The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas AgrAbility will present a workshop in Belton on Aug. 12 for active duty and veteran military members and others interested in production agriculture.
The Battleground to Breaking Ground workshop will be from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office for Bell County, 1605 N. Main St., Suite 102.
The cost is $25, and both breakfast and lunch are included. To ensure adequate space, attendees are requested to RSVP by registering online in advance by Aug. 9 at https://bit.ly/3eYcEg7.
“This is the first in-person workshop we have been able to offer in more than a year due to the COVID pandemic,” said Erin Kimbrough, AgriLife Extension program manager. “We’re looking forward to being able to be face to face with our program participants again and interact with them on a more personal level.”
Kimbrough said the Battleground to Breaking Ground workshop is a one-day program designed for military veterans, beginning farmers and ranchers, individuals with disabilities and anyone else interested in starting an agriculture-related business.
“This workshop provides the opportunity for participants to learn how to begin, develop and find funding for their agricultural operation, as well as network with other people who have similar interests and needs,” she said.
Workshop sessions will include:
— Agriculture business start-up.
— Business plan development.
— Veteran programs and resources.
— Possibilities for farming or ranching with a disability.
— Financial funding sources for farming and ranching.
— Marketing resources.
— Resources to support agriculture business operations.
For more information on the Battleground to Breaking Ground program, contact Kimbrough at 979-321-5228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas AgrAbility focuses on connecting, assisting and empowering agricultural producers, their family members and employees with disabling physical conditions and chronic health issues to stay engaged in production agriculture. For more information on Texas AgrAbility, go to http://txagrability.tamu.edu/.