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Apr
15
Sun
Farmers Market Hands On Learning Series Part 1- Organization @ Millican Reserve
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Farmers Market Hands On Learning Series Part 1- Organization @ Millican Reserve | College Station | Texas | United States

Please join us on April 15th 8am for this educational workshop that focuses on Farmer’s Markets and organizing community events. We will take an in-depth look at a Farmer’s Market as a direct marketing strategy for farmers, ranchers and local crafts people.

Participants will learn about:

  • organizing a market
  • recruiting and selecting vendors
  • tips on marketing and selling self/farm produced products

Vendors and market staff will be available to answer questions. A follow up hands-on educational opportunity will be held on May 19th-20th where participants will have an opportunity to join a farm crew as they prepare for a market. Then on Sunday, May 20th, participants will have a chance to set up with local vendors for the day to see how a vendor’s booth is run.

To register for this event, click here

To register for all 3 parts, click here

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!

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May
19
Sat
Farmers Market Hands On Learning Series Part 2- Setup @ Millican Reserve
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Farmers Market Hands On Learning Series Part 2- Setup @ Millican Reserve | College Station | Texas | United States

Please join us on April 15th 8am for this educational workshop that focuses on Farmer’s Markets and organizing community events. We will take an in-depth look at a Farmer’s Market as a direct marketing strategy for farmers, ranchers and local crafts people.

Participants will learn about:

  • organizing a market
  • recruiting and selecting vendors
  • tips on marketing and selling self/farm produced products

Vendors and market staff will be available to answer questions. A follow up hands-on educational opportunity will be held on May 19th-20th where participants will have an opportunity to join a farm crew as they prepare for a market. Then on Sunday, May 20th, participants will have a chance to set up with local vendors for the day to see how a vendor’s booth is run.

To register for this event, click here

To register for all 3 parts, click here

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

May
20
Sun
Farmers Market Hands On Learning Series Part 3- Market Day @ Millican Reserve
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Farmers Market Hands On Learning Series Part 3- Market Day @ Millican Reserve | College Station | Texas | United States

Please join us on April 15th 8am for this educational workshop that focuses on Farmer’s Markets and organizing community events. We will take an in-depth look at a Farmer’s Market as a direct marketing strategy for farmers, ranchers and local crafts people.

Participants will learn about:

  • organizing a market
  • recruiting and selecting vendors
  • tips on marketing and selling self/farm produced products

Vendors and market staff will be available to answer questions. A follow up hands-on educational opportunity will be held on May 19th-20th where participants will have an opportunity to join a farm crew as they prepare for a market. Then on Sunday, May 20th, participants will have a chance to set up with local vendors for the day to see how a vendor’s booth is run.

To register for this event, click here

To register for all 3 parts, click here

Farm Hacks- Composting Hands On Workshop @ F.A.R.M.
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Farm Hacks- Composting Hands On Workshop @ F.A.R.M. | Dallas | Texas | United States

How to build a spinning compost sifter. Participants will learn the importance of composting- what to compost, what not to compost and build a spinning compost sifter that requires less labor

Skills Taught:

  • Fabricate tools and equipment
  • Build soil health and productivity
  • Cultivate soil
  • Establish parts and supplies
  • Establish relationship with local institutions

Register HERE

May
21
Mon
Food Handlers Class @ Brazos County Health Department
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Food Handlers Class @ Brazos County Health Department | Bryan | Texas | United States
Food Handlers Class
Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program is now being offered here! This class is recommended for all food service employees to help promote the service of safe food. The class is a basic overview of food safety practices that are necessary to ensure you serve safe food at your establishment.
Some practices discussed are:
  • Good Personal Hygiene
  • Cross Contamination
  • Time and Temperature abuse
If you would like to learn more, please come to our 2 hour food handlers training on May 21, 2018 at the Brazos County Health Department

REGISTER HERE

Mar
1
Wed
Texas AgrAbility Peer Group Meeting
Mar 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Texas AgrAbility Peer Group Meeting
This is the first meeting of the Texas AgrAbility Peer Group. We will use this platform to share information, resources, and connect with one another.
Attendees must register here
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