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Jun
29
Fri
Mesquite Field Farm – Farm Tour @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a farm tour of Mesquite Field Farm in Nixon, Texas.

We will be touring Mesquite Field Farm, a local farm that produces grass fed beef and specialty crops.

Doug Havemann, veteran owner operator, will be sharing his experience as a veteran farmer/rancher in Texas and the methods he utilizes to produce and sell his products.

Topics Covered:

  • Intensive Rotational Grazing
  • Benefits of Rotational Grazing
  • Direct-to-Consumer Marketing
  • Grazing Planning
  • Soil Health
  • Grass-Fed Beef Health

The workshop is currently full, and a waiting list has been started.

To add your name to the waiting list, email makenzie.mclaurin@ag.tamu.edu with your name, email, phone number, and which event you would like to attend (farm tour, workshop, both).

Mesquite Field Farm Farm Tour Flyer 06.29.18

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

Sep
14
Fri
Honey’s Acres Farm – Farm Tour @ Honey's Acres Farm
Sep 14 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Honey's Acres Farm - Farm Tour @ Honey's Acres Farm | Cedar Hill | Texas | United States

Join us for a farm tour of Honey’s Acres Farm in Cedar Hill, Texas.

We will be touring Honey’s Acres Farm, a local farm that produces grass-fed beef, laying hens, and value added products.

Carolyn White, owner operator, will be sharing her experience with farming in suburban Dallas and the methods they utilizes to produce and sell their products.

Topics Covered

  • Grass-Fed Beef
  • Laying Hens
  • Marketing
  • Value Added Products
  • Holistic Land Management

REGISTER HERE

Dec
1
Sat
BattleGround FREE Agriculture Workshop @ Williamson County EMS - North Training Room
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
BattleGround FREE Agriculture Workshop @ Williamson County EMS - North Training Room | Georgetown | Texas | United States

Join us for a FREE Agriculture Business Workshop on December 1 in Georgetown, Texas sponsored by Farm Credit Bank of Texas.

The Texas AgrAbility Project and Battleground to Breaking Ground will be hosting an agriculture workshop for veterans, individuals with disabilities, beginning farmers and ranchers, 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

REGISTER HERE

Aug
9
Fri
Agriculture Grants 101 @ Wallrath Extension Building
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Agriculture Grants 101 @ Wallrath Extension Building

Agriculture grant opportunities can help you grow your farm or ranch and increase it’s profitability. At this workshop you will learn about grant opportunities available to farmers & ranchers, as well as, gain experience and skills regarding reading requests for applications, determining what opportunities may be right for your operation, key components of grant proposals and tips for applying.

Cost: $25 per participant; Registration limited to 25 participants

Growin on Faith Farm will provide workshop materials, light breakfast foods/snacks, drinks, and a boxed lunch.

Register here by August 7, 2019

 

Aug
12
Thu
Agriculture Business Workshop @ Bell County AgriLife Extension Center
Aug 12 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Agriculture Business Workshop @ Bell County AgriLife Extension Center

Join us for an introductory agriculture business workshop in 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:

  • Ideas for starting rural & agriculture businesses
  • Agriculture business planning
  • Funding sources and opportunities
    • USDA
    • Texas Department of Agriculture
    • Farm Credit
    • Farmer Veteran Coalition
  • Veteran programs and resources
  • Possibilities for farming & ranching with a disability
  • Veteran farmer/rancher panel

Cost of Workshop: $25 which includes breakfast and lunch plus drinks.

Workshop Flyer – Belton 8.12.21

Registration is currently closed due to capacity restrictions.

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).

Oct
23
Sat
Beef Cattle 101 Fall 2021 Workshop @ Vitera Ranch
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – Oct 24 @ 4:00 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.

Nov
10
Wed
Promoting Independent Living in Rural Communities @ Online Webinar
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Promoting Independent Living in Rural Communities @ Online Webinar

Centers for Independent Living provide essential services for individuals with disabilities to promote independence in communities.  This is especially important in rural communities where other types of support services may be limited.

This free educational webinar will provide an overview of the Centers for Independent Living (CIL), eligibility criteria for utilizing CIL services, services provided, and ways to get involved with your local Center for Independent Living.

Presenter

Jackie Pacha, Executive Director for the Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living.

Mar
1
Wed
Texas AgrAbility Peer Group Meeting
Mar 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Texas AgrAbility Peer Group Meeting
This is the first meeting of the Texas AgrAbility Peer Group. We will use this platform to share information, resources, and connect with one another.
Attendees must register here
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