Calendar

Aug
3
Sat
Beef Processing, Cut Lists, and Labels @ Mesquite Field Farm
Aug 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

It is always difficult for new livestock producers to understand all of the moving parts required to move their livestock from farm to table. This class provides a site visit to a USDA certified processing facility, cut list development, and labeling requirements for TDA and USDA.

Skills Taught:

  1. USDA Processing Facility Tour: How beef is processed
  2. Product label requirements and development
  3. How to develop a cut list for processing
  4. How to use customer input and marketing data to develop cut lists
  5. Beef cattle processing requirements
  6. How to develop relationships between you and your processor
  7. Product labels and marketing

Instructors:

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

Registration link coming soon.  Contact Doug Havemann for details.

Aug
15
Thu
FREE Agriculture Business Workshop – San Angelo @ Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a FREE agriculture business workshop in San Angelo, 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:

  • 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 ​

This workshop is made possible by a sponsorship from Farm Credit Bank of Texas and the generosity of Travis Whitney, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist.

San Angelo Ag Business Workshop Flyer 8.15.19

Register HERE by August 9

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

This Workshop has been Cancelled.  Subscribe to the email newsletter or this calendar for upcoming dates.

Nov
2
Sat
Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop @ HOPE Farms
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop @ HOPE Farms

The class will be 2 hours of classroom time and 1 hour of outdoor hive inspections (of live beehives). Some protective suits will be available. If you have your own suit, please bring it with you.

Space limited to 10. Veterans (and their families) have priority.

Veterans and their immediate families can attend for FREE.

Non-veteran/veteran family participant cost: $100 (bring cash or check to event)

Not recommended for young children.

ALL must pre-register here by October 31

Dec
6
Fri
Agriculture Business Workshop @ Bell County Extension Office
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Description

Join us for an agriculture business workshop in Bell County (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:

  • 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 Operation

Cost of Workshop: $25 which includes breakfast, lunch, and workshop materials

Please make sure to wear something comfortable (with closed toe shoes) and warm as we will have some hands-on demonstrations outside in the afternoon.

View the Workshop Flyer

Click HERE to register and pay

Dec
7
Sat
Cattle AI Workshop @ F.E.A.T. Farm
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Description

Join us for a cattle AI workshop in Coryell County (Flat), Texas. This workshop is a one-day workshop designed to provide information about the AI process for cattle and is open to all producers.

Workshop sessions will include:

  • Chute Side Manners (Basic Handling from moving cattle to basic skills like palpation, blood draw, with live AI demonstration) – Presented by Bell County Extension Agent Lyle Zoeller
  • Cattle Nutrition (Maintenance, Breeding, Lactating) – Presented by Purina Nutritionist Jennifer Ramthun
  • Understanding EPD’s

Workshop cost is $25 which includes breakfast, lunch, and drinks.

Please make sure to wear something comfortable (with closed toe shoes) and warm as we will have a couple of Hands On Learning events outdoors in the morning before moving to our afternoon classroom portion.

View Cattle AI Workshop Flyer here

Register here by December 2

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
2
Sat
Hands On Workshop- Ranch Welding @ Crown D Ranch
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm
Hands On Workshop- Ranch Welding @ Crown D Ranch | Nixon | Texas | United States
This is a Hands On Learning class. You will be learning the basics of welding and cutting in the field.

About this event

Please wear appropriate attire for the weather predicted for that weekend. It is required that you wear close toed canvas or leather footwear (boots preferred). No shorts will be allowed. Your clothing should be made from durable materials, like wool, leather, or heavy tightly woven cotton. A fabric baseball cap should also be worn to protect the top of your head from sparks. We will provide welding hoods, welding gloves, welding blanket, and welding sleeves for your use while actively welding. If you have your own welding helmet, gloves, and /or jacket you may bring it with you.

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.

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