Apply Now: Tennessee Ag Enhancement Program

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. The annual application period is October 1-7, 2020.

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. Applications are ineligible if postmarked or received prior to October 1 or after October 7, 2020. Hand delivery is not allowed in 2020 due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. 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.