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Direct marketing veggies
​“How to Know If Your Direct Marketing Vegetable Enterprise is Making Money” is a topic that will be presented in August and September in workshops developed by University of Tennessee Extension Center for Profitable Agriculture. Photo courtesy UTIA.


SPRING HILL, Tenn. – Knowing whether you’re making money is critical to the success of any farm business says Hal Pepper, financial analysis specialist with the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture. This is especially true for those direct marketing fresh vegetables.

“How to Know If Your Direct Marketing Vegetable Enterprise is Making Money” is a topic that will be presented in August and September in workshops developed by University of Tennessee Extension Center for Profitable Agriculture. The workshops are designed to help growers learn the basics of using records and budgets to track revenue and costs and to plan. Some locations will offer an additional topic and these may include sales tax, business tax and liability insurance for value-added products or managing risks of backyard poultry.

“How to Know If Your Direct Marketing Vegetable Enterprise is Making Money” will be held on the following dates at these locations:

August 28 – Mountain City, Tenn.
September 12 – Memphis, Tenn.
September 12 –Brownsville, Tenn.

There is no registration fee for these workshops but pre-registration is required as space is limited.

The workshop in Mountain City will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a meal, the workshop in Memphis will begin at 10:30 a.m. and the one in Brownsville will begin at 4:30 p.m. All times are local. Check-in and networking will start 30 minutes prior to these times and the training time will vary from 1 to 2.5 hours depending on the number of topics presented. The pre-registration deadline for the workshops in Mountain City and Brownsville is August 25 and the deadline for Memphis is September 5. Pre-registration is required as space is limited and a meal is provided.

Pre-registration for each workshop will be handled by the local Extension office in Johnson, Shelby and Haywood counties. Pre-registration information for the workshops is available on the Center for Profitable Agriculture’s website at ag.tennessee.edu/cpa. Click the top link “Educational Events” for a list of the workshops, topics and details about how to register. For more information, you may also contact Hal Pepper at 931-486-2777 or email hal.pepper@utk.edu

The Center for Profitable Agriculture is a joint effort of University of Tennessee Extension and the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation. 

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Contact:

Hal Pepper, Center for Profitable Agriculture, 931-486-2777, hal.pepper@utk.edu