TAEP

The Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) was established in 2005 to provide cost share dollars to agricultural producers for the purpose of making long-term investments in Tennessee farms and communities. Participation allows producers to maximize farm profits, adapt to changing market situations, improve operation safety, increase farm efficiency, and make a positive economic impact in their communities.

More than $224 million has been invested in 74,619 producer projects from 2005 through 2021. Each TAEP dollar generates $6.09 in local economies.

The annual application period is October 1-7, 2022. New application materials will be available mid-August 2022. Please note Hay Storage and Hay Equipment rotate each program year. Hay Storage will be offered in 2022-2023.  Approval notifications are scheduled to be mailed mid-December. Program purchases can be made starting October 1, 2022 and must be completed by the program's final reimbursement request deadline. Participants are encouraged to make purchases and submit reimbursement requests in a timely manner to avoid processing delays at deadline time. Payments are based upon expenses for eligible program items.

2022-2023 Important Dates and Deadlines

Event Deadline
2022 Application Period October 1-7, 2022
Approval Notifications – to be mailed Mid-December 2022
Reimbursement Packets – to be mailed January 2023
Decline Funding Deadline – Livestock Equipment March 1, 2023
Reimbursement Request Deadline – Livestock Equipment April 1, 2023
Decline Funding Deadline – Genetics May 1, 2023
Reimbursement Request Deadline – Genetics June 1, 2023
Decline Funding Deadline – Dairy Solutions, Hay Storage, Herd Health, Livestock Solutions, Permanent Working Structures, Row Crop Solutions, Poultry Grower, Producer Diversification July 1, 2023
Reimbursement Request Deadline – Dairy Solutions, Hay Storage, Herd Health, Livestock Solutions, Permanent Working Structures, Row Crop Solutions, Poultry Grower, Producer Diversification August 1, 2023