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GROW North Texas is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 7103, Dallas, TX 75209-0103

Upcoming events

    • Tue, December 11, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 1451 John West Rd, Dallas, TX 75228
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                         FARM LEARNING LAB:

          MANAGING PRODUCTION INCOME

    FOR SUCCESS

    December 11th
    9:00am - 1:00pm

    Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space
    1451 John West Rd, Dallas, 75228 

    Does your farm income keep you up at night? Are you worried about those one or two crops making or breaking your year? We can’t control the weather, and we can’t predict farm income interruptions. But, we can plan for them.
    Come to this free workshop and sleep better at night! 

    Join us for an interactive look at tools to assess potential income vulnerability throughout the year. You will have an opportunity to use tools to see where your farm’s income comes from throughout the year and look at strategies for managing any vulnerabilities, whether through diversification, crop insurance, or a combination. You will also gain knowledge on Whole Farm Revenue Protection crop insurance and have the chance to work with knowledgeable folks on whether this is a good option for your farm.

    Just getting started in farming? You are welcome as well! This workshop will give you an opportunity to think through your farm plan as you are planning or getting it up and going.


    Who should attend:

    • Any farmer or rancher who wants to improve the financial viability of their farming operation
    • Beginning farmers who are already growing or who have an idea of what they will grow. If you haven’t decided what you will be producing, this workshop maybe frustrating you to. 
    • Experienced farmers who want to better understand their farm and look at additional risk management options
    • Any farmer with more than one product raised on the farm


    Presenters include:

    Scott Marlow, Rural Advancement Foundation International -USA Scott is Senior Policy Specialist at RAFI-USA. Previously RAFI-USA’s Executive Director, Scott also directed the Farm Sustainability program, providing in-depth financial counseling to farmers in crisis, education on disaster assistance programs and access to credit, and addressing the needs of mid-scale farmers increasing the sustainability of their farms by transitioning to higher-value specialty markets. With over 20 years working with farmers, Scott’s specialty is financial infrastructure, including access to credit and risk management. He has served and continues to serve on various boards and committees in North Carolina and nationally, including the steering committee of the National Task Force to Renew Agriculture in the Middle. He has a Masters Degree in Crop Science from NC State University and a BA in Political Science from Duke University. 

    Susie Marshall, GROW North Texas - As founder and executive director of GROW North Texas, Susie has 15 years of experience in working with farmers and food access. She also directs the Food Safety Outreach project for the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, training small farmers in the Food Safety Modernization Act and serves on the Southern Risk Management Education Center Advisory Committee. Susie has a Masters Degree in Health & Physical Education from Texas A&M - Commerce and a BS from Texas Wesleyan University. 


    This training made possible by a grant from the USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach.


Past events

Sat, November 17, 2018 Getting Your Garden Ready: Sheet Mulching
Sat, November 03, 2018 Home Pest Control Made Easy
Sat, August 25, 2018 Fall Gardening: Preparing to Grow
Thu, July 12, 2018 Cottage Food & Local Food Regulations - Waco
Sat, June 30, 2018 Urban Gardens: Raised Beds and Healthy Soil
Wed, May 30, 2018 Market Ready! Designing Your Market Booth for Increased Sales
Wed, May 23, 2018 Market Ready! Social Media for Increased Farm Sales
Thu, May 17, 2018 FSMA Exepmtions for Direct-Market Farmers - Nacogdoches
Wed, May 16, 2018 Cottage Food & Local Food Regulations - Tyler
Tue, May 15, 2018 FSMA Exemptions for Direct-Market Farms - Winnsboro
Fri, May 04, 2018 Business & Legal Issues for Farmers - Hillsboro
Thu, May 03, 2018 Legal & Business Issues for Farmers - Decatur
Wed, May 02, 2018 Cottage Foods and Local Food Regulation - Wichita Falls
Tue, May 01, 2018 Why Are You Farming? Letting Your Farm Goals Lead
Wed, April 25, 2018 Goal Setting for Your Farm
Sat, April 14, 2018 Seed Sorting #3!
Wed, March 28, 2018 Market Ready! Marketing Your Farm for Increased Sales
Sun, February 25, 2018 Dinner with Chef Gino Nikolini
Thu, February 08, 2018 Cultivating Community: Growing your Community Garden
Tue, December 05, 2017 Taking the Next Step: Reaching Your Farm Dreams
Sat, November 11, 2017 Seeding Dallas: Good Food for the City
Fri, September 15, 2017 6th Annual Dallas Hunger Summit
Thu, September 14, 2017 Give & GROW: After Hours at the Market
Tue, September 12, 2017 GROW Pint Night: Connecting Farm to Lunchbox
Mon, September 11, 2017 Ferguson Road Initiative Community Connection Town Hall Meeting
Sat, July 22, 2017 Tarrant Area Food Bank's Dig Deep 2017: A Conference for Growers
Sat, June 24, 2017 Composting Workshop
Sat, June 03, 2017 GROW North Texas at Voly in the Park
Tue, May 16, 2017 Craft and Growler Pint Night for GROW North Texas
Sat, February 11, 2017 Seeding Dallas:
Tue, February 07, 2017 Craft and Growler Pint Night for GROW North Texas
Thu, January 12, 2017 2017 TOFGA Organics Conference
Sat, November 05, 2016 Oak Cliff Coop Snoop
Thu, September 22, 2016 North Texas Giving Day
Fri, September 16, 2016 PARK(ing) Day
Thu, February 25, 2016 Farmers Market Vendor Training
Sat, January 16, 2016 Urban Agriculture Success Training Series #2
Sat, January 09, 2016 Advocacy Training - Urban Ag Series
Sat, December 12, 2015 Nuts and Bolts of Urban Ag Projects - Urban Ag Series
Thu, December 03, 2015 POSTPONED - Funding and Fundraising - Urban Ag Series
Thu, December 03, 2015 Semi-Regular Come-Togetherness with Farmer & Author Forrest Pritchard
Sat, November 21, 2015 Building Community - Urban Ag series
Fri, November 13, 2015 Urban Agriculture Success Training Series #1
Thu, November 05, 2015 Accessing Land in the City - Urban Ag series
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