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
​Food for Profit 2019
This workshop qualifies as one course toward the educational requirements to receive 50% TAEP cost share ONLY: Fruits and Vegetables and Value-Added diversification sectors. 
​This workshop will be offered in the following locations from 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. local time.
  • ​January 31, 2019 - Lebanon at the Wilson County Ag Center
  • February 12, 2019 - Unicoi at the Town of Unicoi Tourist Information Center
​Food for Profit takes you step by step through the information necessary to start and run a small food product business. Sessions will include planning your business, regulations, marketing, safe food handling, packaging, financing and more. A Tennessee food manufacturer will also share some of the realities of a food business.  ​Megan Bruch Leffew (CPA)
Nathan Miller (UT Extension)
Building a Sustainable Business Workshop Series
This workshop fulfills a TAEP requirement in the Agritourism, Fruits and Vegetables, and Value-Added Producer diversification sectors. Producers must attend a minimum of four (4) sessions to receive one (1) credit. Value-Added producers are eligible to receive two (2) credits if all eight (8) are attended. For TAEP credit, missed sessions cannot be made up. 
​This workshop series will be conducted live in Jackson, TN  and at satellite locations via web conferencing in Columbia, Knoxville and Memphis on the following dates:

January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
​This workshop series is designed for operators of a value-added farm business. Participants will learn business planning strategies and receive training in eight sessions that will equip them with the tools needed to complete their business plan.

Presenters will teach provided materials from Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses. 
​Hal Pepper (CPA)
​Farmers Market Manager Training
​This workshop will be offered in the following locations from 9:30a.m.-4:15p.m. local time.
  • November 28, 2018 - Nashville
  • November 29, 2018 - Memphis
​Sessions will include the following NEW topics:
  • The Power of Partners: Addressing the Needs of Farmers Market Consumers
  • Farmers Market Data, Economics and Impacts
  • USDA's Farmers Market Promotion Program
  • Understanding the Cottage Food Law
​Hal Pepper (CPA)
Nathan Miller (UT Extension)
Chris Sneed (UT Extension)
Sreedhar Upendram (UT Extension) 
Facebook 101 for Direct Farm Marketers
This workshop fulfills a TAEP requirement in the Agritourism, Fruits and Vegetables, and Value-Added diversification sectors. 
​This workshop will be offered in the following locations from 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m. local time.
  • November 14, 2018 - Kingsport (This location is FULL - please email cpa@utk.edu to be put on a waiting list.) 
  • November 15, 2018 - Knoxville   (This location is FULL - please email cpa@utk.edu to be put on a waiting list.) ​
  • November 28, 2018 - Jackson
  • November 29, 2018 - Nashville
  • December 5, 2018 - McMinnville ​This location has been CANCELLED



              
​As Facebook continues to be a valuable marketing tool, some producers have not yet tapped its potential. This hands-on workshop will introduce value-added agriculture entrepreneurs, agritourism operators and direct farm marketers to marketing using Facebook. 

​Megan Bruch Leffew (CPA)
David Yates (UT Extension)
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