Row Crop Solutions

Acreage Minimum Requirements* Certification Required to Apply Beginning Famer Option**
100 Acres in row crop
Not Applicable Available – see pp. 10 & 11
$12,000 Maximum Reimbursement
Standard 35% Cost Share   |   Master 50% Cost Share
50% Cost Share Eligible Master Courses for Row Crop Solutions

Master Row Crop

Master Farm Manager

Master Farm Family Health & Wellness

Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, and/or Wheat only
*Applicant must meet at least one minimum program requirement at time of application.
**This program is available for individuals qualifying for the Beginning Farmer Option.

Eligible Items

New Equipment Only — Items 1 - 13
New items cannot be previously owned.
Items purchased at an auction are considered used and are not eligible.
Replacement parts are not eligible.

1. Bin unload auger/bin sweep
 2. Conveyor/grain leg/drive-over pit
3. Cotton round bale handler — must be designated for cotton use only
4. Drive-over scale — scale platform and scale indicator/monitor
5. Drying equipment
6. GPS - display and satellite receiver only; not eligible - subscriptions
7. Grain bin — minimum capacity of 10,000 bushels
• Smaller capacity bins can be combined to reach 10,000 bushel minimum
• Labor for the construction of bins; not eligible — labor provided by applicant
8. Grain bin rescue tube
9. Moisture monitor
10. Overhead loadout bin — minimum capacity of 24 tons
11. Portable bagging system — in-field storage of grain
12. Seed tender trailer — bulk seed delivery system to fill drills/planters; not eligible – gravity wagon
13. Stationary fuel/DEF tank and/or fuel tank containment systems — on farm; above ground only; must meet all regulatory requirements

New or Used — Items 14 - 16
14. Grain vacuum
15. No-till drill — minimum 15 ft. working width, 7.5 in. row space; not eligible - planters
16. Transport auger — portable transport auger/conveyor; minimum 20 ft. length


Used equipment must meet ALL of the following criteria:

    • Excellent working condition
    • Minimal rust
    • Less than 10 years old, check serial # and previous purchase documentation
    • Reasonable market price

Tennessee Department of Agriculture may verify used equipment prior to payment.

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