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 $185 million has been invested in 62,942 producer projects from 2005 through 2019. Each TAEP dollar generates $6.09 in local economies.
The annual application period is October 1-7, 2020. New application materials will be available September 1st, 2020. Approval notifications are scheduled to be mailed mid-December. Program purchases can be made starting October 1, 2020 and must be completed by the program's final reimbursement request deadline. Particpants 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: Dairy Solutions, Herd Health, Genetics, Row Crop Solutions, Hay Storage, Livestock Equipment, Livestock Solutions, Working Facility Structures, Poultry Grower, and Producer Diversification.
Important Dates and Deadlines
|2020 Application Period||October 1-7, 2020|
|Request to Decline Funding - Livestock Equipment||March 1, 2021|
|Reimbursement Request - Livestock Equipment||April 1, 2021|
|Request to Decline Funding - Genetics||May 1, 2021|
|Reimbursement Request - Genetics||June 1, 2021|
|Request to Decline Funding - Dairy Solutions, Hay Storage, Herd Health, Row Crop Solutions, Livestock Solutions, Working Facility Structures, Poultry Grower, Producer Diversification||July 1, 2021|
|Reimbursement Request - Dairy Solutions, Hay Storage, Herd Health, Row Crop Solutions, Livestock Solutions, Working Facility Structures, Poultry Grower, Producer Diversification
||August 1, 2021|