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Mar
8
Fri
Managing Your Piece of Texas @ Flat Community Center
Mar 8 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Soil Test? Forage Test? Resource Inventory? Conservation Plan? Do you know what these words and concepts mean and how they benefit you and your operation?

In order to manage our farms & ranches, it is important to first understand what we have to manage. Join us with  USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and experience the process of developing a conservation plan.

This class will will teach you about:

  • How to work with USDA NRCS & how that can benefit you
  • Understanding what natural resources your farm or ranch has to offer
  • Choosing the best livestock for your operation & why it matters
  • Managing your natural resources
  • Making a resource inventory & a land plan
  • Identifying & managing your  resources like water access, pastures, forage species and so much more
  • Accessing funding to address resource concerns

Download the workshop flyer here

REGISTER HERE

Nov
10
Wed
Promoting Independent Living in Rural Communities @ Online Webinar
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Promoting Independent Living in Rural Communities @ Online Webinar

Centers for Independent Living provide essential services for individuals with disabilities to promote independence in communities.  This is especially important in rural communities where other types of support services may be limited.

This free educational webinar will provide an overview of the Centers for Independent Living (CIL), eligibility criteria for utilizing CIL services, services provided, and ways to get involved with your local Center for Independent Living.

Presenter

Jackie Pacha, Executive Director for the Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living.

Apr
13
Thu
Brush & Pasture Management @ Cook Ranch
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

● Brush Management using Mechanical Means

● Creating a Healthier Pasture/Grazing Plan Techniques

● Stocking Rate

● Equipment and Tool Overview

● Expert Speaker from Lampasas NRCS

 

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Apr
22
Sat
Square Foot Gardening Workshop @ Cleaton's 4E Farms
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a Square Foot Gardening Class presented by Veteran’s from the Battleground to Breaking Ground Program and Certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor Lois Mauk on April 22nd from 9-11:30AM! Reservations are online only and limited to 25 participants.

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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