Hay Storage

Minimum Requirements
Certifications NEW Lifetime Limit $5,000 Maximum Reimbursement
Cattle – 30 Head
Goats/Sheep – 50 Head
Hay – 100 Acres in production
BQA – Beef and Dairy
Permit - Dairy
Three (3) Reimbursements Standard 35%
Cost Share
Max $2 per sq. ft.
Master 50%
Cost Share
Max $3 per sq. ft.
Head of livestock = maximum number of single type, regardless of sex or age, at one time during the last 12 months.




Eligible Items

  1. New structures and additions to existing structures
    • New structures must be a min. of 900 sq. ft. - loft or 2nd level will not be considered in total sq. ft. of structure
    • Min. eave height - 14 ft. high clearance for new structures and additions
    • Use of structure must be for hay storage only
    • At least one side/end must be completely open
  2. Roof - metal, shingles, or a polymer coated fabric (e.g., Cover- All, Clear Span, Super Structure, etc.)
  3. Labor - labor provided by applicant is not eligible


1.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their project is eligible and meets all TAEP criteria.

 2. Hay storage structures must conform to the minimum requirements and guidelines of the University of Tennessee Extension Service. These guidelines are available at county UT Extension offices or online at www.tn.gov/taep under Hay Storage in Producer Programs.

 3. Site must be well drained.

 Reimbursement Maximums per Square Foot

 Approvals will be allocated for the maximum amount of $5,000. Reimbursements will be based on finished project up to maximum  per square foot. Examples of how to calculate reimbursement amount will be included in reimbursement instructions and at  www.tn.gov/taep under Hay Storage in Producer Programs.

 1. 35% Cost Share - Standard Producer
    $2.00/sq. ft. max. reimbursement
    Total reimbursement not to exceed $5,000

 2. 50% Cost Share - Master Producer
    $3.00/sq. ft. max. reimbursement
    Total reimbursement not to exceed $5,000


For additional information call 1-800-342-8206 or email hay.storage@TN.gov
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