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Natural Awakenings Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex Edition


Farming 101 Free Webinar

Susie Marshall, of GROW North Texas, will present a webinar from 9:30 to 11 a.m., January 30, Get Started Farming in North Texas, specifically designed for prospective farmers or those currently farming that could use additional education and support. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) definition of a farmer is anyone with the potential to make at least $1,000 from growing and selling agricultural products.

The average DFW metroplex household spends $8,240 a year, but less than 1 percent of that goes to local farms. The opportunity to capture some of that annual food spending is there, but preparation is essential. The NTX Farm Success project helps local farmers establish a firm foundation. The webinar, supported by a grant from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, will address the pros and cons of farming, discuss solutions, go through many aspects of a farm operation, including the skill and knowledge needed, and provide additional resources for success.


For more information, call 214-702-6655 or visit