Sequatchie County Agriculture and Natural Resources Programs

Programs educate farmers and homeowners and other agricultural and horticultural producers on the latest management practices needed to solve problems and improve production and marketing.
Livestock and Forages
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Forestry and Wildlife
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Farm Management
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Backyard Poultry
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Beekeeping and Pollinators
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lawn and Garden
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Master Gardening
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UT Farming Fundamentals

Contact Information

Sheldon Barker Profile Page

Sheldon Barker
Ext Agent III & Co Dir
Phone: 423-949-2611


Soil testing – the University of Tennessee Extension Soil, Plant and Pest Center in Nashville can analyze soil samples and make fertilize and lime recommendations for row crops, forages, lawns and gardens.

Pest identification – the University of Tennessee Extension can help with insect, weed, and disease identification for crops, forages, and gardens.

Forage Testing – forage and grain samples can be submitted to the University of Tennessee for nutrient analysis, feeding recommendations are then provided.

Pesticide Safety & Education (PSEP)

A statewide educational program with an overall goal to protect the environment and public health from improper use of pesticides by providing applicator and public education. Those completing the class will be certified as a private applicator. Those interested can contact the UT Extension office.

Sequatchie County Agriculture and Natural Resources Programs