Statewide, Agriculture Industry partners will celebrate Ag Day with online events and outdoor activities

Cookeville – Agriculture is TN’s top industry. In celebration, Governor Bill Lee has officially designated March 21 Tennessee Ag day.

“The Tennessee Department of Agriculture invites citizens to join them in celebrating agriculture and forestry businesses and workers,” said the State of Tennessee in a release. “This special day is set aside to help people understand how food and fiber are produced and the role farmers and foresters play in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.”

Agriculture is more than business. To many, it is their life, means to an end and families life blood.

“For many Tennesseans, Ag Day is every day,” Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said. “Families across the state work hard to make sure we have a dependable food supply and premium lumber products. This is the second Ag Day during the COVID-19 pandemic and that environment spotlights the critical work and economic impact of the agriculture industry.”

On March 24, lawmakers in the House of Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will host “Virtual Ag Day.” The committee will hear from a group of speakers from the agriculture industry. The theme of AG Day is Food Brings Everyone to the Table.

“Whether families get their food from the farm, farmers market or grocery store, meals are the perfect time to reflect on where quality food comes from and how purchases support local communities,” according to the release. Now is the time to “appreciate our farmers and those in the agriculture industry who provide food for Tennessee families and drive our local and statewide economies.”

Statewide, Agriculture Industry partners will celebrate Ag Day with online events and outdoor activities and schools will have the chance to promote Ag related careers. The public can tune into this virtual event live at 2 p.m. with the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Ron Moses is the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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