UTIA Family, please refer to utk.edu/coronavirus for the latest updates and student information. For UTIA-specific resources, including event information and county office status, please visit utia.tennessee.edu/coronavirus .

Community Economic Development

Contact Information

Tom Stebbins
Extension Agent
Phone: (423) 855-6113
Email: tstebbins@utk.edu

University of Tennessee Extension’s Community Economic Development Team assists Tennesseans and their communities in areas such as small business transition and growth, entrepreneurial training, workforce development, and technology transfer.

Navigating the new challenges of COVID-19 is a daunting task for businesses, families, and direct farm marketers, and Tennessee’s value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators are no exception. We have developed a listing of resources to support families, farmers and others who are making critical decisions and business adjustments during this time.

Find useful resources from our Center of Profitable Agriculture.