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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 positive economic impact in their communities.

The annual application period is October 1 – 15, 2018. Approval notifications are scheduled to be mailed in mid-December. Program purchases can be made starting October 1, 2018 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.

Programs include: Genetics, Grain Storage, Hay Storage, Livestock Equipment, Livestock Solutions, Working Facility Cover, Poultry Grower, and Producer Diversification.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Event Deadline
2018 Application Period Application Period Closed
Request to Decline Funding - Livestock Equipment March 1, 2019
Reimbursement Request - Livestock Equipment April 1, 2019
Request to Decline Funding - Genetics, Grain Storage, Hay Storage, Livestock Solutions, Working Facility Cover, Poultry Grower, Producer Diversification August 1, 2019
Reimbursement Request - Genetics, Grain Storage, Hay Storage, Livestock Solutions, Working Facility Cover, Poultry Grower, Producer Diversification
September 1, 2019