Applicant Webinar
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://agrilife.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkfuysrj8iGN1f3NZWJxIiydvVaAfQutfD

Planning to apply to the BattleGround to Breaking Ground program? This webinar covers a lot of “how-tos” and best practices from selected applications in the past. This application round is expected to be very competitive so we highly suggest that you attend or watch the recording of the applicant webinar and make any necessary changes to your application before you submit it.
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