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Agriculture Programs

Programs educate farmers and homeowners and other agricultural and horticultural producers on the latest management practices needed to solve problems and improve production and marketing.

Programs also help Tennesseans protect the environment and improve the management, marketing, and use of natural resources. For more detailed information about these programs provided in your area please contact the County Extension Office.

Contact Information

Sarah Keenan-Ag Issues

Email: skeenan@utk.edu

Darrell Ailshie-Ag/Commercial Horticulture

Email: dailshie@utk.edu

Finis Stribling, III / Les Humpal
Area Small Farm Specialists
Phone: 931-375-5301
Email: fstribling@tnstate.edu or lhumpal@utk.edu

Agriculture Resources

Master Gardener Info. & Events

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)

Master Beef

Ag. Enhancement Program

Burn Permit Information

Areas of Interest

A series of classes that provide knowledge on home gardening, landscaping, insect and disease. Classes start in July and continue through mid August. Registration Packets are mailed in June. Master Gardener Association of Maury County meets each month throughout the year.

Contact: Roger Clark

A series of classes that provide knowledge on cow-calf operations. 2022 classes will start in January. Sessions will revolve between Maury, Giles and Lawrence Counties. If your interested you may call UT Extension at 931-375-5301. There are both in person and virtual learning options beginning January 19, 2022.

Contact: Darrell Ailshie

A service offered to the pubic to identify problems with plants.

Contact: Roger Clark

A service offered to local farmers to permit them to purchase restricted pesticides.

Contact: Darrell Ailshie

Different ways to improve the income of your beef cattle.

Contact: Les Humpal

Service offered to farmers to help with the long and short term planning.

Contact: Lester Humpal

Beef Cattle “FIRM” is a computer software program designed for beef cattle farmers and ranchers. It is a tool to help maintain individual cow, bull and calf performance, sale information and inventory records.

Contact: Lester Humpal