Q: What can Extension do for me?
A: Think of Extension as your consulting and educational resource. Nearly all services are free of charge. Extension can provide troubleshooting of issues, farm visits, field days, sample analysis, budgets, business planning, ration formulation, resource coordination, access to specialists across the state, and much more.
Q: How can I setup a farm or pasture visit and consultation?
A: Submit a request on the “Contact Us” form on the website and click “farm visit”. Visit is free of charge.
Q: How can Extension help new horse owners or those looking to purchase a farm or horse?
A: Extension has extensive resources to connect clientele to trainers, stables, fence and barn builders, vets, feed suppliers, etc. Extension also provides information on local codes, regulations, minimum requirements as well as do’s and dont’s of ownership.
Q: How can Extension help new cattle producers or those looking to purchase a farm or cattle?
A: Extension has extensive resources to connect clientele to trainers, stables, fence and barn builders, vets, feed suppliers, etc. Extension also provides information on local codes, regulations, minimum requirements as well as do’s and don’t of ownership.
Q: What are “Pop-Ups” or “Field Days”?
A: These are hands-on opportunities that are developed based on local needs or requests. These events take place at the Williamson County Ag Expo Park and farms throughout the county. Events give participants opportunities to meet with experts and see practices put in action.
Q: Where can I find real-time hot topic information and get updates on upcoming programming?
A: Visit and join Horse Programs of Williamson County TN on Facebook.
Q: Where can I connect with other producers and get updates on upcoming programming?
A: Visit and join Williamson County Cattlemen Association on Facebook.
Q: Are there any cost share or grant programs available to producers?
A: There are a couple of programs available through the state or federal government. The state offers the cost share program TN Ag Enhancement. The US Department of Agriculture offers cost share towards soil and water conservation practices through the NRCS. The contact is Trent Cash firstname.lastname@example.org . The USDA offers very limited grants and loans through the FSA. The contact is Betty Hampton email@example.com