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Daniel Morris

​Daniel Morris is an Area Farm Management Specialist for UT Extension. Photo by T. Johnson, courtesy UTIA. Download image.

 


TRENTON, Tenn. — University of Tennessee Extension welcomes Daniel Morris as the new Area Farm Management Specialist for the following counties in West Tennessee: Carroll, Chester, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Henderson, Madison, McNairy, and Weakley.
 
Using the latest farm financial planning software, Morris will assist farm families with confidential, intensive analyses of their farming operations.
 
Morris 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
 
Morris 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.
 
Morris’s prior experience includes working as a grain merchandiser for a large agribusiness firm in Southern Illinois and experience working as an agricultural lender for a community bank located in West Tennessee.
 
“I look forward to using my background in banking to assist producers in developing farm cash flows and analyzing the results. Also, I plan to use my grain merchandising background to assist farmers with questions related to grain marketing,” Morris said.
 
Morris earned his master’s degree in agribusiness and risk management from UT Martin and his bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from UT Martin.
 
“I am excited about working for University of Tennessee Extension and helping the farmers and producers in the counties I serve.”
 
Agricultural producers from the counties listed above can reach Morris 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:  

Daniel Morris, Extension Area Specialist – Farm Management, UT Extension, 731-855-7656,
danhmorr@utk.edu