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Agriculture Programs

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Agriculture and natural resource programs help improve people’s lives by addressing problems and issues throughout the state of Tennessee. County agricultural agents in the 31 Central Region counties educate farmers and homeowners and other agricultural and horticultural producers on the latest management practices needed to solve problems and improve production and marketing. Natural resource programs also help Tennesseans protect the environment and improve the management, marketing and use of our natural resources. For more detailed information about these programs provided in your area please contact the County Extension Office.

Livestock Production and Management

Agent works with producers to increase profitability and performance for all types of livestock. 

Forage Production and Management

Agent works with farmers to increase production and profitability of forage. Hay samples can also be taken and analyzed for nutrient content. 

Plant and Pest Identification and Control

Agent works with homeowners and producers to determine problem pests and identifies appropriate control treatment. Pesticide certification training is offeredas well.