Calendar

May
4
Sat
Market Garden Planning @ Mesquite Field Farm
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Market Garden Planning @ Mesquite Field Farm

As we move toward the development of our market gardens to meet our customer needs it is important that we prepare our soil, prepare our planting spaces, plant the appropriate crops, plant companion crops to reduce insect stress and maximize our garden space for successive plantings and profit.

This class will provide a discussion of the benefits of cover crops, which crops to plant, when to plant them, and a planting demonstration.

Instructors:

  • Koen Stokes – Horticulturist, Veg’d Out Urban Farms
  • Doug Havemann, Army Veteran, Co-Owner, Mesquite Field Farm
  • Melissa Havemann, Co-Owner, Mesquite Field Farm

Skills Taught:

  • Farm tool safety
  • Crop planning
  • Seed supply calculations
  • Compost development
  • Soil amendment requirements
  • Farm implement usage (small scale planters)
  • Soil preparation
  • Planting bed preparation
  • Watering methods

REGISTER HERE

May
17
Fri
Farm Tour @ Langetree Retreat and Eco Center
May 17 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Farm Tour @ Langetree Retreat and Eco Center

Join us for a FREE farm tour of Langetree Retreat & Eco Center in Liberty, Texas.

Langetree Retreat & Eco Center is a local farm, education center, and agriculture tourism destination.  We will tour the farm and discuss:

  • Agri-Tourism (hosting community events & farm tours)
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Determining your Niche
  • Marketing
  • Insurance
  • Community Engagement

Register HERE by May 15

May
18
Sat
FREE Agriculture Business Workshop @ Jack Hartel Building
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
FREE Agriculture Business Workshop @ Jack Hartel Building

Join us for a FREE agriculture business workshop on May 18, 2019 in Liberty, Texas sponsored by Farm Credit Bank of Texas.

The Texas AgrAbility Project and Battleground to Breaking Ground will be hosting a  workshop provides education and resources for military veterans, individuals with disabilities and functional limitations, beginning farmers and ranchers, and those interested in starting agriculture operations.

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

Liberty Workshop & Farm Tour Flyer

Register HERE by May 15

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


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