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.​ 

Dair-ing To Learn Value-Added Webinar Series


Educational sessions to help direct farm marketers and value-added agriculture entrepreneurs analyze, develop, and grow their enterprises. While the program especially targets value-added dairy producers, all are welcome and encouraged to participate!

Date, Time and Location

All sessions will be held on the second Tuesday of each month via Zoom at 11:30 AM CDT / 12:30 PM EDT:

May 9, 2023 – “Key Concepts for Successful Marketing”, Megan Bruch Leffew, Center for Profitable Agriculture

June 13, 2023 – “UT Center of Farm Management” – David Bilderback, UT Center of Farm Management

July 11, 2023 – “Adobe Express 101”, David Yates, UT Extension Eastern Region

August 8 , 2023 – TBD

September 12, 2023 – TBD

October 10, 2023 – TBD

November 14, 2023 – TBD

December 12, 2023 – TBD


Registration is free, but preregistration is required.

Please register here at


Contact Alaina Boyd at 931-486-2777 ext 126 or

TAEP Eligibility

Producers participating in at least five sessions per calendar year 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. Questions about TAEP should be directed to the TAEP Producer Diversification Coordinator at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture at    

Support for the program has been made available in part through USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives Grant AM200100XXXXG002. Additional information about the Southeastern Dairy Business Initiative  can be found at

MarketReady Dairy Producer Training


The core MarketReady session aims to educate producers interested in expanding their business and products into wholesale, retail, and restaurant markets.

This virtual training opportunity is made possible by the Southeast Dairy Business Innovation Initiative. Following our main MarketReady core sessions, we are hosting a series of advanced topics. The topics will span areas ranging from marketing, risk and insurance, distribution and logistics, and packaging and quality assurance. The link to register will give you access to every training date listed below. Please choose one of the two Core MarketReady Dairy training sessions to attend and any advanced topics that will fit into your schedule. Zoom links and reminders will be sent out a few days prior to the meeting.

Date, Time and Location

This training will take place virtually via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed out with your registration confirmation. 

Core MarketReady Dairy Sessions: Tuesday, May 16th from 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST & Tuesday, May 23rd from 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST.

Advanced Topic Sessions:

Thursday, June 1st from 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST

Thursday, June 8th from 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST

Thursday, June 15th from 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST

Thursday, June 22nd from 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST

Thursday, June 29th from 11:30 am-1:00 pm EST


Please RSVP online here.


Contact Alaina Boyd at 931-486-2777 ext 126 or or Camille Dant at

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