UTIA Family, please refer utk.edu/coronavirus for the latest updates and student information. For UTIA-specific resources, please visit utia.tennessee.edu/coronavirus .

Educational Events

Cancellation Policy:

The entire registration fee will be charged for educational program cancellations made after the registration deadline.  The entire registration fee will also be charged for any registration participant who does not attend the event. Educational programs include events such as trainings, seminars, workshops, tours, webinars and conferences.​ 

Grow Your Direct-to-Consumer Farm Sales with Pick Tennessee Products Seminars


Free seminar. Pre-registration required at least three business days prior to workshop. Meal provided.

See event flier.


Dates, Times, Locations and Registration Number

Call the local Extension office where meeting is held to pre-register and obtain workshop location information. All start times are local. We expect the seminars to last two hours.

November 8 – Grundy County at 11:30am – 931-592-3971
November 8 – Scott County at 6:00pm – 423-663-4777
November 9 – Hancock County at 1:30pm – 423-733-2526
November 9 – Cocke County at 6:30pm – 423-623-7531
November 18 – Hardeman County at 12:00pm – 731-658-2421
November 18 – Perry County at 5:30pm – 31-589-2331


Contact

Contact Megan Bruch Leffew at mleffew@utk.edu or the hosting county at the phone numbers listed above for more information.

A Series of Four Workshops for Reaching Local Farms

Free workshop. Preregistration is required. The deadline to preregister is 3:00pm on December 1, 2021. Seating is limited and a meal will be provided as part of the educational program. Preregister by phone at 931-424-7347 or online at martinmethodist.typeform.com/to/xA7tzzb6

See event flier.

Each workshop will be held on the UT Southern campus in Pulaski and will begin at 6:00pm.

  • December 8 – A General Overview of Carbon Markets and Carbon Credits
  • December 9 – Considerations for Growing Various Specialty Crops
  • December 15 – How Technology Has Changed Farming
  • December 16 – Considerations for Direct Marketing Meat and Live Animals for Custom Harvest

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​Exploring Agritourism for Your Farm


Free Virtual Workshop

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Dates, Times and Locations

Choose one of two workshops. Each workshop consists of four, two-hour sessions. The number of participants will be limited to allow instructors to better address participant needs and questions Register now to reserve your space. You will receive an email with a single URL to join all four sessions. Materials for the workshop will be provided via mail.

August 2021 Workshop
August 3, 10, 17 and 27, 2021
11:00am – 1:00pm Central/12:00pm – 2:00pm Eastern

Registration is now closed.


​Topics

Farmers interested in adding value to their farm resources through agritourism are invited to join UT Extension and Tennessee Department of Agriculture specialists for a free online workshop. If you are interested in inviting the public to the farm to purchase farm products, participate in educational activities, enjoy farm fun or other agritourism opportunities, this workshop is for you. This workshop will help farmers understand what it takes to evaluate, develop and market an agritourism operation. Topics discussed will include an introduction to agritourism and industry trends, creating the customer experience, business planning, regulatory considerations, liability and insurance, and more.


TAEP Eligibility

This workshop fulfills a Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) requirement in the Agritourism, Fruit and Vegetable and Value-Added Producer Diversification Sectors. The same registered producer (using the same name) must attend all four sessions in order to receive the credit for TAEP as no substitutions will be allowed. For additional information regarding educational programs for TAEP requirements, please contact Grant Pulse at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, 615-837-5347.


Leaders

Megan Bruch Leffew (CPA)
Amy Ladd (Lucky Ladd Farms)
Kacey Troup (TDA)

These workshops are made possible, in part, through a Southern Risk Management Education Grant supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2018-70027-28585. Additional support provided by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.