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Mar
24
Sat
Chicken Processing @ Mesquite Field Farm
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Chicken Processing @ Mesquite Field Farm | Nixon | Texas | United States

Participants will learn how to slaughter and process broiler chickens by hand in small batches on the farm. Participants will also see and discuss mobile chicken coup options

Teachers:

Doug Havemann, Army Veteran, Co – Owner, Mesquite Field Farm

Kevin Ellis, NCAT, Poultry Specialist

Skills Taught:

  • How to harvest chicken
  • How to process chicken
  • Farm tool safety
  • Perform post harvest handling
  • Food safety and sanitation
  • Post harvest packaging
  • Federal and State regulation requirements for small farm processing
  • Discuss and see mobile chicken coups.
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

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
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