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Tennessee Agriculture

  • Total farms: 69,983
  • Average farm size: 155 acres
  • 41% of the land in Tennessee is farmland.
  • Economic impact: $81 BILLION
  • 342,000 people in Tennessee employed by agriculture and forestry.
  • Farmers markets: 129
  • Top commodities: soybeans, corn, cotton, hay, wheat, tobacco, cattle & calves, broiler chickens, fresh-market tomatoes and dairy products
  • Production value: $3,500,000,000
    • 60% crops & 40% livestock


State Resources

Tennessee Department of Agriculture 

  https://www.tn.gov/agriculture.html

          TDA Comprehensive List of Links           https://www.tn.gov/agriculture/farms/beginning.html

          Pick Tennessee Products - https://www.picktnproducts.org/

  

TDA Live Data TDA Live 

TDA website with online, interactive source for agriculture and forestry information for every county in Tennessee. The live dashboards enable people to access real-time data for a range of information in one easy-to-access place.

Tennessee AgrAbility -  https://agrability.tennessee.edu/


4-H  https://4h.tennessee.edu/

The mission of Tennessee 4-H is to provide research-based Extension educational experiences that will empower young people to gain knowledge, develop life skills, and form positive attitudes to prepare them to become capable, responsible, and compassionate adults.

US Department of Agriculture

 USDA Farm Services - https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Tennessee/index

 USDA NRCS - https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/tn/home/

USDA Rural Development - https://www.rd.usda.gov/tn

Tennessee Department of Veteran Services https://www.tn.gov/veteran.html

To serve as an effective and efficient conduit for Veterans of all eras to connect with resources and services that improve their quality of life, access to education, business resources and high quality jobs.

Farm Credit - https://farmcredit.com/state/tennessee

Farm Credit's mission is to support rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow. 

Farm Bureau - https://tnfarmbureau.org/

At more than 680,000 members strong, we have the power to make a significant impact. Our goal is to provide a better way of life for rural Tennesseans and our members. We began as an organization lobbying for the betterment of our members, and are responsible for most of the positive agricultural and rural legislation we have today, as well as preventing some negative legislation from passing. Tennessee Farm Bureau continues to work closely with legislators in Nashville and Washington, D.C. today.

Agricenter VETSA https://www.agricenter.org/agvets 

VETSA is a pilot program designed as a 12-month intensive experience with formal and informal coursework, immersive, hands-on participation in active farming and research projects or a choice of certification programs that provide valuable and marketable professional skills with a shorter time commitment. Veterans will have opportunities to participate in trade workshops and conferences, networking and post-training support.

  Agricenter FARM SAFE -  https://www.agricenter.org/farmsafe

a safety training program specifically to educate farmers on critical safety gaps in our industry and help create safer working environments. The courses are designed to help you operate safely and efficiently on the farm and are available online now in English and Spanish


         

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