Here’s a Workshop to Help You Get Started​


UT AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville


A new workshop offered by 
University of Tennessee Extension has been planned for those who have been dreaming of green acres. Co-sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development and UT-Tennessee State University Extension, “Considerations for Beginning Farmers” will be offered to anyone interested in becoming a farm owner-operator.

The full-day workshop is designed for those with little or no farming background. Program topics include the language of agriculture; a self-assessment of goals, desires and commitment; basic crop and livestock needs; evaluating land suitability; equipment and tools; potential risks; and more.

Registration to attend is $25 per person, which includes the program and lunch.

The workshop is scheduled for six dates and locations across the state, beginning September 21 and running through July 2017. The next workshop is scheduled for Nov. 9
, 2016, at the Tri-State Exhibition Center in McDonald, Tenn. (Bradley County). The registration deadline is Nov. 1. For more information read here​ or contact Mitchell Mote in the Rutherford County Extension Office at 615-898-7710​.

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Workshop brochure