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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

Jul
19
Fri
Farm/Ranch Business Planing & Financial Funding Workshop @ Flatt Community Center
Jul 19 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Farm/Ranch Business Planing & Financial Funding Workshop @ Flatt Community Center

Join Growin’ On Faith Farm for a Farm/Ranch Business Planning & Financial Funding Workshop.  Learn the basics of business planning and financial funding and draft parts of a business plan!

Topics Covered:

  • What is included in a business plan
  • Using your plan to apply for funding
  • Values, Mission, Vision
  • Creating Operations, Marketing, and Financial Plans
  • Funding resources: grants, USDA, etc.
  • Selecting funding sources for your farm
  • Marketing basics
  • Financial planning basics
  • Record keeping basics
  • and much more!

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $35

Minimum # of participants: 20

Farm Ranch Business Planning Financial Funding Flyer

Register here by July 14, 2019

 

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

 

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