GOVERNMENT FEED & HAY BARNS HOW TO BUILD A POLE BARN

Eligible Items

New structures and additions to existing structures

 New structures must be a min. of 900 sq. ft. - loft or 2nd level will not be considered in total sq. ft. of structure - See more at: https://www.tn.gov/agriculture


*Min. eave height - 14 ft. high clearance for new structures and additions 

Use of structure must be for hay storage only

 At least one side/end must be completely open 

Roof - metal, shingles, or a polymer coated fabric (e.g., Cover- All, Clear Span, Super Structure, etc.)

 Labor - labor provided by applicant is not eligible 


Requirements

1.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their project is eligible and meets all TAEP criteria. 


Hay storage structures must conform to the minimum requirements and guidelines of the University of Tennessee Extension Service. These guidelines are available at county UT Extension offices or online at www.tn.gov/taep under Hay Storage in Producer Programs.


Site must be well drained



Reimbursement Maximums per Square Foot

Approvals will be allocated for the maximum amount of $5,000. Reimbursements will be based on finished project up to maximum  per square foot. Examples of how to calculate reimbursement amount will be included in reimbursement instructions and at  www.tn.gov/taep under Hay Storage in Producer Programs. 


35% Cost Share - Standard Producer

    $2.00/sq. ft. max. reimbursement

    Total reimbursement not to exceed $5,000 


50% Cost Share - Master Producer for pole barns

    $3.00/sq. ft. max. reimbursement

    Total reimbursement not to exceed $5,000 

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