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May
20
Sun
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

Apr
22
Mon
Texas Cottage Food & Farmers Market Workshop @ Millican Reserve
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm

A one-day workshop on the Texas Cottage Food Law, State Farmers’ Market Regulations, Selling Yard Eggs, GAPs for Gardens/Small Producers, Food Preservation Basics, and Food Safety training.

The workshop will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  The Food Handlers class will be conducted from 2:15 p.m. until 4:15 p.m.  The cost is $12.00 and includes lunch.  There is an extra $20.00 fee for the Food Handlers class.

To attend the class, please register through the Brazos County Extension office by April 15, 2019.

2019 Cottage Food and Farmer’s Market workshop flyer

Jun
13
Thu
Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans – Nixon @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jun 13 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Are you a military veteran who is farming? What better way to continue your service to our nation than providing high quality food to your community.

Join us for a 1-day hands-on training to learn the rules, regulations, and safe practices for produce. These regulations can be overwhelming to find, learn, and put into practice. This training will break them down and teach producers how to implement produce safety into their operation.

  • Registration is FREE
  • Open to military veterans
  • Receive a complimentary tool kit (digital food thermometer included)
  • Learn about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Participate in a mock farmers market booth inspection
  • Network with other veterans
  • Lunch is included

Register HERE by June 6, 2019

Jun
22
Sat
Marketing 101 & Website Design @ Mesquite Field Farm
Jun 22 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Marketing 101 & Website Design @ Mesquite Field Farm

Join Mesquite Field Farm’s Doug and Melissa Havemann for a farm and ranch Marketing 101 workshop.  With backgrounds in marketing and advertisement, Doug and Melissa have developed successful marketing plans for farm events, farm product sales, and for telling their farm story.

Topics covered will include

  • Product
  • Pricing
  • Place
  • Promotion
  • Web for business
  • E-Commerce
  • Social Media
  • Digital Marketing

Web Design 1-on-1 

There will be a Web Design 1-on-1 workshop on June 23, 2019 that focuses on building a website for your farm.  This web design 1-on-1 workshop is only available to Military Veterans enrolled in the Battleground to Breaking Ground Program. There are only 5 spaces open for this workshop. If you meet the criteria for the second day and you would like to purchase a ticket, please send an email to doug@mesquitefieldfarm.com requesting one of the 5 tickets available for the 23rd. After your status in the Battleground to Breaking Ground program is validated, you will be sent a second link to register and pay for the Web Design 101 time-slot.

Jul
19
Fri
Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans – Weslaco @ Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco
Jul 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Are you a military veteran who is farming? What better way to continue your service to our nation than providing high quality food to your community.

Join us for a 1-day hands-on training to learn the rules, regulations, and safe practices for produce. These regulations can be overwhelming to find, learn, and put into practice. This training will break them down and teach producers how to implement produce safety into their operation.

  • Registration is FREE
  • Open to military veterans
  • Receive a complimentary tool kit (digital food thermometer included)
  • Learn about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Participate in a mock farmers market booth inspection
  • Network with other veterans
  • Lunch is included

Register HERE by July 12, 2019

Aug
2
Fri
Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans – Dallas @ Dallas County Road and Bridge #1
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Are you a military veteran who is farming? What better way to continue your service to our nation than providing high quality food to your community.

Join us for a 1-day hands-on training to learn the rules, regulations, and safe practices for produce. These regulations can be overwhelming to find, learn, and put into practice. This training will break them down and teach producers how to implement produce safety into their operation.

  • Registration is FREE
  • Open to military veterans
  • Receive a complimentary tool kit (digital food thermometer included)
  • Learn about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Participate in a mock farmers market booth inspection
  • Network with other veterans
  • Lunch is included

Register HERE by July 26, 2019

Aug
23
Fri
Produce Food Safety for Military Veterans – Rosenberg @ Fort Bend County AgriLife Extension Office
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Are you a military veteran who is farming? What better way to continue your service to our nation than providing high quality food to your community.

Join us for a 1-day hands-on training to learn the rules, regulations, and safe practices for produce. These regulations can be overwhelming to find, learn, and put into practice. This training will break them down and teach producers how to implement produce safety into their operation.

  • Registration is FREE
  • Open to military veterans
  • Receive a complimentary tool kit (digital food thermometer included)
  • Learn about Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Participate in a mock farmers market booth inspection
  • Network with other veterans
  • Lunch is included

This Workshop has been Cancelled.  Subscribe to the email newsletter or this calendar for upcoming dates.

Aug
12
Thu
Agriculture Business Workshop @ Bell County AgriLife Extension Center
Aug 12 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Agriculture Business Workshop @ Bell County AgriLife Extension Center

Join us for an introductory agriculture business workshop in Belton, Texas.  This workshop is a one-day workshop designed for military veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, individuals with disabilities, and anyone interested in starting an agriculture business.

Workshop sessions will include:

  • Ideas for starting rural & agriculture businesses
  • Agriculture business planning
  • Funding sources and opportunities
    • USDA
    • Texas Department of Agriculture
    • Farm Credit
    • Farmer Veteran Coalition
  • Veteran programs and resources
  • Possibilities for farming & ranching with a disability
  • Veteran farmer/rancher panel

Cost of Workshop: $25 which includes breakfast and lunch plus drinks.

Workshop Flyer – Belton 8.12.21

Registration is currently closed due to capacity restrictions.

Sep
18
Sat
Fall Cover Cropping Workshop @ Farmer Education & Training Farm
Sep 18 @ 8:30 am – Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm
Fall Cover Cropping Workshop @ Farmer Education & Training Farm

Join us for a Fall Cover Cropping 101 workshop in Gatesville (Coryell County), Texas. This workshop is a two-day workshop designed to provide information about fall cover crops and is open to all producers.

Workshop sessions will include:

  • Soil Testing
  • Basics of Cover Crops
  • Grasses, Legumes, Brassicas, and Broadleafs
  • Seed Selection
  • Tractor and Implement Safety

Hands On Skills will include:

  • Soil Testing
  • Seed Selection Exercise
  • No Till Drill Seeding
  • Broadcast Seeding

Workshop cost is $50 which includes breakfast, lunch, and drinks for both days.

Please make sure to wear something comfortable (with long pants and closed toe shoes) as we will be outdoors on a working farm. Recommended to bring bug spray, sunscreen, hat, gloves, and sunglasses (eye protection).

Oct
23
Sat
Beef Cattle 101 Fall 2021 Workshop @ Vitera Ranch
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm
Beef Cattle 101 Fall 2021 Workshop @ Vitera Ranch

About the Event

As land and feed prices rise, it is more important than ever for beef cattle producers to strive to raise beef in a sustainable way. Come to the ranch to learn about beef cattle nutrition, herd health management, vaccinations, low-stress cattle handling & more from experienced grass-fed beef cattle producers. You will take part in handling cattle, vaccinations, record keeping, & more.

We will be on a working ranch so boots and long pants are required. Long sleeve shirt, hats, sunscreen, bug spray, & folding/camping type chairs are suggested. Growin on Faith Farm will provide workshop materials, light breakfast with coffee, snacks, lunch sandwiches both days, water, & Gatorade. Bring other drinks if you like.

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