Do you want to be your own boss?
These workshops are for you!!!

Skyhawk Entrepreneurial Vision Workshops are designed to turn business ideas into companies.

Workshops begin on Thursday, October 5, 2017, every Thursday for 7 weeks at the University of Tennessee at Martin. The first session begins at 4 pm - 8 pm. Sessions thereafter starts at 6 pm until 8pm. Each workshop ends with a door prize drawing for attending participants. Participants attending ALL six sessions will be eligible for a $200 prize drawing.

All sessions are FREE, including a light meal, networking opportunities, workshop materials, and open to the public with your registration below.


Sign-up HERE

This high-energy workshop series is FREE and open to the public. They are hosted at the University of Tennessee Martin College of Business & Global Affairs Building, Room 33 (View MAP).

TN Code Academy:
Teaching Skills, Growing Talent, Creating Entrepreneurs.

Code Academies are educational programs that teach the basics of computer programming through games and gaming platforms, web and mobile applications.

Students learn computational thinking and coding individually and as part of a team. When finished, the students host a "Demo Day," showcasing their efforts as a project presentation before adults and peers.

Bring a Code Academy to your school or community. Contact us and we'll get you started so your students can get a jump start on a high wage, high demand career.

Upcoming Events

TN Soybean Festival Minecraft Farming Challenge

TWO sessions available, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on September 2, 2017 at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Gooch Hall, Room 325, 544 University Street, Martin, TN 38237.

Twin Oaks Technology has designed a farming world for an epic TN Soybean Festival Minecraft Farming Challenge. There is a $100 cash price and a winner will be determined at each session.

Contestants will make educational, budgeting, banking, and real estate decisions. At the end of each session, the net worth of the farmer will be calculated to determine the challenge winner. Registration fee is $10. Suggested age to attend is 10-15. Limited seating. REGISTER HERE! View Facebook Event HERE.

Soybean Festival 2017 Minecraft Challenge

CO.STARTERS is a program designed to turn your business idea into action.

The Co.Starters Program will be postponed until the Spring of 2017 due to an illness of our facilitator.

In agriculture, most new ideas begin as a single seed of inspiration. NextFarm® is an agricultural focused entity owned by the Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center (NTEC) which sponsors a business development program to help rural entrepreneurs grow their ideas into sustainable businesses: AgStarters.

NTEC would like to organize a series of business development programs to help rural entrepreneurs grow their ideas into sustainable businesses. Please take a moment to share your thoughts, ideas and subjects you would like to learn.

Next FarmColorWe are excited to invite you to register for NextFarm®, a business development program focused on agricultural innovation.

The NextFarm® Learning Days is a series of entrepreneur workshops involving a cohort-based process that leverages the advantages of learning in a group setting. The program is geared to any company needing to expand the customer testing phase of business development, not just those who are ag related.


Strengthen your skills and grow your agricultural business by attending these upcoming workshops in collaboration with the LFN, Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center, Center for Profitable Agriculture UT Extension Institute of Agriculture, TN State University Cooperative Extension and the TN Department of Agriculture.

12/6/17 - Produce Safety Workshop Series, Post Harvest Water best practices, 11am – 2pm, NWTDD, 124 Weldon Drive, Martin, TN 38237

Water is used after harvest for many applications such as washing, cooling, icing and packing. Making sure that water is managed properly is very important as foodborne illness pathogens can easily be spread by water. In this workshop, we will talk about the quality of water needed for postharvest use and management strategies to reduce the risk of transferring pathogens from one piece of produce to another. Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and test your skills measuring sanitizer concentration using the most common methods. Participants will leave with practical knowledge they can immediately apply to their operations.

Cost: Free, includes lunch
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12/12/17 - Record Keeping Workshop Series, Quickbooks, 9am – 2pm, Agricultural & Natural Resources Teaching Complex, UTM

Hal Pepper, from the Center for Profitable Agriculture out of Knoxville, TN, will present a six-hour workshop designed to help farmers learn to keep financial records for an “example farm.” Participants will use Quick Books recordkeeping software to learn about setting up categories and tags, writing checks, recording deposits and creating reports. The workshop is designed for producers who sell fresh and processed farm products at direct marketing outlets such as farmers markets, on-farm stands, pick-your-own and agritourism operations. This workshop fulfills 1 TAEP educational requirement in ONLY the following Producer Diversification sectors: Agritourism, Fruits & Vegetables.

Cost: $20/person, includes lunch
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1/31/18 – Farmers Market Boot Camp, NWTDD, 124 Weldon Drive, Martin, TN 38237

Educational training opportunity for farmers market vendors. REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON!

 Watch a short video about the NextFarm Workshop series