Master Dairy

The Master Dairy Program is an educational program of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Department of Animal Science. Farmers interested in becoming a certified “Master Dairy Producer” will need to attend 2 of the various programs offered during each calendar year.  Subsequent modules will focus on calving and calf rearing. We anticipate this certification will satisfy the educational component for those intending to apply for the 50% cost share through the TAEP program. Dairy Producers, Dairy Farm Employees, Professional Consultants, Extension Educators, and others interested in learning about new options for managing dairy farms should plan to attend this program.

​Diversification:  What's out there?

In 2018, the second educational program offered as part of Master Dairy Producer will focus on alternatives to supplement the dairy and resources available to farmers. Farmers interested in becoming a certified “Master Dairy Producer” will need to attend 2 of the various programs offered during 2018. We anticipate this certification will satisfy the educational component for those intending to apply for the 50% cost share through the TAEP program. To view current items available for cost-share, visit the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Application Materials and select “Application A” for most dairy-related items.

Mee​​ting Locations and Dates

  • Greeneville (Greene County) – July 12, The Caney Branch Volunteer Fire Department, 11970 Newport Hwy., Greeneville, TN 37743.  Contact:  Milton Orr, (423) 798-1719
  • Athens (McMinn County) – July 16, Western Sizzlin, 1804 Decatur Pike, Athens, TN 37303.  Contact: Tim Woods, (423) 745-2852 
  • McMinnville (Warren County) – July 17, TSU Nursery Research Station, 472 Cadillac Lane, McMinnville, TN 37110. Contact: Heath Nokes, (931) 473-8484
  • Lewisburg (Marshall County) – July 18, Russell Catering 220 Water Street, Lewisburg, TN 37091. Contact:  Matt Webb (931) 359-1929
  • Springfield (Robertson County) – July 19, Robertson County UT Extension Office, 408 North Main St., Springfield, TN 37172. Contact: Jeff Smith (615) 384-7936
  • Paris (Henry County) – July 20, Henry County UT Extension Office, 1120 Tyson Ave, Paris, TN 38242.  Contact: Ranson Goodman (731) 642-2941 
 
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