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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

Sep
8
Sat
Sheep & Goat Workshop @ World Hunger Relief
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sheep & Goat Workshop @ World Hunger Relief | Waco | Texas | United States

Hands-on learning opportunity to learn basic sheep/goat management skills. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills the following sheep/goat management techniques:

  • Applying ID Tags
  • Medication/Vaccinations
  • Castration
  • Record Keeping
  • Handling/Moving
  • Nutrition
  • Behavioral knowledge and selection
  • Breed knowledge and selection
  • Options for predator control
  • Hoof care

Details:
Date: September 8, 2018- Must register by September 5, 2018
Time 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Location: World Hunger relief 356 Spring Lake Rd., Waco, TX 76705
Cost: $30 per person
Limited to the first 25 participants
You will receive a confirmation of registration and a request for payment within 2 business days.

Oct
20
Sat
Pastured Poultry Processing Workshop @ Honey's Acres Farm
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pastured Poultry Processing Workshop @ Honey's Acres Farm | Cedar Hill | Texas | United States

Hands-on learning opportunity where participants will learn about the basics of pastured poultry care and how to process pastured poultry. This class was developed and will be taught by our BattleGround to Breaking Ground students. Other hands-on skills to be taught are:

  • Breed Knowledge, layers/broilers
  • Broiler Requirements
  • Meat Processing Options
  • Feed/nutrition requirements
  • Poultry Processing

Details:
Date: Saturday October 20, 2018 – Please register by October 13, 2018
Time 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Honey’s Acres-1350 Stoney Creek Drive, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Cost: $50 per person (Includes 1 chicken, ice, and package) Please bring your own cooler
Limited to the first 30 participants. Additional chickens available for $20 each.
You will receive a confirmation of registration and a request for payment within 2 business days.

Nov
2
Fri
Pastured Poultry Workshop @ World Hunger Relief
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pastured Poultry Workshop @ World Hunger Relief | Waco | Texas | United States

Hands-on learning opportunity where participants will learn about the basics of pastured poultry, how to care for the chickens, predator control, and how to build a mobile chicke coop.

  • Breed Knowledge, layers/broilers
  • Baby chick care
  • Layer management
  • Egg management
  • Feed/nutrition requirements
  • Shelters
  • Fencing options
  • Predators
  • Pasture rotation

Details:
Date: Friday, November 2, 2018 – Please register by October 30, 2018
Time 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Location: World Hunger relief 356 Spring Lake Rd., Waco, TX 76705
Cost: $25 per person
Limited to the first 25 participants
You will receive a confirmation of registration and a request for payment within 2 business days.

Dec
14
Fri
Pastured Pigs & Build a Farrowing House @ World Hunger Relief
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pastured Pigs & Build a Farrowing House @ World Hunger Relief | Waco | Texas | United States

Participants will learn the basics of pastured pig production, breeding/breeds, behavioral knowledge & control, shelter needs, feeding and nutrition, and predator control. Participants will also gain hands-on experience building a farrowing house.

Details:
Date: Friday, December 14
Time 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Location: World Hunger relief 356 Spring Lake Rd., Waco, TX 76705
Cost: $25 per person
Limited to the first 20 participants
You will receive a confirmation of registration and a request for payment within 2 business days.

REGISTER HERE

Mar
8
Wed
AgriStress Helpline – A Resource for Farmers & Ranchers
Mar 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
AgriStress Helpline - A Resource for Farmers & Ranchers

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

 

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