Event Title
​Date(s), Time and     Location(s) ​Topic(s) ​Leaders
Improve Communication and Build Better Relationships with Real Colors© : A Workshop Developed for Direct Farm Marketers and Agritourism Entrepreneurs
Pre-registration and pre-payment of $20 per person per event registration fee required no later than five business days prior to each workshop. Lunch will be provided.

These workshops fulfill a TAEP educational requirement in ONLY the following Producer Diversification Sectors: Fruits and Vegetables, Agritourism, and Value-Added.

This workshop will be offered in four locations from 9:00am-3:30pm local time.
  • January 10, 2018 - Jackson
  • January 11, 2018 - Murfreesboro
  • January 17, 2018 - Greeneville
  • January 18, 2018 - Harriman

Space is limited due to the interactive nature of the workshop.

Registered participants will be sent detailed location information the week prior to the workshop.

​Improve communication and create positive and rewarding personal and professional relationships by learning how to better understand yourself and others.

Direct farm marketers, agritourism entrepreneurs and their key team members will learn to:
  • Identify their own and other people’s Real Colors and associated strengths.
  • Understand the different ways people process information.
  • Communicate effectively with people of all Real Colors temperaments.
  • Build rapport, reduce conflict and strengthen teams.

​Megan Bruch Leffew (CPA)
David Yates (UT Extension)
Recordkeeping for Successful Value-Added Enterprises
Pre-registration and pre-payment of $20 per person per event registration fee required no later than five business days prior to each workshop. Lunch will be provided.

These workshops fulfill a TAEP educational requirement in ONLY the following Producer Diversification Sectors: Fruits and Vegetables, Agritourism, and Value-Added.


​This workshop will be offered in six locations from 9:00am-4:00pm local time.
  • December 12, 2017 - Martin
  • December 13, 2017 - Carthage
  • December 14, 2017 - Chattanooga
  • March 13, 2018 - Memphis
  • March 14, 2018 - Franklin
  • March 15, 2018 - Knoxville
​Participants will be introduced to QuickBooks accounting software and learn about:
  • Setting up chart of accounts, items, customers and vendors
  • Entering sales and making deposits
  • Paying bills and writing checks
  • Creating reports
Please note: This workshop is designed for Desktop, NOT on-line basic users that operate a for-profit value-added farm business. Participants will be shown how to enter checks and deposits for an "example" value-added enterprise. A workshop manual for home reference will be provided. 
​Hal Pepper (CPA)
​Tennessee Farmers Market Manager Training Tips to Make Your Market Thrive
 

Pre-registration is required by 
November 20, 2017.  
​This workshop will be offered in two locations from 9:30am to 4:00pm local time. 
  • November 28, 2017 - Franklin, TN 
  • November 29, 2017 - Knoxville, TN
Workshops will feature presentations and discussions on: 

·     Communicating the Benefits and Impacts of Your Farmers Market—promote the diverse impacts generated by your farmers market to key community and development leaders

·     Building a Network of Farmers Markets for Collective Impact—learn a strategy to develop a collaborative network of farmers markets and capitalize on the many benefits gained by working together for the collective impact of all farmers markets

·     Trends in Local Food Systems—hear about trends in Tennessee and nearby states in local foods and processing

·      Farm to Tablet—increase awareness of your farmers market and products through smart media strategies

​Hal Pepper (CPA)
​Developing Value-Added Agriculture Businesses
Pre-registration is required by November 10, 2017.
This workshop will be offered in three locations from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. local time. 
  • November 20, 2017 Maynardville
  • November 21, 2017 Murfreesboro
  • November 22, 2017 Martin
Workshops will feature presentations and discussions on: 
  • Business Planning Considerations
  • Identifying Grant Opportunities
  • Overview of VAPG
  • Developing Your Ideas for a VAPG
  • Proposal and Application Preparation
  • Overview of Scoring Criteria
  • Producer Experience Panel
Hal Pepper (CPA)