About 1 in 5 farmers, ranchers, and agriculture workers suffer from a disabling condition. This session will explore services provided by the Texas AgrAbility program to assist farmers and ranchers with disabilities and chronic health conditions.
Session topics include:
- Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation
- Utilizing Vocational Rehabilitation for agriculture operations
- Funding for agriculture assistive technology
- Texas AgrAbility services
About 1 in 5 farmers, ranchers, and agriculture workers suffer from a disabling condition. This session will highlight the new peer group that will facilitate the sharing of resources and experiences between for farmers and ranchers with disabilities.
Session topics include:
- What is a peer group?
- Benefits to peer group participation
- Peer group launching for farmers and ranchers with disabilities
Farming and ranching ranks among the most stressful occupations, with suicide rates nearly twice as high as the national average. The AgriStress Helpline is a new resource for farmers and ranchers in mental health crisis. Join us to learn more about the helpline and how it supports farmers and ranchers.
AgriStress Helpline Lunch & Learn Flyer
● Brush Management using Mechanical Means
● Creating a Healthier Pasture/Grazing Plan Techniques
● Stocking Rate
● Equipment and Tool Overview
● Expert Speaker from Lampasas NRCS
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Join us for a Square Foot Gardening Class presented by Veteran’s from the Battleground to Breaking Ground Program and Certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor Lois Mauk on April 22nd from 9-11:30AM! Reservations are online only and limited to 25 participants.
When all of your perfect produce has been sold, what do you do with the rest? Or do you just have an abundance of produce from your garden this year?
How about creating Value Added Products and generate more revenue!!
In Texas, the Cottage Food Law allows individuals to create canned goods for sale up to $50k without the use of a commercial kitchen. This could be a new revenue stream for you!!
- Cottage Food Law Requirements
- Food Safety
- Canning Safety
- Jam Making
Cost is $30: this includes a handy reference handout, lunch AND students will get to take home some of the finished product!!!
Virtual 1.5 hour QPR training exploring
- How the unique challenges farmers face can lead to stress, depression, and suicide.
- Examples of how to implement each QPR component.
- Strategies for helping someone at risk of suicide.
Looking to learn how to build your own hydroponic system? Not sure what kind of hydroponic system is right for you? Unsure of how to clean and maintain a hydroponic system? Plan to attend this workshop and add new tools to your knowledge base and perhaps a new skill. Added Bonus: 2 Door Prizes to be given away at the end of the workshop. Door prizes are 1 DIY Dutch Bucket System and 1 DIY Deep Water Culture System.
The Intro to Hydroponics workshop was put together by a group of participants currently going through the Battleground to Breaking Ground program as part of their Agritourism Team Project (Team Hydrophobics). The participants worked together to decide what type of workshop they wanted to host and then set about putting together the classes and reaching out to bring in a guest speaker. Hay Ewe Ranch has been mentoring the participants through the development and execution of the workshop.
Workshop sessions will include:
- Soil and Water Testing
- Obtaining Necessary Supplies and Inputs
- Planting Crops
- Options for Pest Control
- Planning Seeding Schedule
- Understanding Plant Media
- Germination Techniques
- System Maintenance
Hands On Skills will include:
- Building a DIY System
- System Maintenance
- Mixing Sytem Nutrients
Workshop cost is $35 + taxes/fees which includes breakfast, lunch, and drinks. Please make sure to wear something comfortable (with long pants and closed toed shoes) as we will be outdoors on a working ranch. Recommended to bring bug spray, sunscreen, hat, gloves, and sunglasses (eye protection). Please keep an eye on the weather report and dress accordingly. For those with known allergies to bugs, insects, bees, etc. be sure to bring your epi-pen and/or benadryl. If you are unsure of allergy status, it is recommended to bring benadryl.
About 1 in 5 farmers, ranchers, and agriculture workers suffer from a disabling condition. Farm and ranch assessments provide solutions to keep farmers in their chosen occupation after acquiring a disability or chronic health condition. Whether you are a beginning farmer or life-long ag producer, farm assessments can be a helpful tool to keeping you in the driver’s seat of your operation.
During this webinar you will:
- Identify services available through Texas AgrAbility for farmers and ranchers with disabilities
- Analyze which individuals may be a good fit for a farm or ranch assessment
- Explore the process of conducting and agricultural worksite assessment
- Review assistive technology recommendation examples from a farm or ranch assessment