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Farming Fundamentals

The UT Farming Fundamentals educational program is an online resource focusing on producers who are beginning a new venture in agriculture. This program will include resources and information on the essential principles needed to build a successful operation.

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Program Components

This program is broken into two parts: required and optional

Each participant will be required to complete the 5 required modules and 3 of the optional modules.

Required Modules

All 5 modules are required to complete the program.

  • Introduction
  • Financial Statements
  • Taxes
  • Farming Foundations
  • Business Actions

Optional Modules

Pick 3 modules from the following:

  • Livestock Basics
  • Specialty Crops
  • Value Added
  • Crops

Each module is 1.5 hours of content videos. After each video there will be a link to a quiz that must be completed. The 5 required and 3 selected modules totals 12 hours of programming. In order to receive certification, a participant must watch the videos and complete the quizzes (8 total modules).


Online registration is open now. Once registered you will receive a link to all the resources including videos and associated quizzes.

For more information about the program,  please contact your local UT Extension office or email Program Coordinator Dr. Charley Martinez (cmart113@utk.edu)