Ag Tour

2024 ASFMRA Annual Conference logo

The Annual Conference Ag Tour is sponsored by:

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7:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 15 

Ag Tour attendees will depart at 7 AM to explore two agricultural businesses in Robertson County, which is the #3 ranked county for ag production out of the 95 counties in Tennessee!

  • South Central Growers SignSouth Central Growers, Inc.
    The first stop will be at South Central Growers, Inc., in Springfield, Tennessee. They are a wholesale producer of annuals, bedding plants, hanging baskets, garden mums and poinsettias. They supply retail organizations such as 84 Lowe’s stores, 37 Sam’s Club stores and others. They grow over 9 million plants under 25 acres of greenhouse glass along with 16 acres outside. Attendees will learn about plant production techniques; logistics systems connected to their buyers; resource stewardship and their family history rooted in the Netherlands. Poinsettia’s will be their primary focus in November so attendees will be treated to some spectacular views!

  • Jepson Farms LogoJepson Farms
    Next, tour goers will visit Jepson Farms, located in Orlinda, Tennessee, to experience and learn about the rich history of this multi-generation family farm, with the 6th, 7th and 8th generations actively participating since the operation began in 1806! They produce corn, soybeans, wheat, tobacco, pumpkins and watermelons encompassing over 10,000 acres in 4 counties. Attendees will learn about family history, cropping practices, sustainability focus, end use markets they supply and labor management. Breakout groups will focus on Tobacco Stripping, Cover Crop Trials and Tennessee Department of Ag topics.

Lunch will be prepared by Bernard Farms Custom Meats and Market, a neighboring business to Jepson Farms.

Attendees will enjoy experiencing rural Tennessee with its rolling hills, trees, farmsteads and the friendly nature of the people!

Thank You to
Our 2023 Sponsors

Kefa Capital, Inc.
Farm Credit
Farmers National
Halderman Real Estate and Farm Management
Hertz Farm Management
Peoples Company
Rabo AgriFinance
Scout Clean Energy
Crown Appraisals
Land Pro LLC
Valley Irrigation
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