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

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

Jul
19
Fri
Farm/Ranch Business Planing & Financial Funding Workshop @ Flatt Community Center
Jul 19 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 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

 

Jul
20
Sat
High Tunnel Workshop @ ARTillery Avenue Farm
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
High Tunnel Workshop @ ARTillery Avenue Farm

Come join us at ARTillery Avenue Farm as we help Farmer Rachel assemble her high tunnel. Not only will you get hands-on experience, you will learn about participating in the NRCS EQIP high tunnel program, selecting the site for your high tunnel, considerations in purchasing a high tunnel, and what grows well in the tunnel.

Lunch is included, but feel free to bring any other snacks you might need. Please bring a water bottle and wear weather-appropriate clothing.

Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the GROW North Texas Farm Allies program that provides technical assistance to farmers. 

ARTillery Avenue Farm is owned and operated by Rachel Mims, a military veteran who understands the need for nature and art therapy for her fellow veterans. She has combined both of these in ARTillery Avenue Farm. 

GROW North Texas is a nonprofit organization based in Dallas that works to connect North Texans to food, farms, and community to create a sustainable, secure regional food system that enriches the land, encourages economic opportunity through food and agriculture, and provides equitable access to healthy, nutritious food for all residents. 

Register here

Urban Composting 101 @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm Park
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Urban Composting 101 @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm Park

Want to recycle your food and yard waste at home, but don’t know how to get started? Join the Turn Team for a free class covering the basics of composting in an urban environment. Taught by Turn founder, Lauren Clarke, you will learn

  • why composting is important
  • how composting works
  • various methodologies for DIY in your urban home space.

The class is free, but donations are accepted here

Register HERE

Jul
27
Sat
Sheep 101 – Free Workshop and Demonstration
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sheep 101 - Free Workshop and Demonstration

In partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, we will demonstrating and discussing proper care and maintenance of your sheep including

  • Applying ID tags
  • Medication/Vaccination
  • Castration
  • Record Keeping
  • Handling/Moving
  • Hoof care
  • Nutrition
  • Behavioral knowledge & selection
  • Breed knowledge & selection
  • Options for predator control

Whether you are just starting or have been in the game for a while, this class is open to everyone!

What to bring- Gloves, hat, sunscreen, water, boots. Lunch will be provided.

Register HERE by July 23

Aug
24
Sat
Hands-On High Tunnel Part 2 @ ARTillery Avenue Farm
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hands-On High Tunnel Part 2 @ ARTillery Avenue Farm

Join Grow North Texas at ARTillary Avenue Farm in Hillsboro, TX to learn about season extension techniques, hear from other farmers actively utilizing season extension methods, participate in farmer/provider discussions, and have the opportunity to assist with completion of a 30×96 Zimmerman Gothic Arched high tunnel. This workshop will also address creating a plan for sustainable on-farm enterprises through goal setting conversations and identifying resources that assist with whole farm planning and sustainability (financial and farmer).

Lunch is included, but feel free to bring any other snacks you might need. Please bring a water bottle and wear weather-appropriate clothing.

Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the GROW North Texas Farm Allies program that provides technical assistance to farmers. 

ARTillery Avenue Farm is owned and operated by Rachel Mims, a military veteran who understands the need for nature and art therapy for her fellow veterans. She has combined both of these in ARTillery Avenue Farm. 

GROW North Texas is a nonprofit organization based in Dallas that works to connect North Texans to food, farms, and community to create a sustainable, secure regional food system that enriches the land, encourages economic opportunity through food and agriculture, and provides equitable access to healthy, nutritious food for all residents. 

This workshop is made possible by funding from the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement and Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE).

Sep
28
Sat
Soil Health 101 @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Soil Health 101 @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm

Understanding soil health is understanding the basics of organics.

In this hands on workshop, Co-Founder James Jeffers, will discuss

  • understanding the basics of soil health
  • organic matter management
  • compost and plant based teas
  • how to scout for diseases and pests
  • weed management
  • beneficial insects that help protect your crops.

Be prepared to get your hands dirty and bring your gloves.

This class is great opportunity for both beginner and seasoned growers!

For an accurate participant count and so we are better prepared, please be sure to register for the class.

After class, stay and have lunch with us that will be provided by Sheep Dog Assistance.

Register HERE by September 20

Nov
2
Sat
Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop @ HOPE Farms
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop @ HOPE Farms

The class will be 2 hours of classroom time and 1 hour of outdoor hive inspections (of live beehives). Some protective suits will be available. If you have your own suit, please bring it with you.

Space limited to 10. Veterans (and their families) have priority.

Veterans and their immediate families can attend for FREE.

Non-veteran/veteran family participant cost: $100 (bring cash or check to event)

Not recommended for young children.

ALL must pre-register here by October 31

Dec
6
Fri
Agriculture Business Workshop @ Bell County Extension Office
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Description

Join us for an agriculture business workshop in Bell County (Belton) 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 Operation

Cost of Workshop: $25 which includes breakfast, lunch, and workshop materials

Please make sure to wear something comfortable (with closed toe shoes) and warm as we will have some hands-on demonstrations outside in the afternoon.

View the Workshop Flyer

Click HERE to register and pay

Dec
7
Sat
Cattle AI Workshop @ F.E.A.T. Farm
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Description

Join us for a cattle AI workshop in Coryell County (Flat), Texas. This workshop is a one-day workshop designed to provide information about the AI process for cattle and is open to all producers.

Workshop sessions will include:

  • Chute Side Manners (Basic Handling from moving cattle to basic skills like palpation, blood draw, with live AI demonstration) – Presented by Bell County Extension Agent Lyle Zoeller
  • Cattle Nutrition (Maintenance, Breeding, Lactating) – Presented by Purina Nutritionist Jennifer Ramthun
  • Understanding EPD’s

Workshop cost is $25 which includes breakfast, lunch, and drinks.

Please make sure to wear something comfortable (with closed toe shoes) and warm as we will have a couple of Hands On Learning events outdoors in the morning before moving to our afternoon classroom portion.

View Cattle AI Workshop Flyer here

Register here by December 2

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