Calendar

Jul
27
Sat
Sheep 101 – Free Workshop and Demonstration
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sheep 101 - Free Workshop and Demonstration

In partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, we will demonstrating and discussing proper care and maintenance of your sheep including

  • Applying ID tags
  • Medication/Vaccination
  • Castration
  • Record Keeping
  • Handling/Moving
  • Hoof care
  • Nutrition
  • 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.

Register HERE by July 23

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

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

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

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!

Aug
3
Sat
FREE Agriculture Business Workshop – Dallas County @ Dallas County Road & Bridge #1 (Training Center)
Aug 3 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
FREE Agriculture Business Workshop - Dallas County @ Dallas County Road & Bridge #1 (Training Center)

Join us for a FREE agriculture business workshop in Dallas County (Garland), 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:

  • Rural Business Ideas
  • Intro to Business Planning
  • Possibilities for farming/ranching with a disability
  • Financial funding sources for farming/ranching
  • Marketing Resources
  • Resources to support agriculture business operations ​

This workshop is made possible by a sponsorship from Farm Credit Bank of Texas

Register HERE

Aug
15
Thu
FREE Agriculture Business Workshop – San Angelo @ Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
FREE Agriculture Business Workshop - San Angelo @ Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo

Join us for a FREE agriculture business workshop in San Angelo, 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:

  • Rural Business Ideas
  • Intro to Business Planning
  • Possibilities for farming/ranching with a disability
  • Financial funding sources for farming/ranching
  • Marketing Resources
  • Resources to support agriculture business operations ​

This workshop is made possible by a sponsorship from Farm Credit Bank of Texas and the generosity of Travis Whitney, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist.

Register HERE

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

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 August 16, 2019

Sep
28
Sat
Soil Health 101 @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Soil Health 101 @ F.A.R.M. Urban Farm

Understanding soil health is understanding the basics of organics.

In this hands on workshop, Co-Founder James Jeffers, will discuss

  • understanding the basics of soil health
  • organic matter management
  • compost and plant based teas
  • how to scout for diseases and pests
  • weed management
  • beneficial insects that help protect your crops.

Be prepared to get your hands dirty and bring your gloves.

This class is great opportunity for both beginner and seasoned growers!

For an accurate participant count and so we are better prepared, please be sure to register for the class.

After class, stay and have lunch with us that will be provided by Sheep Dog Assistance.

Register HERE by September 20


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