Value-added Agriculture Products, then Biomass & Forestry Products in Tennessee

Value-added Agriculture Products Business Workshop
May 7th 9:30-12:00 Tennessee Career Center
130 Progress Center Plaza Centerville
(email to register)
How to start and how to grow a business that adds value to agriculture products. Canning fruit preserves, processing timber products, making wine, creating decorative items from flowers, curing hams…. anything that adds value to something agricultural, food or fiber.

Representatives from the following are scheduled to provide information:

  • Center for Profitable Agriculture
  • UT Extension
  • Tennessee Department of Agriculture
  • Tennessee Farm Bureau
  • USDA Rural Development
  • Tennessee Economic & Community Development BERO
  • South Central Tennessee Development District
  • Hickman County Economic & Community Development Association

Biomass & Forestry Products in Tennessee
May 15th 6:00p.m. MLEC Conference Room Centerville

What Bio-fuels could mean to Hickman County. Dr. Adam Taylor Universtity of Tennessee Forest Products Extension Specialist will be the main speaker. Call 729.2404 to register.

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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