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Jun
30
Sat
Battleground to Breaking Ground Ag Workshop @ William R. Sinkin Eco Centro
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Battleground to Breaking Ground Ag Workshop @ William R. Sinkin Eco Centro | San Antonio | Texas | United States

Join us for a FREE Agriculture Business Workshop on June 30 in San Antonio sponsored by Farm Credit of Texas & the Alamo Soil & Water Conservation District.

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

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).

Aug
11
Sat
F.A.R.M. Hacks – Market Gardening 1 @ F.A.R.M.
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
F.A.R.M. Hacks - Market Gardening 1 @ F.A.R.M. | Dallas | Texas | United States

This session you will learn how to know your markets and grow what they demand. Conduct market research, Building relationships with customers both wholesale and retail; promoting your farm and marketing plans

We will also be learning about implements for no till gardening. Participants will learn how to use a paper pot transplanter and seeder.

  • Sell farm products & services
  • Distribute farm products (e.g. deliver, ship)
  • Obtain customer feedback
  • Keep good records (e.g. customer comments, competition, price changes, sales, promotional activities)
  • Conduct market research (e.g. research industry, competition, markets/customers, production potential, marketing strategies)
  • Prepare marketing plan (e.g. pricing, marketing strategies, logo, product line, target customers, sales potential, promotion, product placement, labor needs, consumer trends, name, organic/”green” label options, potential for value-adding)
  • Research legal requirements (e.g. zoning, organizational structure, product handling, liability, tax abatement options, development rights)
  • Prepare annual/seasonal marketing plan (e.g. marketing strategies, sales outlets [on-farm, farmers’ markets, retail, wholesale], pricing, value adding).
  • Monitor market conditions (e.g. price, supply, competition, consumer trends)
  • Develop promotional materials
  • Promote farm products & services (e.g. advertise, participate in “buy local” or “green label” campaigns)
  • Obtain necessary supplies (e.g. scales, receipt books, cash box, packaging, labels)
  • Contact buyers (e.g. retail and/or wholesale)
  • Inventory tools, equipment & supplies
  • Acquire necessary tools, equipment & supplies (e.g. purchase, borrow, rent)
  • Monitor condition of tools & equipment
  • Maintain tools & equipment

REGISTER HERE BY AUGUST 7

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

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