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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

Aug
12
Thu
Agriculture Business Workshop @ Bell County AgriLife Extension Center
Aug 12 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Agriculture Business Workshop @ Bell County AgriLife Extension Center

Join us for an introductory agriculture business workshop in Belton, 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:

  • Ideas for starting rural & agriculture businesses
  • Agriculture business planning
  • Funding sources and opportunities
    • USDA
    • Texas Department of Agriculture
    • Farm Credit
    • Farmer Veteran Coalition
  • Veteran programs and resources
  • Possibilities for farming & ranching with a disability
  • Veteran farmer/rancher panel

Cost of Workshop: $25 which includes breakfast and lunch plus drinks.

Workshop Flyer – Belton 8.12.21

Registration is currently closed due to capacity restrictions.

Sep
18
Sat
Fall Cover Cropping Workshop @ Farmer Education & Training Farm
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm
Fall Cover Cropping Workshop @ Farmer Education & Training Farm

Join us for a Fall Cover Cropping 101 workshop in Gatesville (Coryell County), Texas. This workshop is a two-day workshop designed to provide information about fall cover crops and is open to all producers.

Workshop sessions will include:

  • Soil Testing
  • Basics of Cover Crops
  • Grasses, Legumes, Brassicas, and Broadleafs
  • Seed Selection
  • Tractor and Implement Safety

Hands On Skills will include:

  • Soil Testing
  • Seed Selection Exercise
  • No Till Drill Seeding
  • Broadcast Seeding

Workshop cost is $50 which includes breakfast, lunch, and drinks for both days.

Please make sure to wear something comfortable (with long pants and closed toe shoes) as we will be outdoors on a working farm. Recommended to bring bug spray, sunscreen, hat, gloves, and sunglasses (eye protection).

Oct
23
Sat
Beef Cattle 101 Fall 2021 Workshop @ Vitera Ranch
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm
Beef Cattle 101 Fall 2021 Workshop @ Vitera Ranch

About the Event

As land and feed prices rise, it is more important than ever for beef cattle producers to strive to raise beef in a sustainable way. Come to the ranch to learn about beef cattle nutrition, herd health management, vaccinations, low-stress cattle handling & more from experienced grass-fed beef cattle producers. You will take part in handling cattle, vaccinations, record keeping, & more.

We will be on a working ranch so boots and long pants are required. Long sleeve shirt, hats, sunscreen, bug spray, & folding/camping type chairs are suggested. Growin on Faith Farm will provide workshop materials, light breakfast with coffee, snacks, lunch sandwiches both days, water, & Gatorade. Bring other drinks if you like.

Mar
8
Wed
AgriStress Helpline – A Resource for Farmers & Ranchers
Mar 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
AgriStress Helpline - A Resource for Farmers & Ranchers

Farming and ranching ranks among the most stressful occupations, with suicide rates nearly twice as high as the national average. The AgriStress Helpline is a new resource for farmers and ranchers in mental health crisis. Join us to learn more about the helpline and how it supports farmers and ranchers.

AgriStress Helpline Lunch & Learn Flyer

 

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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