Tennessee Master Farm Manager

Create a strong business foundation to make better decisions for your farm’s future!

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

Pre-recorded Sessions

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.

Register online

Online registration open through
June 22, 2021


Register by mail
Deadline June 15, 2021

Flyer including registration form

For more information contact:
Kevin Ferguson at
kferguson@utk.edu or 615-898-7710

David Bilderback at
db@utk.edu or 865-200-4545

Charley Martinez talking to couple
I feel like this was a great course. Very beneficial.
Workshop Participant
Best class I have taken. Lot of information for a short class.
Workshop Participant
Aaron Smith presenting to crowd