CLASS: Tennessee Master Farm Manager – starts June 22, 2021

The Tennessee Master Farm Manager focuses on solid business principals to help you better manage your operation. We will focus on helping you utilize resources on your farm efficiently. Create a strong business foundation to make better decisions for your farm’s future.

This UT Extension educational program will utilize a hybrid model with prerecorded videos and live webinars. Four live webinars will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights on June 22nd, 24th , 29th and July 1st, 2021.  The zoom webinars will start at 7:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM CST.  Recordings of four previous sessions will be available to view.

Live Zoom Webinars
June 22, 2021
The Cost of Borrowing
Aaron Smith, Associate Professor and Extension Crops Marketing Specialist

June 24, 2021
Tax Planning and Recordkeeping: What the Producer Needs to Know
Alan Galloway, Area Specialist in Farm Management

June 29, 2021
Farm and Management Transition Planning
Charley Martinez, Assistant Professor and Extension Farm and Financial Management Specialist
and Kevin Ferguson, Area Specialist in Farm Management and MANAGE Coordinator

July 1, 2021
Current Agriculture Trade Issues
Andrew Muhammad, Professor

Pre-recorded Sessions
Understanding and Creating Financial Statements
Chris Boyer, Associate Professor

Equipment Purchase Decision Process
Jon Walton, Senior Lecturer

Veiling the Farm: A look at entity formations in Tennessee, and are any of them right for me?
Craig Raysor, Raysor Legal

Does Your Lease Agreement Protect You?
Chris Clark, Professor and Department Head

Additional information can be found at:

Tennessee participants who complete the Master Farm Manger Course will receive three year certification and qualify for 50% cost share for the following TAEP Programs: Genetics, Hay Storage, Livestock Equipment, Livestock Solutions, Working Facility Structure, Dairy Solutions, Agritourism, Fruit & Vegetables, Value-Added Products, and Poultry Grower. Register online or by mail. Mail-in registration deadline: June 15, 2021.  Online registration will remain open through June 22, 2021.

The program is not targeted to a specific ag audience, so it should be of interest to all producers including: livestock, crop, value added, established or beginning farmers.  (Topics and speakers will be the same as those in the Master Farm Manager webinar series conducted in the Fall of 2020 and Spring of 2021.)

Thanks in advance for your assistance in promoting this educational program.  For additional information, contact Kevin Ferguson, David Bilderback or your local Area Farm Management Specialist.

Best Regards,
Kevin & David

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