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Nov
3
Sat
Irrigation for Vegetable Production @ F.A.R.M.
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Irrigation for Vegetable Production @ F.A.R.M. | Dallas | Texas | United States

This workshop will teach individuals how to build wicking beds for vegetable production.  Wicking beds are a permaculture technique as an alternative to growing vegetables in the ground.  We will be building a wicking bed.

Skills Taught:

  • Understanding irrigation systems
  • Planning irrigation systems
  • Raised Beds
  • Soil Moisture testing
  • Determining moisture needs

Instructor:

Steve Smith, Army veteran, co-founder of F.A.R.M.

RSVP by November 1, 2018

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Dec
15
Sat
Building Cold Storage for Vegetable Farms @ F.A.R.M.
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Building Cold Storage for Vegetable Farms @ F.A.R.M. | Dallas | Texas | United States

What is one thing there is never enough of? COLD STORAGE!

Join us as we demonstrate how to build cold storage in a shipping container. You will be able to utilize skills taught to build cold storage anywhere you have space!

Skills Taught:

  • Determining Equipment Needs
  • Sourcing Eqipment/Supplies
  • Cooling
  • Cleaning
  • Drying
  • Dry and Cold Storage

Instructor:

Steve Smith, Army veteran, co-founder of F.A.R.M.

 

RSVP by December 13, 2018

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Feb
2
Sat
Regenerative Pasture Management and Livestock Fodder Systems @ Mesquite Field Farm
Feb 2 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Regenerative Pasture Management and Livestock Fodder Systems @ Mesquite Field Farm

In order to improve our pastures and the quality of our livestock we need to understand alternative technologies that may reduce our spending thereby improving our bottom line.

Rotational grazing of livestock and poultry improve our soil while fodder systems offer an additional methodology to supplemental feed our livestock and poultry during times of decreased native forage or weather extremes.

In this day and age one method of retaining profits on the farm is to reduce expenses or cost avoidance. One of the large expenses on a farm is the cost of supplemental feed. Additionally, supplemental feeds such as cubes do not provide all of the nutrition we are looking to provide our animals. One method of reducing our supplemental feed costs is to produce fodder. Fodder in this case is sprouted grains. These grains when sprouted for 7 to 10 days are actually a grass and no longer a seed. This fodder produces a well rounded feed full of nutrients, micro-nutrients, and energy for our animals. This class will provide instruction on types of seed that can be sprouted, a small scale fodder system example, and a medium scale fodder system example. If you are a “do it yourself-er” and wish to grow your own feed then this class is for you.

Instructors:

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

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
  • Crop planning
  • Supplemental Feed Nutrition

Click here to download the flyer – Regenerative Pasture Fodder HOL – MFF

REGISTER HERE

May
31
Wed
Farm & Ranch Assessments for Individuals with Disabilities Lunch & Learn
May 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Farm & Ranch Assessments for Individuals with Disabilities Lunch & Learn

About 1 in 5 farmers, ranchers, and agriculture workers suffer from a disabling condition. Farm and ranch assessments provide solutions to keep farmers in their chosen occupation after acquiring a disability or chronic health condition. Whether you are a beginning farmer or life-long ag producer, farm assessments can be a helpful tool to keeping you in the driver’s seat of your operation.

During this webinar you will:

  • Identify services available through Texas AgrAbility for farmers and ranchers with disabilities
  • Analyze which individuals may be a good fit for a farm or ranch assessment
  • Explore the process of conducting and agricultural worksite assessment
  • Review assistive technology recommendation examples from a farm or ranch assessment

 

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