For the purposes of TAEP, an eligible Value-Added business produces products for sale that use raw food or fiber that is produced by their
agricultural working farm/existing operation.
Applicants must use agricultural products that have been grown on their farm as primary source of the value-added product.
Businesses within the sector that includes a variety of products such as:
• Farm fresh meats
• Ice cream
|Standard Producer – 35% Cost Share - $10,000 Maximum|
|All approved applicants with Value–Added Products projects are eligible for 35% cost share.
There are no special requirements for 35% cost share.
|Master Producer – 50% Cost Share - $15,000 Maximum|
|To be eligible for 50% cost share, all approved applicants with Value–Added Products projects must complete all special
requirements prior to the program reimbursement deadline of May 1, 2016.
|Special Requirements for 50% Cost Share|
|Option One: Value–Added Producers||Option Two: Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)|
|1. Sector eligible educational courses – must attend (2)||1. Value–Added Farm Fresh Meat eligible course – must attend (1)
2. Sector eligible educational course – must attend (1)
|Additional Special Requirement Information|
The proposed activity/project must encompass quality expansion or improvement of the applicant’s farm and business. The eligible categories are:
Farm Infrastructure, Specialty Equipment and Marketing. Examples of eligible and ineligible items are provided on page 17.
|Eligible Value-Added Products Items:|
* Include dimensions and designs
|Ineligible Value-Added Products Items – Most commonly requested|
Property – purchase or debt
Renovations –of existing
Store – general
Trailers – livestock
Water source creation –
Website – annual or hosting fees
Wells – drilling of
|For additional information call 1-800-342-8206 or email producer.diversification@TN.gov|
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|Eligibility Requirements||Application Rules||Application B Materials||W9 Form||Application B Instructions|