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Who is Eligible for TAEP?

To Be Eligible for TAEP Cost Share, applicant must:

1.    Be a citizen of the United States of America or lawfully present in the United States.

2.    Be at least 18 years old during the application period.

3.    Be a Tennessee resident operating a farm* located in Tennessee.
*A farm operation may be owned and operated by a single individual, multiple individuals, company, corporation or a partnership. A farm operation may involve the production of multiple agricultural products and have multiple locations. Only one person from the farm operation is eligible to apply for TAEP Application A cost share.

4.    Have filed a Federal IRS Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss from Farming, within the last two years (2018 or 2019).
Applicant will not be required to submit a copy of their Schedule F at the time of application. However, applicant may be asked to submit a copy of their Schedule F prior to TAEP approval to verify their farming operation. If your operation does not file a Schedule F, please contact TAEP about alternate documentation to verify farming status.

5.    Meet minimum livestock/acreage requirements for chosen program(s). Verification of minimum requirements may be requested prior to approval.
• Head of livestock = maximum number of single type, regardless of sex or age, at one time during the last 12 months
• Hay Acreage = 100 acres of hay production; first cutting only
• Row Crop Acreage = 100 acres of land in row crop production of corn, cotton, soybeans, and wheat only

6.    Have a current (not expired) certification/permit based on type of livestock producer at time of application. Certificates and permits must be completed by the applicant. No substitutions allowed.

Certifications:

Beef Quality Assurance Certification (BQA) for beef and dairy cattle

  • BQA certification must be renewed every three years and be current at time of application.
  • BQA is an educational class on cattle management and care sponsored by the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA). BQA trainings are posted at TCA’s website (www.tn.cattle.org) under the Programs tab.
  • BQA trainings are administered in-person by your local UT Extension office (utextension.tennessee.edu). TCA BQA online training may also be available.

        — Contact TCA for additional information on BQA classes: 615-896-2333, info@tn.cattle.org

        — Online BQA certifications are eligible.

Master Producer certifications are to be completed by the applicant at the time of reimbursement if seeking 50% cost share. See Master & Advanced Master Certification for more information.

 

Pork Quality Assurance Plus Certification (PQA) for swine

  • PQA certifications must be renewed every three years and be current at time of application.
  • PQA Plus is a two-hour educational course sponsored by the Tennessee Pork Producers Association (TPPA).
        — Contact TPPA for additional information on PQA Plus classes at: 615-274-6533 or porkpromotn@tds.net

TDA Dairy Permit for dairy cattle, goats, and sheep

  • Dairy must be permitted by TDA to be eligible as a dairy at time of application.
        — Contact TDA Consumer and Industry Services Division Dairy Section for permit information at 615-837-5536.

To be eligible for TAEP cost share, applicant must:

1.     Be a citizen of the United States of America or lawfully present in the United States.

2.     Be at least 18 years old during the application period.

3.     Be a Tennessee resident operating a farm* located in Tennessee.

    *A farm operation may be owned and operated by a single individual, multiple individuals, company, corporation or a partnership. A farm operation may involve the production of multiple agricultural products and have multiple locations. Only one person from the farm operation is eligible to apply for TAEP Application B cost share.

4. Have filed a Federal IRS Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss from Farming, within the last two years (2018 or 2019).
Applicant will not be required to submit a copy of their Schedule F at the time of application. However, applicant may be asked to submit a copy of their Schedule F prior to TAEP approval to verify their farming operation. If your operation does not file a Schedule F, please contact TAEP about alternate documentation to verify farming status.

IMPORTANT

Certifications, permits, and other eligible requirements as specified by sector must be completed by the applicant. No substitutions allowed.

To Be Eligible for TAEP Cost Share, applicant must:

1.    Be a citizen of the United States of America or lawfully present in the United States.

2.    Be at least 18 years old during the application period.

3.    Be a Tennessee resident operating a farm* located in Tennessee.
*A farm operation may be owned and operated by a single individual, multiple individuals, company, corporation or a partnership. A farm operation may involve the production of multiple agricultural products and have multiple locations. Only one person from the farm operation is eligible to apply for TAEP Application C cost share.

4.    Have filed a Federal IRS Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss from Farming, within the last two years (2018 or 2019).
Applicant will not be required to submit a copy of their Schedule F at the time of application. However, applicant may be asked to submit a copy of their Schedule F prior to TAEP approval to verify their farming operation. If your operation does not file a Schedule F, please contact TAEP about alternate documentation to verify farming status.

5.    Meet minimum poultry requirements for the program.

6.    Have current membership with the Tennessee Poultry Association (TPA). Applicant membership will be verified with TPA to determine eligibility. Membership must be in the name of applicant or applicant’s operation. Contact TPA at 931-225-1123 or visit www.tnpoultry.org for additional information.