For more detailed information about these programs click on the pictures below or contact the County Extension Office.
Livestock and Forages
Fruits, Vegetables, Lawns, Landscaping, Insects and Plant Diseases
Farm Financial Management
Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
Extension Agent and County Director, Agriculture
2105 Midland Road, Shelbyville, TN 37160
Extension Area Specialist
312 John R. Rice Blvd., Suite 110 Murfreesboro, TN 37129
TSU Extension Area Specialist, Agriculture
- Shelbyville Times Gazette Ag Notes News Column 2021
- Shelbyville Times Gazette Ag Notes News Column 2020
- Pesticide Safety Education Program
- Tennessee Ag Enhancement Program
- Tennessee Premises Identification Form
- UT Extension Biosystems and Ag Engineering Building and Equipment Plan List
- Natural Resources Conservation Service 931-684-1441, ext. 3
- Farm Service Agency 931-359-6268
- TN Depart. of Agriculture USDA Market News
- Tennessee Department of Agriculture
- UT Agricultural and Resource Economics Department
- UT Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications Department
- UT Animal Science Department
- UT Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science Department
- UT Entomology and Plant Pathology Department
- UT Food Science and Technology Department
- UT Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Department
- UT Plant Sciences Department
Burn Permit Information
Burning permits focus attention on the safe use of fire. From October 15 through May 15, anyone starting an open-air fire within 500 feet of a forest, grassland, or woodland must by law secure a burning permit from the Division of Forestry. Permits are not required for burning in containers such as a metal barrel with a ½” mesh screen cover. Anyone needing to burn within an incorporated city should contact city authorities about any local burning ordinances. Many towns and cities have their own burning regulations that supersede the Division of Forestry’s burning permit program.
The following tips should be followed when it is safe to conduct a debris burn:
Check with local authorities to make sure there are no local restrictions on burning currently in place, especially in cities and towns that have their own burning permit system.
Notify your local fire department and neighbors to let them know your plans to burn
Do not burn on windy days and stay abreast of changing weather conditions
Establish wide control lines down to bare mineral soil at least five feet wide around burn piles
Keep fire containment equipment on hand during the fire (e.g. rake, shovel, water)
Stay with the fire until it is completely out.
Permits from the Division of Forestry are free of charge and may be obtained by calling the Division of Forestry phone number at 1-877-350-2876 or online at http://burnsafetn.org/burn_permit.html
Permits will not be issued on days and in locations if it is considered unsafe to conduct a debris burn.
For information on what materials may NOT be burned in Tennessee, please visit Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Open Burning Guidelines by clicking here. To report illegal burning, please call toll-free 1-888-891-TDEC.