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Intro To Basic On-Farm Carpentry

  • Thu, April 25, 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • 1451 John West Drive


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APRIL 25, 2024
Owenwood Farm and Neighbor space 1451 John West Drive Dallas, Texas

Are you a farmer or grower and would like to learn some basic carpentry skills to enhance your farm? Whether you're a beginner or an experienced grower, there may come a time when you'll need to build, repair, update or remodel structures on your property and it's a good idea to know which is the best tool to use for the job at hand. You'll receive instructions from Brandon Iker on the proper use of fasteners (screws and nails), types of wood to use, and common power tools.
There will be time allowed for Q & A and the opportunity for some hands-on practice with the power tools. 
From simple handwashing stations to chicken coops, this in-person workshop will provide you with the information and basic skills you need to fix your farm!

Instructor bio:

Brandon Iker, PhD. With over 30 years of hands-on agricultural experience across Ohio, Arizona, Michigan, and Texas, Brandon has a wealth of knowledge in both urban and rural small farm operations, sustainability, and water quality.  

Brandon’s workshops combine deep scientific insights with practical, real-world applications. Ideal for anyone looking to revitalize an old farm or enhance their current operations, these workshops offer a unique opportunity to learn from a seasoned expert in a positive and professional setting.

Brandon holds a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Arizona. He also earned dual B.S. degrees in Ecology and Molecular Biology from Northern Kentucky University. 

Funded by grant number: FSA23CPT0012854


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