Workshops

 
Below are workshops developed and presented by the Tennessee Beginning Farmers Development Program.


 
 Upper Cumberland Beginning Farmer Short Course
 
​​​The Upper Cumberland Beginning Farmer short course is a five-month certificate program designed for those with an interest in becoming agricultural entrepreneurs. Ideal candidates or this program include those who are new to agriculture, those who wish to transition into agriculture from another field or those who are looking for a post-retirement opportunity. The program focuses on teaching the concepts, providing information, and facilitating hands-on experience needed to build solid, viable, and successful agricultural businesses. 
 
Topics covered include: USDA Veteran's Programs; Tips on Livestock and Forages; Spring Gardening and Maintenance; Developing a Farm Business Plan; Industrial Hemp Opportunities in Tennessee; NRCS and FSA Programs; Fruit Trees- Selection, Planting, and Maintenance; and Beekeeping 101.  

 
                                                                                                                 May 28, 2019
                                                                                                                 June 25, 2019
                                                                                                                 August 6, 2019
                                                                                                                 September 10, 2019
                                                                                                                 October 8, 2019

 
Location: Varies; Time: 9 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Cost is $100 per person or $125 per couple. For more information, contact:
 
Scott Swoape
aswoape1@utk.edu 
UT Extension White County
(931) 836-3348


 

 
Slow Your Roll Workshop Series 
 
​​​This is plan before you pant workshop series. The workshop will be held every 3rd Tuesday (February - October) at the Montgomery County Extension. 
 
Topics covered include: USDA Veteran's Programs; Tips on Livestock and Forages; Spring Gardening and Maintenance; Developing a Farm Business Plan; Industrial Hemp Opportunities in Tennessee; NRCS and FSA Programs; Fruit Trees- Selection, Planting, and Maintenance; and Beekeeping 101.  
 
Location: 1030 Cumberland Heights Rd., Clarksville TN; Time: 6-7:30 p.m. There is no cost but you must pre-register seven (7) days before the event.
For more information, contact:
 
Karla Kean
kkean@utk.edu
UT-TSU Extension Montgomery County
montgomery.tennessee.edu
(931) 648-5725​