By BRUCE STEELMAN
Farm Day Scheduled for May 8th
The 13th Annual Farm Day hosted by the Cannon County Farm Bureau and University of Tennessee Extension is scheduled for Friday, May 9th at the Cannon County Fairgrounds. Farm day is a fun filled, exciting opportunity for 4th graders throughout the County. This hands-on event will give them a feel of life on the farm. Local Farmers are urged to drop by at 8 A.M. for a biscuit and cup of coffee prior to the "Kick-Off" of Farm Day.
4-H'ers will see and learn about exciting things such as: Animals, Animals, Animals!!!, Creek Creatures, Forestry, Planting Plowing and Harvesting, Farm Equipment, Barnyard Olympics, Soils and much more.
Of course, the event would not be possible without the continued support of the Community. Please feel free to drop by and enjoy the activities and our way of celebrating Agriculture in Cannon County. For more information, contact Lou Nave 970-8065, Shirley Dennis 563-4123 or Bruce Steelman at 563-2554.
Annual Meeting Planned for May 9th
Cattle Producers throughout the County are invited to attend the upcoming Cannon County Cattlemen's Association meeting planned for Saturday, May 9th at the Woodbury Lions Club Building beginning at 6:30.
Bring a favorite desserts, we will have a lucky judge pick their favorite sweet. Please bring an auction item to be sold during our annual fundraiser immediately following the business meeting. Meal will be sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.
We need a head count, so if you plan to attend please contact the Extension Office 563-2554, Davy Sneed 563-4056 or Shirley Dennis 563-4123.
New Options Offered with 2015 Ag Enhancement
TAEP is a cost-sharing program. Producers fulfill requirements to defray the costs of strategic investments in their operation. Farmers can qualify for up to 50 percent cost share, with a maximum reimbursement of up to $15,000, depending on the project. Producers may apply online or submit an application by mail, which must be postmarked June 1 through June 7.
A few of the Changes for 2015/16 include:
- Bull cost share program increased to $1,600 for eligible bulls with enhanced EPDs
- Limit to 4 lifetime grain bin reimbursements
- Reimbursement documents can be uploaded online
- Eligibility rules simplified to one application per person per schedule F
- New bred beef heifer cost-share
Remember, the application period if June 1st thru June 7th 2015. Applications completed online or mailed prior to June 1st or after June 7th will not be accepted.