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May
4
Fri
Battleground Farm Tour- FEAT Training Farm Gatesville, Texas @ FEAT Training Farm
May 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a farm tour and networking event highlighting the FEAT Training Farm in Gatesville, Texas.  We will be touring the farm and learning about livestock and soil.

Skills Taught:

  • Choosing your livestock species
  • understanding stocking rate
  • Taking a soil sample
  • Taking a forage sample
  • Reading a forage & soil tests
  • Understanding and using soil maps

The farm tour is FREE, but please Regsiter HERE!

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Sep
29
Sat
Beef Processing and Labelling Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Beef Processing and Labelling Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Join Mesquite Field Farm for a tour of a USDA beef processing facility and learn about beef labelling and requirements.

Skills Taught:

  • USDA Processing Facility Tour
  • Product label requirements and development
  • Developing a cut list
  • Beef cattle processing requirements
  • Developing relationships with your processor
  • Product labels and marketing
Mar
2
Sat
Cover Crop Planning and Planting @ Mesquite Field Farm
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

As we all move to improve our soil quality we have found that conventional no-till methods work however, we have the ability to improve this process by reducing chemical usage and introducing cover crops into our processes.

This class will provide a discussion of the benefits of cover crops, which crops to plant, when to plant them, and a planting demonstration.

Instructors:

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

Skills Taught:

  • Farm tool safety
  • Crop planning
  • Seed Supply calculations
  • Material supply calculations
  • Farm Tractor Usage
  • Farm implement usage (no-till drill)
  • Seed Characteristics
  • USDA planting zones and cover crop recommendations
  • Seed suppliers and recommendations
  • Crop Planting techniques

Cover Crop Planning and Planting Flyer

REGISTER HERE

Mar
8
Fri
Managing Your Piece of Texas @ Flat Community Center
Mar 8 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Soil Test? Forage Test? Resource Inventory? Conservation Plan? Do you know what these words and concepts mean and how they benefit you and your operation?

In order to manage our farms & ranches, it is important to first understand what we have to manage. Join us with  USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and experience the process of developing a conservation plan.

This class will will teach you about:

  • How to work with USDA NRCS & how that can benefit you
  • Understanding what natural resources your farm or ranch has to offer
  • Choosing the best livestock for your operation & why it matters
  • Managing your natural resources
  • Making a resource inventory & a land plan
  • Identifying & managing your  resources like water access, pastures, forage species and so much more
  • Accessing funding to address resource concerns

Download the workshop flyer here

REGISTER HERE

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.

Sep
28
Sat
Soil Health 101 @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Soil Health 101 @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm

Understanding soil health is understanding the basics of organics.

In this hands on workshop, Co-Founder James Jeffers, will discuss

  • understanding the basics of soil health
  • organic matter management
  • compost and plant based teas
  • how to scout for diseases and pests
  • weed management
  • beneficial insects that help protect your crops.

Be prepared to get your hands dirty and bring your gloves.

This class is great opportunity for both beginner and seasoned growers!

For an accurate participant count and so we are better prepared, please be sure to register for the class.

After class, stay and have lunch with us that will be provided by Sheep Dog Assistance.

Register HERE by September 20

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

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