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Mar
24
Sat
Chicken Processing @ Mesquite Field Farm
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chicken Processing @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Participants will learn how to slaughter and process broiler chickens by hand in small batches on the farm. Participants will also see and discuss mobile chicken coup options

Teachers:

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

Kevin Ellis, NCAT, Poultry Specialist

Skills Taught:

  • How to harvest chicken
  • How to process chicken
  • Farm tool safety
  • Perform post harvest handling
  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Post harvest packaging
  • Federal and State regulation requirements for small farm processing
  • Discuss and see mobile chicken coups.
Sep
29
Sat
Beef Processing and Labelling Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Beef Processing and Labelling Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Join Mesquite Field Farm for a tour of a USDA beef processing facility and learn about beef labelling and requirements.

Skills Taught:

  • USDA Processing Facility Tour
  • Product label requirements and development
  • Developing a cut list
  • Beef cattle processing requirements
  • Developing relationships with your processor
  • Product labels and marketing
Mar
26
Tue
Market Analysis & Alternative Markets Webinar
Mar 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us for this FREE webinar intended to educate agriculture producers on available marketing opportunities and additional markets that may be available to them.

Topics:

  • Conducting a Market Analysis
  • Exploring Alternative Markets
  • Movement of Product to Market

Conducted by BattleGround To Breaking Ground Cohort 4 Team 2.

Click here to view the event flyer

Register Here

Aug
3
Sat
Beef Processing, Cut Lists, and Labels @ Mesquite Field Farm
Aug 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

It is always difficult for new livestock producers to understand all of the moving parts required to move their livestock from farm to table. This class provides a site visit to a USDA certified processing facility, cut list development, and labeling requirements for TDA and USDA.

Skills Taught:

  1. USDA Processing Facility Tour: How beef is processed
  2. Product label requirements and development
  3. How to develop a cut list for processing
  4. How to use customer input and marketing data to develop cut lists
  5. Beef cattle processing requirements
  6. How to develop relationships between you and your processor
  7. Product labels and marketing

Instructors:

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

Registration link coming soon.  Contact Doug Havemann for details.

Sep
28
Sat
Soil Health 101 @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Soil Health 101 @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm

Understanding soil health is understanding the basics of organics.

In this hands on workshop, Co-Founder James Jeffers, will discuss

  • understanding the basics of soil health
  • organic matter management
  • compost and plant based teas
  • how to scout for diseases and pests
  • weed management
  • beneficial insects that help protect your crops.

Be prepared to get your hands dirty and bring your gloves.

This class is great opportunity for both beginner and seasoned growers!

For an accurate participant count and so we are better prepared, please be sure to register for the class.

After class, stay and have lunch with us that will be provided by Sheep Dog Assistance.

Register HERE by September 20

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