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May
4
Fri
Battleground Farm Tour- FEAT Training Farm Gatesville, Texas @ FEAT Training Farm
May 4 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

Skills Taught:

  • 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!

Workshop & Farm Tour Flyer

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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

Jun
29
Fri
Mesquite Field Farm – Farm Tour @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a farm tour of Mesquite Field Farm in Nixon, Texas.

We will be touring Mesquite Field Farm, a local farm that produces grass fed beef and specialty crops.

Doug Havemann, veteran owner operator, will be sharing his experience as a veteran farmer/rancher in Texas and the methods he utilizes to produce and sell his products.

Topics Covered:

  • Intensive Rotational Grazing
  • Benefits of Rotational Grazing
  • Direct-to-Consumer Marketing
  • Grazing Planning
  • Soil Health
  • Grass-Fed Beef Health

The workshop is currently full, and a waiting list has been started.

To add your name to the waiting list, email makenzie.mclaurin@ag.tamu.edu with your name, email, phone number, and which event you would like to attend (farm tour, workshop, both).

Mesquite Field Farm Farm Tour Flyer 06.29.18

Sep
14
Fri
Honey’s Acres Farm – Farm Tour @ Honey's Acres Farm
Sep 14 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Honey's Acres Farm - Farm Tour @ Honey's Acres Farm | Cedar Hill | Texas | United States

Join us for a farm tour of Honey’s Acres Farm in Cedar Hill, Texas.

We will be touring Honey’s Acres Farm, a local farm that produces grass-fed beef, laying hens, and value added products.

Carolyn White, owner operator, will be sharing her experience with farming in suburban Dallas and the methods they utilizes to produce and sell their products.

Topics Covered

  • Grass-Fed Beef
  • Laying Hens
  • Marketing
  • Value Added Products
  • Holistic Land Management

REGISTER HERE

Nov
30
Fri
BGBG Farm Tour – Stiles Farm @ Stiles Farm Foundation
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BGBG Farm Tour - Stiles Farm @ Stiles Farm Foundation | Thrall | Texas | United States

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
Aug
2
Fri
Farm Tour – F.A.R.M. @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm Park
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a FREE farm tour of Farmers Assisting Returning Military (F.A.R.M.) Urban Farm Park in Dallas, Texas

F.A.R.M. is a local farm established by veterans for veterans.  They produce specialty crops and .  We will tour the farm and discuss:

  • Agri-Tourism (hosting community events & farm tours)
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Determining your Niche
  • Specialty Crop Production
  • Urban Farming
  • Veteran Programs
  • and much more!

Register HERE!

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