Hay equipment cost share available with Tennessee Enhancement

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Livestock producers with at least 100 heard of cattle or 150 head of goats/sheep or harvest 100 acres of hay are eligible for Tennessee Ag Enhancement cost share. New equipment is only eligible which includes hay mower, mower0conditioner, hay tedder, hay rake and hay baler. The hay baler can be round or square.

Producers must apply for funding during the upcoming application period October 1 - 15, 2019. Receipts dated October 1, 2019 or after are eligible for cost share reimbursement contingent on approval of application. To be eligible, producers must have a current Beef Quality Assurance Certification when your application is submitted.

Drop by the Cannon County UT Extension Office to update or obtain your BQA certification. I have scheduled BQA certification meetings for September 23rd and the 30th at 6:00 downstairs of the UT Cannon County Extension Office. I will also conduct these certifications during the week, please contact the Extension Office at 615-563-2554 to schedule a time.

Livestock producers applying for TAEP Farm Investment dollars are eligible for 35% cost-share. To increase cost share to 50%, producers must attend The University of Tennessee Extension Advanced Master Beef (AMB) program. Producers which have graduated from past TAEP programs prior to 2016, will not qualify for the 50% TAEP cost share and must renew their AMB certification. Please contact the Cannon County Extension Office to verify when you attended the most recent AMBP course.

The next Master Beef Certification meeting begins on Tuesday, October 8th at the Centertown Community at 6:00 P.M. Participants must attend all four sessions to obtain you Master Beef certification.

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