The Tennessee Master Farm Manager focuses on solid business principals to help you better manage your operation. We will focus on helping you utilize resources on your farm efficiently.
Summer 2021 Sessions
Topics and Speakers
Live Zoom Webinars
June 22, 2021
The Cost of Borrowing
Aaron Smith, Associate Professor and Extension Crops Marketing Specialist
June 24, 2021
Tax Planning and Recordkeeping: What the Producer Needs to Know
Alan Galloway, Area Specialist in Farm Management
June 29, 2021
Farm and Management Transition Planning
Charley Martinez, Assistant Professor and Extension Farm and Financial Management Specialist
and Kevin Ferguson, Area Specialist in Farm Management and MANAGE Coordinator
July 1, 2021
Current Agriculture Trade Issues
Andrew Muhammad, Professor
Understanding and Creating Financial Statements
Chris Boyer, Associate Professor
Equipment Purchase Decision Process
Jon Walton, Senior Lecturer
Veiling the Farm: A look at entity formations in Tennessee, and are any of them right for me?
Craig Raysor, Raysor Legal
Does Your Lease Agreement Protect You?
Chris Clark, Professor and Department Head
NEW class starting June 22, 2021
The Summer Master Farm Manager Course will utilize a hybrid method, with both prerecorded videos and live webinars. Zoom based webinar sessions will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights for two weeks starting June 22, 2021 at 7PM EST/6PM CST. Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link and instructions the day before each session. Shortly after registering for the webinars you will receive an email with links to the recordings. Watch the recordings as your schedule allows. To complete the course, seven of the eight sessions must be completed.
Online registration open through
June 22, 2021
Register by mail
Deadline June 15, 2021
Producers completing the Master Farm Manager certification will be eligible for 50% Cost Share for the following TAEP Programs:
Genetics, Hay Storage, Livestock Equipment, Livestock Solutions, Working Facility Structure, Dairy Solutions, Agritourism, Fruit & Vegetable, Value-Added Products & Poultry Growers