2021 Slow Your Roll Phase IV: Improving Farm Practices to Increase Profitability

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This Beginning Farmer Outreach workshop series to be held on the first Friday of the month from March-October from 12:00pm – 1:30 pm CDT.

Sessions will be held using a combination of small groups meeting via face-to-face and virtual via zoom. The focus this year will be on regenerative farm practices, soil conservation/cover cropping practices as well as business development. Beginning farmers and ranchers, whether intending to farm full-time or for supplemental income, face many important and interrelated decisions that affect their success and will benefit from participating in this program. Over the past 10 years, the interest in small farms and market gardening has grown substantially lending to an open audience ready to receive information on beginning farming.


There will be no fee to attend this program; however, you must complete the 2-step registration process as indicated below.

  1. Register Contact Information
  1. Register in zoom to receive link for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Option 1: Via ZOOM Link to your home computer or smart phone

Option 2: On-site (limited to first 15 registrants requesting this),

Montgomery County Extension, 1030 Cumberland Heights Road, Clarksville, TN

Face masks required; to permit social distancing there is room for 15 participants.

Notifications will be sent out for each additional class.

Class Schedule

March 5
Welcome and Introduction Extension and USDA Programs-various program partner presenters

April 9
Regenerative Agriculture Concepts (moved due to April 2 Holiday)
Jim Artman, East TN Coordinator for FVC, Founder/CEO Appalachian Grit

May 7
Veterans Employed in Technology and Service in Agriculture (VETSA) Program Information
Ardis Porter, Program Manager

June 4
Soil Conservation Plans and Programs Veterans (SEPM)
Craig Underwood, Soil Conservation Technician/USDA/NRCS/Veterans SEPM

August 6
Farm Succession Planning
Iris Cui, UT Area MANAGE Specialist

September 3
Incorporating Cover Crops into Your Farming Operation
Nathan Hicklin, DC Soil Conservation/USDA

October 1
Graduation Luncheon and Advisory Meeting
*Those attending all sessions will receive a certificate and invite to luncheon.


For more information, contact:

Karla Kean
UT-TSU Extension Montgomery County
(931) 648-5725​

Funded in part by

National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Award Numbers 2017-70017-26859 & Award 2016-70017-25573

USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (2501 Program)