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Feb
24
Sat
Pipe Fence Build Hands On Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pipe Fence Build Hands On Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Participants will learn the basic concepts of designing a pipe fence, arc welding, cutting torch, setting corner posts, setting line posts, cutting saddles, welding pipe rails, and building and installing a pipe gate

Skills Taught:

  • Basic Construction
  • Basic Fabrication
  • Farm Tool Safety
  • Build and Install Infrastructure
  • Material Supply Calculations
  • Infrastructure Damage Prevention
  • Farm Safety
  • Farm Infrastructure Development Planning

Teachers:

Doug Havemann, Army Veteran, Co – Owner, Mesquite Field Farm

Joe Medina, Navy Veteran, Retired Welder and Small Farm Owner

Pipe Fence Building Flyer- Download here

Register HERE

Apr
14
Sat
Pipe Fence Building Part 2: Gates Hands On Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pipe Fence Building Part 2: Gates Hands On Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Participants will learn the basic concepts of designing a pipe fence, arc welding, cutting torch, setting corner posts, setting line posts, cutting saddles, welding pipe rails, designing building and installing a pipe gate.

Teachers:

Doug Havemann, Army Veteran, Co – Owner, Mesquite Field Farm

Joe Medina, Navy Veteran, Retired Welder and Small Farm Owner

Skills Taught:

  • Farm Safety
  • Farm planning
  • Material requirements and calculations
  • Tractor and Auger safety
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Repairing Infrastructure Components
  • Livestock pasture management requirements
  • Industry best practices

REGISTER HERE

Nov
30
Fri
BGBG Farm Tour – Stiles Farm @ Stiles Farm Foundation
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BGBG Farm Tour - Stiles Farm @ Stiles Farm Foundation | Thrall | Texas | United States

Join us for a farm tour of Stiles Farm in Thrall, Texas. The Stiles Farm Foundation is a 2,716 acre farm located in Thrall, Texas in eastern Williamson County. The farm is managed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as a living demonstration of research-based, profitable, and environmentally sustainable agricultural practices for the Texas Blackland Prairie.

Tyler Coufal, Williamson County Extension Agent, will be putting together some hands-on learning activities and a farm tour of the Stiles Farm.

You can vote for topics from the following when registering:

  • Parasite Management & Soils
  • Cattle Handling & Working
  • Sheep & Goat Handling & Working
  • Animal Health & Nutrition
May
4
Sat
Market Garden Planning @ Mesquite Field Farm
May 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

As we move toward the development of our market gardens to meet our customer needs it is important that we prepare our soil, prepare our planting spaces, plant the appropriate crops, plant companion crops to reduce insect stress and maximize our garden space for successive plantings and profit.

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:

  • Koen Stokes – Horticulturist, Veg’d Out Urban Farms
  • 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
  • Compost development
  • Soil amendment requirements
  • Farm implement usage (small scale planters)
  • Soil preparation
  • Planting bed preparation
  • Watering methods

Market Garden Planning Flyer

REGISTER HERE

Jul
6
Sat
Pipe Fence Building @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pipe Fence Building @ Mesquite Field Farm

Participants will learn the basic concepts of designing a pipe fence, arc welding, cutting torch, setting corner posts, setting line posts, cutting saddles, welding pipe rails, and building and installing a pipe gate

Skills Taught:

  1. Basic construction
  2. Basic fabrication
  3. Farm tool safety
  4. Build and install infrastructure
  5. Material supply calculations
  6. Infrastructure damage prevention
  7. Farm safety
  8. Farm infrastructure development planning

Instructors:

Joe Medina Vietnam Veteran, Retired Professional Welder

Doug Havemann, Army Veteran, Co – Owner, Mesquite Field Farm

Melissa Havemann, Co-Owner, Mesquite Field Farm

 

Register HERE by July 3

Jul
7
Sun
Pipe Fence Building @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pipe Fence Building @ Mesquite Field Farm

Participants will learn the basic concepts of designing a pipe fence, arc welding, cutting torch, setting corner posts, setting line posts, cutting saddles, welding pipe rails, and building and installing a pipe gate

Skills Taught:

  1. Basic construction
  2. Basic fabrication
  3. Farm tool safety
  4. Build and install infrastructure
  5. Material supply calculations
  6. Infrastructure damage prevention
  7. Farm safety
  8. Farm infrastructure development planning

Instructors:

Joe Medina Vietnam Veteran, Retired Professional Welder

Doug Havemann, Army Veteran, Co – Owner, Mesquite Field Farm

Melissa Havemann, Co-Owner, Mesquite Field Farm

 

Register HERE by July 3

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.

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