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
- Basic Construction
- Basic Fabrication
- Farm Tool Safety
- Build and Install Infrastructure
- Material Supply Calculations
- Infrastructure Damage Prevention
- Farm Safety
- Farm Infrastructure Development Planning
Doug Havemann, Army Veteran, Co – Owner, Mesquite Field Farm
Joe Medina, Navy Veteran, Retired Welder and Small Farm Owner
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.
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.