WASHINGTON—This week, U.S. Rep. John Rose (TN-6) led the Tennessee Congressional delegation tointroduce a bipartisan resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation (TFBF), celebrating their long history ofrepresenting farmers across the state. This legislation is cosponsored by Representatives Diana Harshbarger (TN-1), Tim Burchett (TN-2), Chuck Fleischmann (TN-3), Scott DesJarlais (TN-4), Jim Cooper (TN-5), Mark Green (TN-7), David Kustoff (TN-8) and Steve Cohen (TN-9).
“I could not be more proud to be a farmer and voting member of the 100-year-old Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation,” said Rose. “TFBF is the largest Farm Bureau in America and is the collective voice for farmers in Nashville and Washington. Every member of the Tennessee Congressional delegation relies on TFBF to one extent or another to stay tuned into what challenges and opportunities exist for 21st century farmers. The importance of Farm Bureau for agriculture cannot be overstated.”
“We are honored Congressman Rose and the Tennessee House Delegation are recognizing Tennessee Farm Bureau’s 100th anniversary,” said TFBF President Jeff Aiken. “We appreciate the resolution and thank them for their support of our century-year old organization, and even more so, their support of the farmers and rural people we have served for the past 100 years. As we step into the next 100 years, we look forward to working together to ensure the voice of agriculture remains strong in Tennessee.”
“I’m thankful for the century of work that the Tennessee Farm Bureau has done to ensure policymakers understand the needs of Tennessee farmers,” said Rep. Harshbarger. “I’m confident that the Tennessee Farm Bureau will continue to be a trusted leader, guiding decisionmakers in meaningful agriculture policy.”
“I am a proud member of the Tennessee Farm Bureau, and it is great partnering with this organization to make sure East Tennessee’s farmers’ voices are heard in Washington,” Burchett said. “Congratulations on 100 years of service!”
“For 100 years, the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation has nobly served countless farmers who work the soil every day to feed our great state and nation,” said Fleischmann. “The Farm Bureau and the farmers they represent are the best of America and Tennessee. I am humbled and honored that I can help commemorate the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th anniversary.”
“Farm Bureau is a pillar in communities across the state of Tennessee,” said Rep. DesJarlais. “Our local farmers and ranchers are the backbone of our economy and ensure we have a safe and secure supply chain. Thank you, Tennessee Farm Bureau, for 100 years of dedicated service to our agricultural communities. I look forward to seeing what you accomplish in the future.”
“Since 1921, the Tennessee Farm Bureau has been a champion for agriculture in our state,”said Rep. Green. “Because of that steadfast leadership, the Volunteer State’s Farm Bureau has grown to the largest in the entire country—a milestone that directly benefits our agricultural industry and the men and women who make it up. The Tennessee Farm Bureau’s driving purpose has remained the same for 100 years—a steady, guiding hand. From insuring Tennesseans against catastrophe to being there in times of need, the Tennessee Farm Bureau has always been there. It’s an honor to join my colleagues in celebrating everything this organization has accomplished over the last century.”
“Through social, educational and economic programs, the Tennessee Farm Bureau has been the voice of agriculture in Tennessee for 100 years,”said Rep. Kustoff. “The impact the Farm Bureau has had on farmers and rural communities in West Tennessee and the entire state is remarkable. I am proud to join my colleagues in Washington to introduce this resolution to honor and commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation.”
U.S. Rep. John Rose is currently serving his second term representing Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District and resides in Cookeville with his wife, Chelsea, and their two sons, Guy and Sam. The Sixth District includes Cannon, Clay, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, White and Wilson counties as well as portions of Cheatham and Van Buren counties. Representative Rose currently serves on the Financial Services Committee and is an eighth-generation farmer, small business owner and attorney.