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    • 19 Jan 2023
    • 12:00
    • 18 May 2023
    • 13:00
    • ZOOM - Register at:

    Join UT Gardens, TN AgrAbility Project, and FrontLine Gardens for a monthly lunch and learn. Participants will learn a variety of garden topics from Master Gardeners, and UT Gardens staff. Share your successes and learn from other gardeners during this informational session. 

    Sessions will be held every Third Thursday at noon Eastern Time. Sessions are free for veterans. Sign up and register even if you cannot attend every session.

    Register at:

    E-Newsletter Signup:

    • 19 Jan 2023
    • 19:00
    • 16 Mar 2023
    • 21:00
    • WEBINARS - Sign up at:

    The Tennessee Farm Family Health and Wellness Program (FFHW) is a multi-disciplinary Master Producer Program that:

    • addresses Tennessee farmer health and well-being, and
    • is focused on helping farm families and their communities make long-term health investments.
    Jan. 19 Welcome – Charlie Hatcher
    Protecting your lungs on the farm – Joe Beeler
    Grain Bin and Farm Safety – Brian Robinson
    Feb. 2 Productivity protocol: Monitoring the most valuable farm asset – Heather Sedges
    The Impact of Stress on Thinking, Decision Making, and Risk Taking – Chad Renzichek
    Feb. 16 Matter of Balance: It’s not all in your head – Margie Stafford
    Talking About Tough Topics – Laura Miller
    Mar. 2 Medical Warning Signs – Matt Niswander
    Money – Let’s Talk About It – Chris Sneed
    Mar. 16 Farm Safety/Handling Livestock – Kevin Thompson
    Farm Transition – Planning Today for Tomorrow’s Farms – Kevin Ferguson

    Webinars will be held from 6:00-8:00PM CST/ 7:00-9:00PM EST

    NOTE:  Thisa course counts towards TAEP credit!

    The Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) was established in 2005 to provide cost share dollars to agricultural producers for the purpose of making long-term investments in Tennessee farms and communities. Participation allows producers to maximize farm profits, adapt to changing market situations, improve operation safety, increase farm efficiency, and make a positive economic impact in their communities.

    • 29 Jan 2023
    • 08:00
    • 31 Dec 2023
    • 23:59
    • Online Course Content


    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.

    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).

    • 1 Feb 2023
    • Nashville TN

    Attention All Tennessee Veterans


    The annual Tennessee Veterans (TNVET) "Veterans Day On The Hill" will be on Feb 1, 2023 in Nashville. This is your chance to help talk with your legislator(s) on bills that affect veterans in the state.


    Some ask what and why is TNVET doing this. Here are some things that have happened due to TNVET fighting for state vets:


    1.      If you were a disabled vet that was receiving the property tax exemption, you know that it was reduced from $175K to $100K and had income limits placed on the amounts you could get of the $100k in 2015. TNVET is the organization that fought a two-year battle to restore the full amount. The income limits were eliminated in 2016 and full restoration back to $175K was accomplished in 2017.

    2.      If you had a veteran member that died with Covid and the death certificate did not list the contributing causes from military service, you know you may have lost financial benefits. In addition, you had to fight a lengthy battle with local/state government officials and the VA to correct the death certificate to restore those benefits. TNVET fought and got state law changed in 2022 so veteran families can get the proper notations on the death certificate from the start.

    3.      In 2019, TNVET fought for and was successful in getting legislation to ensure dependents of active duty members who are accepted to Tenn. Universities maintain in-state status if military member is transferred between acceptance and admittance. Thus, saving potentially thousands of dollars in school costs.

    4.      In 2017, TNVET fought for and was successful in having state law changed so private employers could give hiring preferences for Veterans, spouses and widows/widowers.

    5.      In 2021, TNVET was success in its fight for legislation which created a medical leave policy for state employees who are 30 percent or more disabled veterans to attend VA appointments. 


    These are a few of the 16 legislative actions that TNVET has accomplished in its 6-year history ( ). We would compare our success against any other individual veteran organization. The secret to our success is simple..... there is more political power when veteran organizations unite and speak as one. TNVET is made up of 10 state veteran organizations united under one umbrella for state legislative purposes. 


    If you or your veteran organization wants to be part of this success, then attend "Veterans Day On The Hill" on Feb 1, 2023.  Want to know what items TNVET is battling to accomplish for veterans this year?  (Hint - one is legal prescriptions of medical cannabis)  Go to:


    Want to attend "Vet Day" to meet the legislators that will decide these issues, then sign-up at:


    If there is an ag/farm bill that would aid veterans let me know and we can work on it.  The legislative websites for ag/farm bills can be found at:


    Agriculture :

    Agricultural Cooperatives:

    Agriculture, Dept. of:

    Issues for veterans can be found in several places, but usually under Veterans:

    • 2 Feb 2023
    • 07:45 - 14:00 (CST)
    • Dyer County Fairgrounds - 296 James H Rice Rd, Dyersburg, TN 38024

    More info at:

    • 16 Feb 2023
    • 17:00 - 19:00
    • Zoom (see description)

    • 17 Feb 2023
    • 12:30 - 14:30 (CST)
    • Franklin TN

    Our Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Pick TN Conference in Franklin TN from 16-18 Feb 2023. We will get together during a "Lunch & Learn" on Friday Feb 17th from 12:30-2:30pm and hope to see everyone there.

    You can register for the conference here:

    We're excited to announce that all FVCTN members are eligible to apply for scholarships to cover or offset conference registration and lodging costs. There are several options:

    1. Register and pay for the conference and lodging, then apply via Armed-to-Farm for $250 in reimbursement. This scholarship is virtually guaranteed.

    2. If you are a TN New Farmer Academy graduate, apply for a scholarship through TSU. Scholarship awardees will be registered for the PickTN conference and have rooms reserved on Feb 16th and 17th by TSU directly. 

    3. Potential reimbursement/scholarships through Farm Bureau and Farm Credit. We are working hard with our partners to offset costs to the maximum extent possible. If you do not want to apply for the two scholarships above, you can register and pay for the conference/lodging, and potentially be reimbursed through our partner organizations.

    We have an exciting year ahead of us and can't wait to share the details with you. Please save the date and make plans to attend! 

    • 2 Mar 2023
    • 08:00
    • 4 Mar 2023
    • 16:00
    • TSU Nashville, TN

    • 27 Mar 2023
    • 10:00 - 19:00
    • Johnson City TN


    FVCTN will have a booth and 40+ other veteran groups will be present. Come to the ETSU Millennium Center to learn about Veteran opportunities across the state and nationwide, in all areas of work and life.

    Click here for the event website!

Past events

26 Jan 2023 National Webinar (hosted by National FVC)
5 Jan 2023 TN Resources Webinar & Piglet Giveaway
5 Jan 2023 Hive Life Conference and Trade Show
2 Jan 2023 TN Cattlemen's Winter Meeting
15 Dec 2022 Match Making 101 - Making your Bull Selection Count
2 Dec 2022 TN Local Food Summit
19 Nov 2022 Learn to Process Turkey on Farm
17 Nov 2022 Match Making 101 - Making your Bull Selection Count
7 Nov 2022 Farmland For The Next Generation
3 Nov 2022 Grant Training/Info Session (online)
22 Oct 2022 Broiler Chicken Processing - Near Chattanooga
17 Oct 2022 Armed to Farm
13 Oct 2022 NE TN Beef Expo
6 Oct 2022 Assistive Technology Access Fair
1 Oct 2022 Kyle Rustic Farm Tour Postponed
15 Sep 2022 Shooting Hunger
14 Sep 2022 West TN State Fair
9 Sep 2022 Spanish Goat Gathering
8 Sep 2022 TSU 2022 Small Farm Expo
27 Aug 2022 Tenn Beekeepers Association 2022 E Region Conference
26 Aug 2022 The 2022 STEAK & POTATOES FIELD DAY
30 Jul 2022 East Tenn Grain Bin Safety/Rescue Awareness Training
28 Jul 2022 Tennessee Farmer-Veteran Picnic
8 Jul 2022 A Celebration of Our Core Values
6 Jul 2022 America's 1st National Veteran Women In Agriculture Conference
4 Jul 2022 July 4th Meet and Greet
11 Jun 2022 Lincoln County Beekeepers Association
7 Jun 2022 Life Project, 1890s HBCU AgrAbility Annual Workshop
16 May 2022 Climate - Smart Land Management Farm Tours
11 May 2022 Memphis Workshop, Small Farmer/Producer Outreach Program
5 May 2022 Veterans Boot Camp
5 May 2022 2-day Master Beekeeping Class
3 May 2022 Tennessee Turf Tuesdays (virtual)
30 Apr 2022 Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods
29 Apr 2022 Southeast Tennessee Beef Summit
28 Apr 2022 Organic Farming & Gardening
24 Apr 2022 East TN Meet & Greet
22 Apr 2022 Darkhorse Lodge Volunteer Weekend
19 Apr 2022 Conference: Opportunities & Choices for Ag Success
14 Apr 2022 Barn2Door for Tennessee Farmers
5 Apr 2022 Tennessee Turf Tuesdays (virtual)
1 Mar 2022 Specialty Crops Workshops
17 Feb 2022 PickTN 2022 Conference
17 Nov 2021 FVC Regional Conference - East
3 Nov 2021 Outreach Workshop for Women in Agriculture
14 Oct 2021 2021 Ag in the Foothills Field Day


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