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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.

Winter 2021 Sessions

Topics and Speakers

January 21, 2021
Understanding and Creating Financial Statements
Chris Boyer, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

January 28, 2021
The Cost of Borrowing
Aaron Smith, Associate Professor and Extension Crops Marketing Specialist

February 4, 2021
Tax Planning: What the Producer Needs to Know
Alan Galloway, Area Specialist in Farm Management
Recordkeeping Helps You Manage the Farm
Lester Humpal, Area Specialist in Farm Management

February 11, 2021
Equipment Purchase Decision Process
Jon Walton, Senior Lecturer

February 18, 2021
Veiling the Farm: A look at entity formations in Tennessee, and are any of them right for me?
Craig Raysor, Raysor Legal

February 25, 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

March 4, 2021
Does Your Lease Agreement Protect You?
Chris Clark, Professor and Department Head

March 11, 2021
Current Agriculture Trade Issues
Andrew Muhammad, Professor

NEW class starting January 21, 2021

The course will be held over eight Thursday nights starting January 21, 2021, at 7 p.m. EST/6 p.m. CST. This webinar will be Zoom-based; an email link and instructions will be sent the day before each session for registered participants.

Register online


Register by mail
Deadline January 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