UT Extension Welcomes New Farm Management Specialist

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Eryn Bell to Serve Farm Families in Middle Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Eryn Bell is the newest farm management specialist to join University of Tennessee Extension’s MANAGE Program, where she will provide farm and financial management assistance to farm families in the central region of the state.

Tennessee’s MANAGE Program is recognized as among the strongest and most effective in the nation. MANAGE Program specialists provide confidential farm evaluations, help producers evaluate alternatives, and develop individualized farm and financial plans. The farm management specialists can help farm families navigate production and financial risks and make better-informed financial decisions. The program is offered at no cost to participating families in all 95 counties in Tennessee.

“I’ve always been about supporting and getting to know the individual Tennessee farmer,” said Bell. “I look forward to helping farm families in a more personal and in-depth way.”

Bell is a native of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and has experience working on cow-calf and dairy operations. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Middle Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University.

“I love community, whether that’s church, family or friends; I believe community is very important,” said Bell. “That is also one of my favorite things about the University of Tennessee: it’s a wonderful community, where across the board our goal is to help make Tennessee a better place and help support those who reside in it.”

Farm families from the following counties can reach Bell by contacting their UT Extension office or via email at ebell@utk.edu: Benton, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Stewart and Sumner.

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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