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.
Doug Havemann, Army Veteran, Co – Owner, Mesquite Field Farm
Joe Medina, Navy Veteran, Retired Welder and Small Farm Owner
- Farm Safety
- Farm planning
- Material requirements and calculations
- Tractor and Auger safety
- Infrastructure Planning
- Repairing Infrastructure Components
- Livestock pasture management requirements
- Industry best practices
Join us for a farm tour and networking event highlighting the FEAT Training Farm in Gatesville, Texas. We will be touring the farm and learning about livestock and soil.
- Choosing your livestock species
- understanding stocking rate
- Taking a soil sample
- Taking a forage sample
- Reading a forage & soil tests
- Understanding and using soil maps
The farm tour is FREE, but please Regsiter HERE!
Join us for a farm tour of Stiles Farm in Thrall, Texas. The Stiles Farm Foundation is a 2,716 acre farm located in Thrall, Texas in eastern Williamson County. The farm is managed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as a living demonstration of research-based, profitable, and environmentally sustainable agricultural practices for the Texas Blackland Prairie.
Tyler Coufal, Williamson County Extension Agent, will be putting together some hands-on learning activities and a farm tour of the Stiles Farm.
You can vote for topics from the following when registering:
- Parasite Management & Soils
- Cattle Handling & Working
- Sheep & Goat Handling & Working
- Animal Health & Nutrition
Join us for a FREE sheep production workshop and demonstration.
Members of the BattleGround to Breaking Ground program will be presenting on basics of sheep production along with a live demonstration.
- Breed Knowledge
- Predator & Predation
- Pasture Management
- Shearing & Wool Marketing
Our demonstration portion will include basic handling, drenching, ear tagging, vaccinating, hoof trimming.
REGISTRATION WILL BE CAPPED AT 30 PARTICIPANTS.
Cost: FREE which includes food and drinks. Register before 21 June 2019 to lock in your meals. Late registration accepted omitting meals.
All registered participants in attendance will be entered for a drawing for a sheep/goat milking stanchion/working stand to be given away at the end of the event.
Come out and support the Battle Ground to Breaking Ground program, an amazing program helping Veterans become Farmers and enlarge your network of fellow producers.
Please wear appropriate clothing including sturdy closed toe shoes and come prepared to get dirty, learn, and have fun!
In partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, we will demonstrating and discussing proper care and maintenance of your sheep including
- Applying ID tags
- Record Keeping
- Hoof care
- Behavioral knowledge & selection
- Breed knowledge & selection
- Options for predator control
Whether you are just starting or have been in the game for a while, this class is open to everyone!
What to bring- Gloves, hat, sunscreen, water, boots. Lunch will be provided.