Crop Planning and Seed Starting: A Free Profiting Through Conservation Series Workshop

In June 2022, FARFA’s sister non-profit, the Council for Healthy Food Systems (CHFS), began hosting a variety of conservation workshops at Texas locations. These workshops are focused on building farmers’ skills to improve land management in Texas, and will continue through 2023. 

Funded by a grant from the National Resources Conservation Service of the USDA, these workshops share techniques to increase soil health, improve water quality, provide habitats for local wildlife species of concern, boost the environmental and economic performance of working agricultural land, and build and strengthen local food projects that provide healthy food and economic opportunities.

Profiting Through Conservation workshops are aimed at beginning farmers and ranchers, particularly military veterans, but open to anyone interested in improving their land. They cover a wide range of topics such as rotational grazing, cover cropping on small acreage, high tunnels, pastured poultry, and more. Each of the participating farms will host workshops on different topics, tailored for their regions and farm types, over the next two years. In addition, each location will be the site of two meetings per year offering technical and financial assistance information relating to implementing these land management practices.

Crop Planning and Seed Starting 

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. 

Where: F.A.R.M. located at 5532 Rocky Creek Road, Crowley, TX 76036

Join Farmers Assisting Returning Military (F.A.R.M.) and the Council for Healthy Food Systems for another free workshop in our Profiting From Conservation series. The focus of the day-long event will be “Crop Planning and Seed Starting”.

There are many benefits to starting your own seeds. You will save money, have a wider variety of cultivars to choose from that are better suited to your growing area, and have more control over the timing.  Learn what resources are available to you and learn how to successfully start your own plants.

Making a crop plan beforehand will save you time, money, reduce pest pressure, and increase your yields. We will de-mystify this process and discuss best practices for planning ahead as well as introduce tools available to help you with crop planning.

Thanks to a generous grant, we are able to offer this workshop for FREE as well as provide lunch at no cost to attendees. For this reason, and because space is limited, please notify us right away if you can no longer attend. This ensures that we can fill your space if we end up with a waiting list, and not purchase more lunches than needed.  

There is a stipend of $500 available to attendees who attend four of the workshops in our Profiting Through Conservation series, one Resource Meeting, and fill out all surveys.

Do you have any questions? Please contact Shanna Crew at shanna@healthyfoodsystems.org

Register HERE.