These resources are intended to provide information that can help farmers and families cope with the immediate negative consequences of drought across Tennessee. The majority of the listed publications have been developed by UT Institute of Agriculture faculty and staff specifically for Tennessee production systems. You will find dates, locations and times listed for statewide producer webinars where drought management techniques will be presented. Recordings of the live webinars are also posted for later viewing. We have included links to external educational information and resources. Materials will be continually updated and added as we endure this drought period, so please check back frequently.
Most importantly, you have direct access to The University of Tennessee in every county. Your UT County Extension Agent is available to work with you on situations that are unique to your farm.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans
are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Tennessee as a result of the drought that began on Oct. 18, 2016.
Available for Anderson, Bledsoe, Cumberland, Fentress, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Morgan, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Van Buren and White Counties.
Livestock Culling During Drought
November 3, 2016
Emergency Livestock Watering
November 2, 2016
Livestock Nutrition in Drought
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