Center for Profitable Agriculture Commemorating 25 Years

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Celebration Scheduled for September 18

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Center for Profitable Agriculture will commemorate 25 years of service to Tennessee farmers with a fall celebration event in Columbia.

A partnership between the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, the Center for Profitable Agriculture has worked hard for the past 25 years to help farmers analyze and develop value-added agriculture enterprises.

“While the Center for Profitable Agriculture is celebrating 25 years of operation, it is the Tennessee farmers and farm families impacted by the CPA’s work and the people who have dedicated themselves to its efforts that make the center so successful,” says Ashley Stokes, dean of UT Extension.

The Center for Profitable Agriculture was launched in 1998 by UT Extension and began its formal partnership between UT Extension and Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation in 2002. Since then, the CPA has helped to cultivate a quarter-century of value-added success for Tennessee farms with its many educational programs, publications, and workshops. From agritourism to on-farm markets, along with everything in between, the CPA exists as a resource for those interested in adding value to their farm products. In honor of 25 years of service, a celebration event is set for September 18 to highlight the relationships the CPA has cultivated over the years with Tennessee farm families. TO RSVP to attend, go online to this tiny URL: You may also reach out to Alaina Boyd at for more information. Deadline to register is Friday, September 8.

A brief history of the CPA is available and video are both available on the center’s website:

Through its land-grant mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions.

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Alaina Boyd

Center for Profitable Agriculture