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Oct
20
Sat
Pastured Poultry Processing Workshop @ Honey's Acres Farm
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pastured Poultry Processing Workshop @ Honey's Acres Farm | Cedar Hill | Texas | United States

Hands-on learning opportunity where participants will learn about the basics of pastured poultry care and how to process pastured poultry. This class was developed and will be taught by our BattleGround to Breaking Ground students. Other hands-on skills to be taught are:

  • Breed Knowledge, layers/broilers
  • Broiler Requirements
  • Meat Processing Options
  • Feed/nutrition requirements
  • Poultry Processing

Details:
Date: Saturday October 20, 2018 – Please register by October 13, 2018
Time 8:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Honey’s Acres-1350 Stoney Creek Drive, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Cost: $50 per person (Includes 1 chicken, ice, and package) Please bring your own cooler
Limited to the first 30 participants. Additional chickens available for $20 each.
You will receive a confirmation of registration and a request for payment within 2 business days.

Nov
2
Fri
Pastured Poultry Workshop @ World Hunger Relief
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pastured Poultry Workshop @ World Hunger Relief | Waco | Texas | United States

Hands-on learning opportunity where participants will learn about the basics of pastured poultry, how to care for the chickens, predator control, and how to build a mobile chicke coop.

  • Breed Knowledge, layers/broilers
  • Baby chick care
  • Layer management
  • Egg management
  • Feed/nutrition requirements
  • Shelters
  • Fencing options
  • Predators
  • Pasture rotation

Details:
Date: Friday, November 2, 2018 – Please register by October 30, 2018
Time 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Location: World Hunger relief 356 Spring Lake Rd., Waco, TX 76705
Cost: $25 per person
Limited to the first 25 participants
You will receive a confirmation of registration and a request for payment within 2 business days.

Dec
8
Sat
Rotational Grazing, Cover Cropping, Animal Husbandry Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rotational Grazing, Cover Cropping, Animal Husbandry Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Participants will learn how to perform paddock design and usage of electric fencing to maintain daily rotation of grass fed beef cattle. Also the introduction of cover crops into their paddocks for supplemental grazing and nutrient restoration to the soil. With the end result of improved animal quality and soil nutrient supply due to these improved systems. Additionally our veterinarian will provide animal husbandry information for beef ranchers.

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
  9. Crop Planning

Instructors:

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

Melissa Havemann, Co-Owner, Mesquite Field Farm, NRCS

REGISTER HERE

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

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