UT Extension Welcomes New Area Farm Management Specialist

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Tori Marshall to Serve in Western Region of the State

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tori Marshall is the newest area farm management specialist to join University of Tennessee Extension’s MANAGE program, where she will serve farm families in the Western region of the state.

Tennessee’s MANAGE program is recognized as among the strongest and most effective in the nation, with more than 19,000 farm families participating in the program. The program is offered at no cost to participating families in all 95 Tennessee counties. Participants can benefit from confidential evaluations of their current financial situations and receive help evaluating alternatives for the future.

“My goal has always been to serve and assist producers to the best of my ability,” said Marshall. “Having the opportunity to be part of Tennessee’s growing MANAGE program and help farm families in my home state absolutely thrills me!”

A native of Trousdale County, Marshall grew up on her grandfather’s cow-calf and tobacco operation. She was actively involved in 4-H and Future Farmers of America, participating in livestock and soil judging, as well as public speaking competitions.

Tapping into her agricultural background and interests, she attended Tennessee Technological University, earning a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness management. She earned her master’s degree in agricultural economics at Mississippi State University and assisted with numerous cattle research projects. Marshall is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University and is preparing her dissertation on agricultural firm resilience to disasters domestically and abroad. She is slated to complete her doctoral degree in 2022.

Farm families from the following counties can reach Marshall by contacting their local UT Extension office: Carroll, Chester, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Madison, McNairy and Weakley.

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

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Tori Marshall

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics