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Jul
14
Sat
F.A.R.M. Hacks – Everything Worms & Compost Tea @ Texas Worm Ranch
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
F.A.R.M. Hacks - Everything Worms & Compost Tea @ Texas Worm Ranch | Red Oak | Texas | United States

This course will be all worms! Learn how worms can determine your soil health and how to cultivate them. We will also be demonstrating how to build and easy worm bin with minimum inputs.

Instructors: F.A.R.M. & Texas Worm Ranch

Skills Taught

  • Build/ install infrastructure
  • Build soil health & productivity (e.g., make compost, plant and manage cover and catch drops, integrate crop and livestock production, install crop rotations, add organic amendments if and as required)
  • Monitor ecological impact of all production activities
  • Implement conservation practices & measures (e.g., buffer strips, water quality management projects, wildlife habitat improvement, strip cropping)
  • Cultivate soil

Now that you have multiplied your worm collection, use the castings for compost tea. Compost tea is a great way to love your plants naturally. Compost Tea is a Liquid Gold fertilizer for flowers, vegetables and houseplants. … Very simply, it is a liquid, nutritionally rich, well-balanced, organic supplement made by steeping aged compost in water.

Skills Taught:

  • Benefits of compost tea
  • How to improve crop growth with compost tea
  • Nutrient retention and availability of soil
  • Build stronger soil structures with compost tea

Following discussion, we will demonstrate how to build a compost tea brewer!

REGISTER HERE

Feb
2
Sat
Regenerative Pasture Management and Livestock Fodder Systems @ Mesquite Field Farm
Feb 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Regenerative Pasture Management and Livestock Fodder Systems @ Mesquite Field Farm

In order to improve our pastures and the quality of our livestock we need to understand alternative technologies that may reduce our spending thereby improving our bottom line.

Rotational grazing of livestock and poultry improve our soil while fodder systems offer an additional methodology to supplemental feed our livestock and poultry during times of decreased native forage or weather extremes.

In this day and age one method of retaining profits on the farm is to reduce expenses or cost avoidance. One of the large expenses on a farm is the cost of supplemental feed. Additionally, supplemental feeds such as cubes do not provide all of the nutrition we are looking to provide our animals. One method of reducing our supplemental feed costs is to produce fodder. Fodder in this case is sprouted grains. These grains when sprouted for 7 to 10 days are actually a grass and no longer a seed. This fodder produces a well rounded feed full of nutrients, micro-nutrients, and energy for our animals. This class will provide instruction on types of seed that can be sprouted, a small scale fodder system example, and a medium scale fodder system example. If you are a “do it yourself-er” and wish to grow your own feed then this class is for you.

Instructors:

  • Doug Havemann, Army Veteran, Co – Owner, Mesquite Field Farm

Skills Taught:

  • Basic construction
  • Basic fabrication
  • Farm tool safety
  • Build and install infrastructure
  • Material supply calculations
  • Infrastructure damage prevention
  • Farm safety
  • Farm infrastructure development planning
  • Crop planning
  • Supplemental Feed Nutrition

Click here to download the flyer – Regenerative Pasture Fodder HOL – MFF

REGISTER HERE

Jun
13
Thu
Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans – Nixon @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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 June 6, 2019

Jul
19
Fri
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

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

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

Aug
23
Fri
Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans – Rosenberg @ Fort Bend County AgriLife Extension Office
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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

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