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Feb
24
Sat
Pipe Fence Build Hands On Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pipe Fence Build Hands On Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Participants will learn the basic concepts of designing a pipe fence, arc welding, cutting torch, setting corner posts, setting line posts, cutting saddles, welding pipe rails, and building and installing a pipe gate

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

Teachers:

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

Joe Medina, Navy Veteran, Retired Welder and Small Farm Owner

Pipe Fence Building Flyer- Download here

Register HERE

Apr
14
Sat
Pipe Fence Building Part 2: Gates Hands On Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pipe Fence Building Part 2: Gates Hands On Workshop @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Participants will learn the basic concepts of designing a pipe fence, arc welding, cutting torch, setting corner posts, setting line posts, cutting saddles, welding pipe rails, designing building and installing a pipe gate.

Teachers:

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

Joe Medina, Navy Veteran, Retired Welder and Small Farm Owner

Skills Taught:

  • Farm Safety
  • Farm planning
  • Material requirements and calculations
  • Tractor and Auger safety
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Repairing Infrastructure Components
  • Livestock pasture management requirements
  • Industry best practices

REGISTER HERE

May
19
Sat
Farm Hacks – Bio Char Hands On Workshop @ F.A.R.M.
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Farm Hacks - Bio Char Hands On Workshop @ F.A.R.M. | Dallas | Texas | United States

What is Bio-Char? Come learn about bio-char and build a “J” shape rocket stove to make bio-char.

Join us as we talk about this 2,000 year-old practice converts agricultural waste into a soil enhancer that can hold carbon, boost food security, and increase soil biodiversity, and discourage deforestation. The process creates a fine-grained, highly porous charcoal that helps soils retain nutrients and water.

Participants will learn the importance of Bio char and why is it good for soil health and crops. They will also learn how to build a J shaped rocket stove out of standard farm equipment.

Skills Taught:

  • Understanding the basics of soil health
  • Organic matter management
  • Understanding Culture needs of crops
  • Designing bio diverse systems
  • Determining moisture needs
  • Fabricate tools & equipment
  • Build soil health & productivity

Register HERE

Jul
6
Sat
Pipe Fence Building @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jul 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pipe Fence Building @ Mesquite Field Farm

Participants will learn the basic concepts of designing a pipe fence, arc welding, cutting torch, setting corner posts, setting line posts, cutting saddles, welding pipe rails, and building and installing a pipe gate

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

Instructors:

Joe Medina Vietnam Veteran, Retired Professional Welder

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

Melissa Havemann, Co-Owner, Mesquite Field Farm

 

Register HERE by July 3

Jul
7
Sun
Pipe Fence Building @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Pipe Fence Building @ Mesquite Field Farm

Participants will learn the basic concepts of designing a pipe fence, arc welding, cutting torch, setting corner posts, setting line posts, cutting saddles, welding pipe rails, and building and installing a pipe gate

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

Instructors:

Joe Medina Vietnam Veteran, Retired Professional Welder

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

Melissa Havemann, Co-Owner, Mesquite Field Farm

 

Register HERE by July 3

Dec
6
Fri
Agriculture Business Workshop @ Bell County Extension Office
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Description

Join us for an agriculture business workshop in Bell County (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:

  • 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 Operation

Cost of Workshop: $25 which includes breakfast, lunch, and workshop materials

Please make sure to wear something comfortable (with closed toe shoes) and warm as we will have some hands-on demonstrations outside in the afternoon.

View the Workshop Flyer

Click HERE to register and pay

Oct
2
Sat
Hands On Workshop- Ranch Welding @ Crown D Ranch
Oct 2 @ 8:00 am – Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm
Hands On Workshop- Ranch Welding @ Crown D Ranch | Nixon | Texas | United States
This is a Hands On Learning class. You will be learning the basics of welding and cutting in the field.

About this event

Please wear appropriate attire for the weather predicted for that weekend. It is required that you wear close toed canvas or leather footwear (boots preferred). No shorts will be allowed. Your clothing should be made from durable materials, like wool, leather, or heavy tightly woven cotton. A fabric baseball cap should also be worn to protect the top of your head from sparks. We will provide welding hoods, welding gloves, welding blanket, and welding sleeves for your use while actively welding. If you have your own welding helmet, gloves, and /or jacket you may bring it with you.

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