Jared Bruhin, a native of Sevier County, has joined the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture as the center’s newest marketing specialist.

The CPA staff provides educational programs and technical assistance to Tennessee farmers interested in expanding their business models to improve farm income.

Examples of value-added enterprises include agritourism operations like corn mazes or pumpkin patches as well as direct sales or on-farm marketing of produce, fresh meat and other products.

As a marketing specialist, Bruhin will work directly with farm families across the state in evaluating and developing value-added agricultural enterprises. He will also be involved with various outreach programs, workshops and collaborations related to direct marketing, agritourism and value-added enterprise development.

Before joining the CPA, Bruhin, a graduate of Sevier County High School, completed a master’s degree in agricultural economics UT in May. Bruhin began his CPA appointment on June 1.

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