Friday, January 3, 2014

Beginning Welding and Farm Equipment 101 Workshop

Learn everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about maintaining your farm equipment at the Missouri Organic Association’s Annual Conference.  This one-day session at the conference will focus on Farm Equipment 101.  There will also be a special session on welding that will take place off-site at Ozark Technical College.  The date for this session is February 8th.

  • Beginning Welding with Jim Bridwell & Eric Lansdown from Ozark Technical College – Learn the specifics about the different kinds of welds, how to use them as well as the opportunity to learn and practice welding using these different methods.
  • Sustainable Farm Models: Utilizing Solar and Wind Energy with Gilbert Lopez from Free Power Systems – Gilbert will walk you through ways to use solar and wind energy for sustainable farming on a small farm budget.
  • Solar Energized Farm Tractors and Equipment with Gilbert Lopez from Free Power Systems – Gilbert will teach the specifics on how to turn your farm tractors and equipment into solar units.
  • Tractor Mechanics 101 with Michael Kilpatrick from Kilpatrick Family Farms – Bring your questions and wrenches and get to work! Michael will be conducting this hands-on workshop on basic tractor mechanics.
  • Walk-Behind Tractors for Small-Scale Farms with Joel Dufour from Earth Tools – Learn the basics about BCS walk behind tractors from Earth Tools, the original dealers of BSC. Joel will be covering the basic settings for differing crops, uses of the attachments and the how-to’s of maintaining this equipment.
  • Tractor Implements, Wheel Spacing & Systems for 5+ Acre Market Farms with Michael Kilpatrick from Kilpatrick Family Farms – Michael will teach tractor-based intensive market gardening using tractor wheel spacing, implements to reduce workloads, and other tips to help you farm successfully.
The Beginning Welding & Farm Equipment 101 will take place as part of the Missouri Organic Association’s Annual Conference that will be held at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield MO on February 6-8, 2014.

The Early Bird Special continues through January 15, 2014 - Buy 1 Full Price, Get 1 Half Price.  

For full conference details and registration click here.

To register just for this one day workshop, the cost is $65 which includes a meal or get a Double Deal - Buy 1 Regular Price, Get 1 Half Price - $97.50


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