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TSU Outreach & Assistance Conference and Farm Tour

Location

Montgomery county Extension

Start Date

5/17/2018 8:00 AM

End Time

5/18/2018 5:00 PM

Description

Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program TSU Outreach & Assistance Workshop May 17-18, 2018 Where: The Montgomery County Extension office 1030 Cumberland Heights Rd., Clarksville, TN 37040 Local Contact: Karla Kean, TSU Horticulture & Small Farm Agent 931-648-5725 Cost? No cost but pre-registration is required by May 11th, 2018: To Register: Contact Sherry Crudup at TSU at 615-963-5832 or shpatterson@tnstate.edu

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All Day Event

 

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TSU

Detailed Description

​Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program
TSU Outreach & Assistance Workshop
May 17-18, 2018
Where: The Montgomery County Extension office
1030 Cumberland Heights Rd., Clarksville, TN 37040
Local Contact: Karla Kean, TSU Horticulture & Small Farm Agent 931-648-5725
Cost? No cost but pre-registration is required by May 11th, 2018:
To Register: Contact Sherry Crudup at TSU at 615-963-5832 or shpatterson@tnstate.edu
8:30 – 8:50 am: Registration
8:50 – 9:00 am: Welcome
9:00 – 9:45 am: Orchard Production 101, Karla Kean, TSU Montgomery County
Horticulture & Small Farm Agent
10:00 – 10:45 am: Cut Flower Production, Lee Sammons III, UT Extension Agent, Hardeman County
11:00-11:45 am: Greenhouse Production 101, Lee Sammons III, UT Extension Agent
11:45am – 12: 45pm Lunch (provided on-site)
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Organic Sweet Potato Production & Vertical Gardens, Dr. Dilip Nandwani, TSU Associate Professor- Organic Agriculture
1:45 – 2:00 pm Break
2:00pm – 2:45 pm: Budgeting & Business Planning, Xiurui "Iris” Cui, UT Ext Area Specialist I, Farm Management
2:45 pm -3:30pm: E-Commerce for Direct Farm Marketers, Chuck Grigsby, Marketing Specialist- Center for Profitable Agriculture
TSU OUTREACH & ASSISTANCE CONFERENCE FARM TOUR (MAY 18TH, 2018)
Bus will be provided by TSU for tour
8:00 AM Meet at 1030 Cumberland Heights Rd, Clarksville, TN 37040-6901
8:30 AM BUS LEAVES
1st Stop: Short Fence Farm: 1000 Butts Rd, Clarksville, TN 37042-7100:
ARRIVE 8:50 AM (8:50 – 10:00 AM)
In 2013, Short Fence Farm, was established as a small scale cattle operation on the periphery of the Woodlawn community (Montgomery County) with the goal of providing high quality, grass-fed , grass finished beef utilizing high intensity grazing techniques and holistic land management practices. The Dexter breed of cattle was chosen for its ability to finish well on grass, calving ease, and all around good nature.
Stop #2: Circle J Ranch: 4823 Lylewood Rd, Indian Mound, TN 37079-9449:
ARRIVE 10:20 AM (10:20 AM – 1:00PM)
*LUNCH AT THIS SITE
Small Farmer, Veteran-owned operation in Middle Tennessee dedicated to providing farm fresh products to our customers. 2016 Tennessee Small Farmer of the Year (Most Improved Operation). Featured Products: All natural beef, herbs, vegetables, fresh cut flowers.
Stop #3: Bill Corbin Farms: 4920 Highway 161, Springfield, TN 37172-6726:
ARRIVE 2:10 PM (2:10 PM – 3:10 PM)
The Corbin Farm in Robertson County grows Industrial Hemp, Indigo, wheat, corn, soybeans, tobacco and livestock.
Stop #4: Blocker Farms: 3405 Anderson Rd, Cedar Hill, TN 37032-9101:
ARRIVE 3:20 PM (3:20 – 4:20PM)
Brad Walker is owner and operator of Blocker Farms which raises home grown produce for sale at farmers markets around middle TN. Produce also sold in bulk by order only for those who wish preserve their own food.
LEAVE: 4:20 PM, ARRIVE 5:30PM AT 1030 Cumberland Heights Rd, Clarksville, TN 37040-6901
Tennessee State University is an AA/EEO employer.

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April 18

StartDate

5/17/2018 8:00 AM

EndDate

5/18/2018 5:00 PM

Event Contact

Karla Kean 931-648-5725 or kkean@utk.edu

Leadership Team

Commercial Horticulture

Focus-Area-Programs

Fruit and Vegetable, Commercial

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