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Alabama

Animal Auctions:

Alabama Livestock Auction (Uniontown, AL): Cattle sales held weekly every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and horse sales held in April and October on the 3rd Saturday of the month.

http://www.allivestock.com/

Northwest Alabama Livestock Auction (Russellville, AL): Every Monday; goats & hogs at 10 a.m. with cattle immediately following.

http://nwalivestock.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Central Seed and Supply (Springville, AL): Supplying game plot seed, erosion seed, lawn and ag seed, vegetable seed and more.

http://www.centralseedandsupply.com/

Greensboro Farmers Co-op (Greensboro, AL): Supplying everything from seed and fence supplies to organic fertilizer and diesel fuel.

http://greensborofarmersco-op.com/

Central Farm Supply (Atmore, AL): Supplying seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, farm supplies, animal feed and more.

http://www.centralfarmsupply.com/

 

Grants:

The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries describes a number of federal and Alabama-specific farming grants on their website: http://www.agi.alabama.gov/divisions/executive/center-for-alternative-fuels/grants-funding

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Alabama Beginning Farmers Project is a USDA-funded project which aims to provide science-based information and consultation to beginning farmers, support and collaborate with third-party educational programs, and develop new educational resources. Their website it available here: http://www.aces.edu/anr/beginningfarms/

 

Kentucky

Animal Auctions:

Kentucky-Tennessee Livestock Market (Guthrie, KY): Cattle sales on Thursday afternoon.

http://kytnlivestock.com/

Russell County Stockyard (Russell Springs, KY): Cattle sales on Wednesday at 8 a.m. Cow sale on the 1st Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Goat sale on the 1st Saturday of the month at 5 p.m.

http://www.rcstockyard.com/html/sale_info.html

Blue Grass Stockyards (Richmond, Stanford, Campbellsville, KY): Cattle, hog, goat, and sheep sales at various Blue Grass Stockyards around Kentucky. Schedule available here:

http://www.bgstockyards.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

St. Matthews Feed & Seed (Louisville, KY): Providing grass, vegetable, flower, and cover crop seed.

http://feed-seed.com/

Feed & Seed Depot (Crestwood, KY): Providing a variety of vegetable and flower seeds, including 25 kinds of tomatoes and 20 kinds of peppers.

http://feedseeddepot.com/

 

Grants:

The Kentucky Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy provides links to various loan programs available for Kentucky farmers here: https://agpolicy.ky.gov/finance/Pages/loan-programs.aspx

Kentucky State University provides information and links to their Small-Scale Farm Grant Program for small farmers here: https://kysu.edu/academics/cafsss/research-extension/small-scale-farm-grant-program/

Southern SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education) also provides links to grants for sustainable agriculture on their website here: https://www.southernsare.org/SARE-in-Your-State/Kentucky

 

Resources for New Farmers:

KYFarmStart – Kentucky’s Beginning Farmer Program is a management program for beginning farmers to help them make management decisions which are profitable for their farms. Information about the program can be found here: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/AgEcon/kyfarmstart/index.php

 

Mississippi

Animal Auctions:

Southeast Mississippi Livestock Auction (Hattiesburg, MS): Auctions on Mondays with hogs, goats, and sheep starting at 9:30 a.m. and cattle starting at 12:30 p.m.

https://semlauction.com/

3rd Saturday Chicken Auction Carthage (Carthage, MS): Chicken auction held every 3rd Saturday.

https://www.facebook.com/3rd-Saturday-Chicken-Auction-Carthage-722266424556693/

Double-L Cattle Auction (Thaxton, MS): Cattle auctions held quarterly with information available on website.

http://www.doublelcattleauction.com/home

 

Seed Supplies:

Crossroads Feed & Seed (Poplarville, MS): Supplying various types of seed including vegetable seed, flower seed, and more.

http://www.crossroadsfeedandseed.com/

Hudson Farm Supply (Wiggins, MS): Supplying quality farm supply including wildflower seed, garden seed, grass and cover crop seed, and more.

http://www.hudsonfarmsupply.com/

 

Grants:

The USDA Farm Service Agency Mississippi website lists a number of programs and loan options for farmers, available here: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Mississippi/programs/index

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Mississippi website offers various resources for new and beginning farmers and ranchers on their website here: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ms/programs/landscape/?cid=nrcs141p2_022779

 

Tennessee

Animal Auctions:

Kentucky-Tennessee Livestock Market (Cross Plains, TN): Cattle sales on Monday at 1:30 p.m.

http://kytnlivestock.com/

Knoxville Livestock Auction Center (Mascot, TN): Cattle sale every Wednesday with sale from 12 noon and horse sale on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 4 p.m.

http://www.knoxvillelivestock.com/

 

Seed Supplies:

Knoxville Seed & Greenhouse (Knoxville, TN): Selling a wide variety of name brand seeds.

http://www.knoxseed.com/index.php

Pennington Seed & Supply Company (Pennington, TN): Selling seed and other garden and farm supplies.

https://www.facebook.com/stlpenn111/

 

Grants:

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture website provides information about the Statewide Agricultural Producer Association Grant Program which aims to increase farmers’ incomes here: https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/farms/taep/industry/statewide-agricultural-producer-association-grant-program.html

The USDA Tennessee Rural Development website offers information about and links to rural business development grants in Tennessee here: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-business-development-grants/tn

 

Resources for New Farmers:

The Tennessee Beginning Farmer Development Program aims to provide the skills and information necessary to make new farming operations successful. Information about the program is available here: https://extension.tennessee.edu/beginningfarmers/Pages/default.aspx

Tennessee State University also offers their Tennessee New Farmer Academy which is a 7-month certificate program for farmers, ranchers, and returning veterans in Memphis, Nashville, and Wartburg. Information about the program is available here: http://www.tnstate.edu/extension/NFA.aspx