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Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement Program (TAEP) 2020 | Tennessee Farm Equipment Grants

The Tennessee Ag Enhancement Program (TAEP) provides financial assistance to Tennessee Farmers. Established in 2005, TAEP aims to help local agricultural businesses in improving their farm operations. For livestock producers in particular, plenty of opportunities for funding are available with categories such as: Livestock Equipment, Livestock Solutions, Working Facility Structures, Genetics, Herd Health, and many more.

Important Dates for Livestock Producers:

  • Application Period: October 1-7, 2020
  • Approval Notification: Mid-December via Postal Mail
  • Eligible Purchase Period: October 1, 2020 til Reimbursement Request Deadline
  • Reimbursement Request Deadline:
    • April 1, 2021 – Livestock and Hay Equipment
    • August 1, 2021 – Herd Health, Genetics, Working Facility Structures, Livestock Solutions, Row Crop Solutions

Application Requirements:

  1. Be a citizen of the United States of America, or lawfully present in the United States.
  2. Tennessee resident operating a farm located in Tennessee.
  3. Be at least 18 years old during application period.
  4. Must have appropriate and up-to-date certification based on type of livestock. For beef and dairy cattle, current Beef Quality Assurance Certification is required.
    1. BQA is a 2-hour course on cattle management and care. You can sign up for in-person training sponsored by TCA or take the 24/7 course available online.
    2. BQA Review Guide – Best Practices for Best Ranking
    3. Read Why BQA is Important in the Cattle Industry

How to Apply:

  1. Acquire Beef Quality Assurance Certification.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. Submit form during the application period (October 1-7) via:
    1. TAEP Website
    2. Postal Mail (based on postmark date)

Note: Hand delivery is not allowed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional Information:

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