Implementing Tennessee’s Strategic Plan for Sustainable Agriculture: Utilizing On-Farm Case Studies for Teaching Advanced Management and Marketing to Extension Staff

Project Overview

ES97-029
Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1997: $10,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Region: Southern
State: Tennessee
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Clark Garland
University of Tennessee

Annual Reports

Commodities

  • Agronomic: corn, cotton, soybeans, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Vegetables: beans, cabbages, tomatoes
  • Additional Plants: tobacco, trees
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, swine
  • Animal Products: dairy

Practices

  • Animal Production: feed/forage, housing, animal protection and health, feed formulation, feed rations, implants, manure management, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, preventive practices, grazing - rotational, stockpiled forages, vaccines, watering systems
  • Crop Production: conservation tillage
  • Education and Training: extension
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, marketing management, feasibility study, agricultural finance, risk management, value added, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: grass waterways, habitat enhancement, riparian buffers, wildlife
  • Pest Management: biological control, chemical control, competition, economic threshold, integrated pest management, mulching - plastic, cultivation, precision herbicide use
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, organic matter, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships, urban agriculture, urban/rural integration, analysis of personal/family life, community services
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.