Calendar

Jun
28
Fri
Sheep 101 Workshop @ Guadalupe County Extension Office
Jun 28 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a FREE sheep production workshop and demonstration.

Members of the BattleGround to Breaking Ground program will be presenting on basics of sheep production along with a live demonstration.

Topics included:

  • Breed Knowledge
  • Predator & Predation
  • Pasture Management
  • Nutrition
  • Shearing & Wool Marketing

Our demonstration portion will include basic handling, drenching, ear tagging, vaccinating, hoof trimming.

 

REGISTRATION WILL BE CAPPED AT 30 PARTICIPANTS.

Cost: FREE which includes food and drinks. Register before 21 June 2019 to lock in your meals. Late registration accepted omitting meals.

 

All registered participants in attendance will be entered for a drawing for a sheep/goat milking stanchion/working stand to be given away at the end of the event.

 

Come out and support the Battle Ground to Breaking Ground program, an amazing program helping Veterans become Farmers and enlarge your network of fellow producers.

Please wear appropriate clothing including sturdy closed toe shoes and come prepared to get dirty, learn, and have fun!

Sheep 101 Workshop Flyer 6.28.19

Register HERE

Jun
29
Sat
FREE Agriculture Business Workshop @ Guadalupe County Extension Office
Jun 29 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a FREE agriculture business workshop in Seguin, 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

Register HERE

Aug
9
Fri
Agriculture Grants 101 @ Wallrath Extension Building
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Agriculture Grants 101 @ Wallrath Extension Building

Agriculture grant opportunities can help you grow your farm or ranch and increase it’s profitability. At this workshop you will learn about grant opportunities available to farmers & ranchers, as well as, gain experience and skills regarding reading requests for applications, determining what opportunities may be right for your operation, key components of grant proposals and tips for applying.

Cost: $25 per participant; Registration limited to 25 participants

Growin on Faith Farm will provide workshop materials, light breakfast foods/snacks, drinks, and a boxed lunch.

Register here by August 7, 2019

 

May
20
Sat
Intro to Hydroponics @ Flat Community Center
May 20 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Looking to learn how to build your own hydroponic system? Not sure what kind of hydroponic system is right for you? Unsure of how to clean and maintain a hydroponic system? Plan to attend this workshop and add new tools to your knowledge base and perhaps a new skill. Added Bonus: 2 Door Prizes to be given away at the end of the workshop. Door prizes are 1 DIY Dutch Bucket System and 1 DIY Deep Water Culture System.

The Intro to Hydroponics workshop was put together by a group of participants currently going through the Battleground to Breaking Ground program as part of their Agritourism Team Project (Team Hydrophobics). The participants worked together to decide what type of workshop they wanted to host and then set about putting together the classes and reaching out to bring in a guest speaker. Hay Ewe Ranch has been mentoring the participants through the development and execution of the workshop.

Workshop sessions will include:

  • Soil and Water Testing
  • Obtaining Necessary Supplies and Inputs
  • Planting Crops
  • Options for Pest Control
  • Planning Seeding Schedule
  • Understanding Plant Media
  • Germination Techniques
  • Transplanting
  • System Maintenance

Hands On Skills will include:

  • Building a DIY System
  • System Maintenance
  • Mixing Sytem Nutrients

 

Workshop cost is $35 + taxes/fees which includes breakfast, lunch, and drinks. Please make sure to wear something comfortable (with long pants and closed toed shoes) as we will be outdoors on a working ranch. Recommended to bring bug spray, sunscreen, hat, gloves, and sunglasses (eye protection). Please keep an eye on the weather report and dress accordingly. For those with known allergies to bugs, insects, bees, etc. be sure to bring your epi-pen and/or benadryl. If you are unsure of allergy status, it is recommended to bring benadryl.

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