The Institute of Agriculture

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Better Process Control School

The Better Process Control School (BPCS) certifies supervisors of thermal processing systems and container closure evaluations for acidified and low-acid canned foods.

Better Process Control School Online Course

Domestic Kitchen Workshop

The Domestic Kitchen workshop provides an introduction to food microbiology, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), cleaning and sanitation, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), food labeling, and allergen control for food manufacturers wishing to prepare non-potentially hazardous foods in their home kitchen.

Domestic Kitchen Online Course

Pesticide Safety Education Program

Pesticide Safety and Education Program (PSEP) in Tennessee is a statewide educational program with an overall goal to protect the environment and the public health from improper use of pesticides by providing applicator and public education. The primary target audience includes certified and non-certified pesticide applicators of all kinds, farmworkers, and the general public.

Online Courses:
2018 Dicamba Stewardship Training
Private Applicator Initial Certification
Private Applicator Recertification (January 1 - June 30, 2020) Available for Commercial Applicators only.
Pesticide Spray Drift and the New Fumigation Rules (Commercial Applicators)
Introduction to Entomology (Commercial Applicators)
Understanding Pesticide Exposure and Herbicide Stewardship (Commercial Applicators)

Tennessee Master Nursery Producer Program

The Tennessee Master Nursery Program (TMNP) is a professional development program designed to provide Tennessee nursery producers with the best information possible in order to enhance their profitability and long-term environmental, economic, and community sustainability.

Tennessee Master Nursery Producer Program Online Course