418 C.R. 2788 Sunset, Texas 76270 Ph.# (940) 427-2609
Rose Creek Farms
"Farmer Education Series" presented by The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
November 3rd, 2012 8:30am-5:00pm
Thank you to all the attendees who came out to join us, not only our wonderful local folks, but some from Austin, Glen Rose and the Dallas came in for the class! It was a beautiful day for the workshop. Thank you to Jay Mertz for traveling so far to come and to share your vast knowledge and expertise of the soil. Thank you to Mark Chapin for your expertise on pasture grasses and biological farming principals. Thank you to Lynn and Cindy Remsing for shutting down your operation and bringing all the wonderful farm equipment to us to demo. Thank you to Trish Percy our region 4 director for TOFGA for sharing your marketing skills and all your hard work. Thank you to TOFGA for hosting this event. Thank you to Red Bud Ranch for the tables and chairs, the food and all your help through out the day. Thank you Wanda Chapin (Mark's wife) for helping us out with whatever was needed. A special thank you to my husband who worked so hard to prepare for this event. We all learned a lot and truly felt blessed!
Emails sent from attendees:
wanted to thank you again for the great course you put on Saturday.
I learned a great deal. And, thanks for the chicken. We had it for
dinner, tonight. It was great!
Mertz - Founder of
Rabbit Hill Farms, in 1982 became a Vermi –Composter, manufacturer of
organic fertilizer Gardner, grower, lecturer, teacher, freelance writer,
previous board member of Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance, and board
Member of TOFGA.
Mark Chapin - Owner of Chapin Farms and owner of DM Plus. Dm Plus is a diverse solution of all-natural living microbes and the enzymes they produce in both agricultural and landscape applications. Mark has been involved in all areas of organics for over 35 years. He raises grass fed beef and manages his pastures biologically and organically. He raises cotton patch geese organically and holistically.
Lynn Remsing - On a five-acre tract in the middle of Arlington, Lynn Remsing runs a U-pick farm. But he also works with other smaller farms to increase sustainable fruit and vegetable production in various parts of the state. Lynn also runs Gnismer Farm Equipment. Come see germination chambers, plastic mulch, intensive growing in a small area, and a demonstration of the compost turner. Lynn will have some of his equipment on display at the workshop, but come to the farm and you can see some of it in action!
Pamela Klein Johnson - Full time organic farmer, activist, Weston A. Price Chapter Leader, retired engineer. She is passionate for growing clean, nutritious food, proper raising of our livestock and the preparation of traditional foods to promote health. Pam Johnson along with her husband Ronny are the owners of Rose Creek Farms in Wise County, Texas.
Trish Percy - Founder of Feed Texas First, a grass-roots organization that supports ensuring our food security in North Texas. Helping farmers create and maintain local markets for their products. Trish is also the current region 4 director for the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assoc.
Susie Marshall - Founder of the Gleaning Network of Texas. The Gleaning Network of Texas is a nonprofit, grassroots organization whose goal is to use our state’s existing surplus fresh produce resources to help alleviate hunger and improve nutrition for food-insecure Texans. Susie is the current president of the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assoc.
8:30 - 9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
9:00 - 10:00 Mark Chapin of Chapin Farms - Crop Rotation & Pasture Management
10:00 - 11:00 Poultry Management and Farm Tour - Pamela Klein Johnson of Rose Creek Farms.
11:00 - 12:30 Farm Equipment Demo - Lynn Remsing of Gnismer Farm Equipment
12:30 - 1:00 Lunch (Brown Bag)
1:00 - 1:30 Pam Klein Johnson - Certified Naturally Grown Program
1:30 - 3:00 Jay Mertz - Soils and Compost
3:15 - 3:45 Marketing - Susie Marshall and/or Trish Percy
3:45 - 4:15 Land Availability and Resources - Susie Marshall and/or Trish Percy
4:15 - 5:00 Wrap up / Questions
418 County Road 2788, Sunset, Texas 76270
$25.00 per person TOFGA members
$35.00 per person NON TOFGA members
Class is limited so register early!
Workshop held at:
Rose Creek Farms, a Certified Naturally Grown Produce and Herb farm. Our address is 418 County Road 2788, Sunset, Texas. Please check out the map provided on the Map and Directions page on this web site, GPS map is incorrect. Our phone number is 940-427-2609.
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