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Agriculture Programs

UT Extension – McMinn County provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the Institute of Agriculture. It brings research-based information about agriculture to the people of McMinn County in the areas of production agriculture, home and garden, community economic development, and environmental quality and safety.

The McMinn County Extension Office services offered include soil and forage testing, pesticide certification, plant, pest and disease analysis, and free publications on many agricultural related topics.

Our programs educate farmers and homeowners and other agricultural producers on the latest management practices needed to solve problems and improve production and marketing. Programs also help Tennesseans protect the environment and improve the management, marketing and use of natural resources.

To report animal abuse follow this link: TN Department of Agriculture ​

Master Farm Manager program is not targeted to a specific ag audience, so it should be of interest to all producers including: livestock, crop, value added, established or beginning farmers.  (Topics and speakers will be the same as those in the Master Farm Manager webinar series conducted in the Fall of 2020 and Spring of 2021.)

Tennessee Master Row Crop Producer program is a new educational program for 2021. It is designed to further improve profitability and sustainability of today’s row crop farming operations. Program cost is $100 – this program provides eligibility for the TN Ag Enhancement Row Crop Solutions Program at the 50% cost share level. Visit https://masterrowcrop.tennessee.edu/ for more information.

Contact Information

Tim Woods
County Director, Extension Agent III
Phone: 423-745-2852
Email: hwoods1@utk.edu

Agriculture Quick Links

TN Master Beef
Soil Testing
TN Ag Enhancement
TN Cattleman’s Association
TN Dept. of Ag.
Athens Stockyard
East TN Livestock Center