FREE Agriculture Business Workshop

Join us for a FREE agriculture business workshop in Seguin, 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

Texas Cottage Food & Farmers Market Workshop

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

Market Analysis & Alternative Markets Webinar

Join us for this FREE webinar intended to educate agriculture producers on available marketing opportunities and additional markets that may be available to them.

Topics:

  • Conducting a Market Analysis
  • Exploring Alternative Markets
  • Movement of Product to Market

Conducted by BattleGround To Breaking Ground Cohort 4 Team 2.

Click here to view the event flyer

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FREE Agriculture Business Workshop

Join us for a FREE agriculture business workshop on May 18, 2019 in Liberty, Texas sponsored by Farm Credit Bank of Texas.

The Texas AgrAbility Project and Battleground to Breaking Ground will be hosting a  workshop provides education and resources for military veterans, individuals with disabilities and functional limitations, beginning farmers and ranchers, and those interested in starting agriculture operations.

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

Liberty Workshop & Farm Tour Flyer

Register HERE by May 15

Sheep 101 Workshop

Join us for a FREE sheep production workshop and demonstration.

Members of the BattleGround to Breaking Ground program will be presenting on basics of sheep production along with a live demonstration.

Topics included:

  • Breed Knowledge
  • Predator & Predation
  • Pasture Management
  • Nutrition
  • Shearing & Wool Marketing

Our demonstration portion will include basic handling, drenching, ear tagging, vaccinating, hoof trimming.

 

REGISTRATION WILL BE CAPPED AT 30 PARTICIPANTS.

Cost: FREE which includes food and drinks. Register before 21 June 2019 to lock in your meals. Late registration accepted omitting meals.

 

All registered participants in attendance will be entered for a drawing for a sheep/goat milking stanchion/working stand to be given away at the end of the event.

 

Come out and support the Battle Ground to Breaking Ground program, an amazing program helping Veterans become Farmers and enlarge your network of fellow producers.

Please wear appropriate clothing including sturdy closed toe shoes and come prepared to get dirty, learn, and have fun!

Sheep 101 Workshop Flyer 6.28.19

Register HERE

Farm Tour

Join us for a FREE farm tour of Langetree Retreat & Eco Center in Liberty, Texas.

Langetree Retreat & Eco Center is a local farm, education center, and agriculture tourism destination.  We will tour the farm and discuss:

  • Agri-Tourism (hosting community events & farm tours)
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Determining your Niche
  • Marketing
  • Insurance
  • Community Engagement

Register HERE by May 15

Managing Your Piece of Texas

Soil Test? Forage Test? Resource Inventory? Conservation Plan? Do you know what these words and concepts mean and how they benefit you and your operation?

In order to manage our farms & ranches, it is important to first understand what we have to manage. Join us with  USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and experience the process of developing a conservation plan.

This class will will teach you about:

  • How to work with USDA NRCS & how that can benefit you
  • Understanding what natural resources your farm or ranch has to offer
  • Choosing the best livestock for your operation & why it matters
  • Managing your natural resources
  • Making a resource inventory & a land plan
  • Identifying & managing your  resources like water access, pastures, forage species and so much more
  • Accessing funding to address resource concerns

Download the workshop flyer here

REGISTER HERE

Farmers Market Workshop & Tour

We are inviting the public out for the day to enjoy a market tour and informational farmer’s market workshop.

This workshop will take a closer look at how local food systems and local goods producers work together to build a local and centralized market place.

REGISTER HERE

Friday from the Farm – Cooking Class

We invite the community out to the farm to gather, learn and break bread together. Participants will explore the vegetables seasonally available in late winter. We will focus on one or two main ingredients and discuss every detail from seed selection, signs of plant maturity, harvest, cleaning and storing techniques and a tips on how to prepare unique seasonal vegetables. Participants will then have an opportunity to share a farm fresh meal together-family pot luck style.

REGISTER HERE

Root Camp (Root Vegetable Propagation)

The month of February is a celebration of root vegetables in Texas.

This workshop will take a closer look at the life cycle of root vegetables from bed and soil preparation, planting, propagation and harvest. From planting asparagus crowns, treating onion sets, preparing and curing potatoes and selecting quick crop seeds, this class offers a comprehensive look at root vegetables.

REGISTER HERE


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