To communicate to agricultural producers and leaders, within and around Tennessee, the realization that agricultural diversification holds great promise for supplementing income, thereby contributing to the stability of our economy and way of life.

To expose Tennessee and surrounding agricultural producers and other rural residents to a wide array of income-producing ideas and markets in an effort to help them see new and alternative possibilities in production, processing, and merchandising.

To provide a network of information, assistance providers and people who are engaged in alternate activities in an effort to accelerate acceptance of innovative opportunities and to support those who have begun new enterprises.

To communicate the implications of these alternatives to community development leaders, lenders, donors, educators, policy makers, and others who support and understanding is helpful and necessary.

To create an awareness of agripreneurial (i.e., agricultural enterprise) opportunities among current and future agricultural leaders.

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