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Apr
22
Mon
Texas Cottage Food & Farmers Market Workshop @ Millican Reserve
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm

A one-day workshop on the Texas Cottage Food Law, State Farmers’ Market Regulations, Selling Yard Eggs, GAPs for Gardens/Small Producers, Food Preservation Basics, and Food Safety training.

The workshop will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  The Food Handlers class will be conducted from 2:15 p.m. until 4:15 p.m.  The cost is $12.00 and includes lunch.  There is an extra $20.00 fee for the Food Handlers class.

To attend the class, please register through the Brazos County Extension office by April 15, 2019.

2019 Cottage Food and Farmer’s Market workshop flyer

Jun
26
Wed
Pasture Management Workshop @ Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building
Jun 26 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pasture Management Workshop

Learn about soil and forage health to improve your little piece of heaven on earth.  Join us for classroom and field training on range condition assessment for production goals, basic soil science, rotational grazing, use of the latest technology for analysis and management, and USDA EQIP programs to help meet your goals.

When: June 26, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building 1739 N. HWY 281 Lampasas, TX 76550

Pasture Management Workshop Flyer 06.26.19

Register HERE by June 24

 

Jul
27
Sat
Preserving the Harvest Canning Class @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

When all of your perfect produce has been sold, what do you do with the rest? Or do you just have an abundance of produce from your garden this year?

How about creating Value Added Products and generate more revenue!!

In Texas, the Cottage Food Bill allows individuals to create canned goods for sale up to a certain amount without the use of a commercial kitchen. This could be a new revenue stream for you!!

Topics Covered:

  • Cottage Food Law Requirements
  • Food Safety
  • Canning Safety
  • Strawberry Jam Making
  • Pickling Making

Cost is $30: this includes a handy reference handout, lunch AND students will get to take home jars of jam and pickles they create during the class!!

Register HERE by July 25th

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.

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