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.‚Äč 

Tennessee Specialty Vegetable Trainings


Educational sessions on growing and marketing specialty vegetable crops. specifically garlic and microgreens, and urban agriculture production systems.

Date, Time and Location

All workshops will be held 9:00AM – 2:00PM LOCAL TIME.

March 10, 2023 – Memphis, TN

March 23, 2023 – Gallatin, TN

March 30, 2023 – Jonesborough, TN


Registration is free, but preregistration is required. Seating is limited at each location. Lunch will be provided.

Please register here at

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2023 Biosafety Safari


Educational session on managing risks of animal encounters.

If you offer guests a chance to get up close and personal to animals, the UT Center for Profitable Agriculture, TN Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Agritourism Association have partnered together to offer this unique educational opportunity.We want you to understand more about zoonotic disease risks, learn strategies to reduce the opportunity for diseases to spread, and to share recommendations with guests on how they can reduce risks of contracting and sharing a zoonotic disease with others.

Date, Time and Location

Event will be held April 18, 2023 at 9AM – 4PM CDT.

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere – Jungle Terrace
3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

Zoo Map – The zoo is not currently providing hard copies of zoo maps. Download the map or zoo app to help you navigate the zoo during the event.


Pre-registration is required by April 4. Please register here.

Registration includes the admission to the zoo, parking, lunch, admission to the workshop and walking tour. Seating is limited, so interested individuals are encouraged to register soon.

Special note for Dairy Producers: Contact Alaina Boyd to register at 931-486-2777 ext 126 or A limited number of scholarships are available for registration fees for dairy producers.

UT/TSU Extension Agents interested in attending should contact James Harlan at or 931-486-2777 ext 124.

Registration fees:

  • $50 for Tennessee Agritourism Association Members
  • $65 for non-member adults
  • $30 for youth ages 2 to 12
  • Free for kids under 2 (registration required)

If you have others who would like to explore the zoo for the day (April 18), you may purchase additional zoo admission only (no workshop or lunch):

  • $18 for adults
  • $14 for youth ages 2 to 12
  • Free for kids under 2 (registration required so a ticket will be available)


Contact Alaina Boyd at 931-486-2777 ext 126 or or Tonya Keller with the Tennessee Agritourism Association at

TAEP Eligibility

This workshop will fulfill one Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) Producer Diversification educational requirement for the following Producer Diversification sectors: Agritourism, Fruits and Vegetables, and Value-Added. The name of the person who registers must match the name on the TAEP application whenever applying. Questions about TAEP should be directed to the TAEP Producer Diversification Coordinator at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture at

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