Master Dairy

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The Tennessee Master Dairy Program is an educational program to provide a variety of information on animal housing, management, nutrition, reproduction, milk quality, health, handling, welfare, and other topics. Modules are continuously created to provide dairy producers and other interested parties with the most up-to-date information on the topic of interest.

Modules are provided across the state to provide dairy producers with easy access to continuing education. Our monthly webinar program “Webinar Wednesday” will also be available for distance learning. The primary goal of the TMDP is education. Producers interested in becoming a certified “Master Dairy Producer” will need to complete 6 hours of continuing education each year. We anticipate this certification will satisfy the educational component for those intending to apply for the 50% cost-share through the Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement Program. Visit Tennessee Department of Agriculture to view the current items available for cost-share. Select “Application A” for most dairy-related items.

Certification for Tennessee Master Dairy Producers does include a $50 fee per certificate. You can register and pay your certificate fee online at or pay by check. Please reach out to Dr. Liz Eckelkamp at for information on paying by check.

“Master Dairy Producer” certification must be renewed yearly, so stay tuned for future programs!

Master Dairy in 2022

January 14, 2022 – Tennessee Dairy Producers Association Annual Meeting
8:00am CST to 2:00pm CST (5 hours of continuing education credit)

January 25, 2022 – Managing and Maximizing Fertilizer Inputs
Online link to view recording (2 hours of continuing education credit)

March 21 to 25, 2022 – Spring Forages for Dairy Cattle
Henry County Extension Office 11:30am CST to 3:30pm CST (4 hours of continuing education credit)
James E Ward Agricultural Center 10:00am CST to 2:00pm CST (4 hours of continuing education credit)
AgCentral Farmers Cooperative 10:00am EST to 2:00pm EST (4 hours of continuing education credit)
Clyde Austin 4-H Center 10:00am EST to 2:00pm EST (4 hours of continuing education credit)

Online Programming

​Webinar Wednesdays occurs on the second Wednesday of every month from 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST. This serves as an online alternative and supplemental programming to in-person Master Dairy Meetings. Please visit our Webinar Wednesday page and find out how to attend the webinars and satisfy your continuing education.