The TRICOR Agriculture program currently operates two farms within the State of Tennessee. A beef cattle operation at BCCX and a row crop operation at WTSP. In total, Agriculture programs up to 49 Offenders daily per year. Offenders are exposed to modern practices in animal husbandry, crop science, data management, resource management, equipment/engine repair and industrial maintenance.
Currently, the WTSP farm located in Henning, TN cultivates approximately 2,900 acres of soybeans, corn and wheat. The farm's equipment fleet includes harvesting equipment capable of yield mapping technology and two tractors with GPS capability. Offenders learn skills in GPS mapping, variable rate nutrient application and modern equipment operation.
In Fiscal Year 2019, TRICOR's farm operations at BCCX shifted from dairy cattle to beef cattle. In 2020, the BCCX farm grew to over 260 breeding animals in the beef herd, weaning over 50,000 lbs. of beef. At this location, TRICOR staff works closely with local producers, veterinarians and the University of Tennessee Extension Service to provide offender training opportunities in areas of Beef Cattle Nutrition, Reproduction and Forage Management.