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Adam Hopkins

​Adam Hopkins is an Area Farm Management Specialist for UT Extension. Photo by T. Johnson, courtesy UTIA.
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DANDRIDGE, Tenn. —University of Tennessee Extension welcomes Adam Hopkins as the new Area Farm Management Specialist for the following East Tennessee counties: Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Scott, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, and Washington.
 
Using the latest farm financial planning software, Hopkins will assist farm families with confidential, intensive analyses of their farming operations.
 
Hopkins can help farm families with:
        ·         evaluation of current financial situation and alternatives for the future
        ·        capitalizing on strengths and reducing weaknesses
        ·         goal setting
        ·         farm record keeping
        ·         overall financial management
        ·      marketing
        ·         debt management
        ·       risk management
        ·         machinery investment decisions
        ·         analyzing economics of crop and livestock production decisions
 
Hopkins will work with Extension agents and develop comprehensive farm and financial management educational programs for Tennessee’s Manage Program using workshops, seminars and individual visits with farm families in the counties listed above.
 
Hopkins grew up as an active member of 4-H and FFA programs. While his greatest interest is in beef cattle, he is also interested in: beekeeping, direct marketing, small and beginning farmers, farmers markets, and vegetable production.
 
“I am excited to work with producers throughout northeast Tennessee. I truly enjoy helping producers, and I feel blessed that my job gives me the opportunity to meet and learn from such a diverse and passionate group of individuals,” said Hopkins.
 
Having worked with UT Extension since 2008 in 4-H and adult agriculture in Jefferson County, he also holds a master’s degree in agribusiness and risk management, an MBA from UT Martin, and a bachelor’s degree in animal science.
 
Agricultural producers from the counties listed above can reach Hopkins by contacting their local UT Extension office.
 
The UT Institute of Agriculture provides instruction, research and outreach through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch, including its system of 10 research and education centers, and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.

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Contact:  

Adam Hopkins, Extension Area Specialist – Farm Management, UT Extension, 865-397-2969, ahopkin1@utk.edu