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Nov
17
Sat
EQIP Livestock Watering Installation Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
EQIP Livestock Watering Installation Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Participants will learn the requirements of the USDA Livestock watering grant, will learn how to operate a trencher, install PVC water lines, and witness the certification and sign off from the USDA upon completion of the class

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:

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

REGISTER HERE

Jun
1
Sat
Sheep 101 Workshop – Red Oak
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

In partnership with Growing on Faith Farm, we will demonstrating and discussing proper care and maintenance of your sheep including:

  • Applying ID tags
  • Medication/Vaccination
  • Castration
  • Record Keeping
  • Handling/Moving
  • Hoof care
  • Nutrition
  • Behavioral knowledge & selection
  • Breed knowledge & selection
  • Options for predator control

Whether you are just starting or have been in the game for a while, this class is open to everyone!

What to bring- Gloves, hat, sunscreen, water, boots.

Register here

Jun
13
Thu
Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans – Nixon @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jun 13 @ 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

Register HERE by June 6, 2019

Jun
15
Sat
High Tunnel Workshop
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come out and learn the ins and outs of how to build a high tunnel and best practices to maximize your high tunnel outputs. Chat with an NRCS agent to learn how financial assistance payments, as part of a Farm Bill conservation contract in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for a high tunnel can benefit you and your community.

Be sure to bring reusable water bottles, gloves, hat, closed toe shoes.

Snacks for breakfast with full lunch provided.

 

Register here

Jul
19
Fri
Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans – Weslaco @ Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco
Jul 19 @ 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

Register HERE by July 12, 2019

Jul
20
Sat
High Tunnel Workshop @ ARTillery Avenue Farm
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
High Tunnel Workshop @ ARTillery Avenue Farm

Come join us at ARTillery Avenue Farm as we help Farmer Rachel assemble her high tunnel. Not only will you get hands-on experience, you will learn about participating in the NRCS EQIP high tunnel program, selecting the site for your high tunnel, considerations in purchasing a high tunnel, and what grows well in the tunnel.

Lunch is included, but feel free to bring any other snacks you might need. Please bring a water bottle and wear weather-appropriate clothing.

Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the GROW North Texas Farm Allies program that provides technical assistance to farmers. 

ARTillery Avenue Farm is owned and operated by Rachel Mims, a military veteran who understands the need for nature and art therapy for her fellow veterans. She has combined both of these in ARTillery Avenue Farm. 

GROW North Texas is a nonprofit organization based in Dallas that works to connect North Texans to food, farms, and community to create a sustainable, secure regional food system that enriches the land, encourages economic opportunity through food and agriculture, and provides equitable access to healthy, nutritious food for all residents. 

Register here

Aug
2
Fri
Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans – Dallas @ Dallas County Road and Bridge #1
Aug 2 @ 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

Register HERE by July 26, 2019

Farm Tour – F.A.R.M. @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm Park
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a FREE farm tour of Farmers Assisting Returning Military (F.A.R.M.) Urban Farm Park in Dallas, Texas

F.A.R.M. is a local farm established by veterans for veterans.  They produce specialty crops and .  We will tour the farm and discuss:

  • Agri-Tourism (hosting community events & farm tours)
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Determining your Niche
  • Specialty Crop Production
  • Urban Farming
  • Veteran Programs
  • and much more!

Register HERE!

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

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