Tennessee Ag. Enhancement applications available

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The 2019/2020 applications are available at the Cannon County University of Tennessee Extension Office located at 614 Lehman St. 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 16th, 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.

Tuesday, Oct 8 -
Protecting our Heritage and our Herd - Julie Giles (Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee
AGwareness and Predator Control - John Ferrell (TSU Franklin County)

Thursday, Oct 10 -
Herd Health Dr. Katlyn Currie, DVM (counts as BQA Certification)

Tuesday, Oct 15 -
Staying Alive and Emerging Issues and Trends (safety and upcoming issues in beef industry) Tri-Green Equipment McMinnville/Eddie Clark Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation

Thursday, Oct 17 -
Fencing and Forages David Bilderback (UT Extension)Innovative Fencing Techniques and Forage Management John Goddard (UT Extension, Loudon County)

The cost of the certification is $75.00. If you are planning to participate in this certification, please drop by the Extension office and register.(615-563-2554). Please help us spread the word on the upcoming AMBP sessions and the Tennessee Ag Enhancement program.

Everyone is welcome to attend any meetings hosted by the Cannon County UT Extension. These meetings provides an opportunity to viewed researched based information from The University of Tennessee. Your local Cannon County Extension Office is the outreach department of the University. This program, like all UT Extension programs, is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or veteran status.

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