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.​ 

Event Title
​Date(s), Time and     Location(s) ​Topic(s) ​Leaders
​Taking A Closer Look at Value-Added Dairy Opportunities Workshop
  • Flier (Coming Soon)
Preregistration required by December 13, 2019. Space is limited. There is no registration fee. Lunch is provided. 

To register: Please email Kim Giorgio at
and provide names of participants, phone numbers and county location. 

​This workshop will be conducted from 8:00am to 4:00pm local time at the following location:
  • December 19, 2019  Loudon, TN
​Topics of Discussion:
  • Potential for Value-Added Dairy Enterprises in TN
  • Calculating Milk Production Costs and Assessing Strengths and Weaknesses
  • On-Farm Milk Processing Costs
  • Lessons Learned from a Value-Added Dairy Processor
  • Dairy Processing Considerations
  • Sanitation and Food Safety
  • Permitting of Dairy Processing Equipment and Facilities in Tennessee
  • Marketing Dairy Products
  • Grant Opportunities for Value-Added Dairies
​Hal Pepper (CPA)
Current Assessment of ​International Trade on U.S. and Tennessee Agriculture
Registration Required by November 11, 2019. A meal will be served.
This workshop will start at 6:00pm local time at the following location:
  • November 14, 2019 Trenton (Crenshaw's Catfish Cookers Restaurant) 
​Topics of Discussion:
  • ​Overall outlook for US and Tennessee agricultural exports
  • How the trade war is affecting key agricultural sectors such as corn, soybeans and beef
  • Pending trade agreements and implications for agricultural trade
  • Importance of Tennessee forest exports
​Andrew Muhammad (UT) 
Rob Holland (CPA)
Danny Morris (UT)
Got Farm Records...Now What?

Space is limited and pre-registration is required five business days prior to the workshop. The registration fee is $20 per person. Lunch is provided. 
​This workshop will be conducted from 9:00am to 4:00pm local time at the following locations:
  • September 24, 2019  Franklin
  • October 8, 2019  Memphis
  • November 4, 2019  Knoxville
  • November 5, 2019  Chattanooga
  • November 7, 2019  Lawrenceburg
  • January 13, 2020  Cookeville
  • January 14, 2020  Blountville
  • January 30, 2020  Jackson
  • February 12, 2020 Clarksville
This workshop is designed for existing or would-be operators of a value-added farm business. Using records developed for an example farm with value-added enterprises, presenters will teach how to export the example farm records into a spreadsheet and how to analyze and use them in making business management decisions. 

Participants should bring their own laptop computer. Computers will not be provided. 
​Hal Pepper (CPA)