TDA Commissioner Julius Johnson recently presented awards to 56 of the state's top county, regional and state agricultural fairs. They were recognized with the Merit Award for outsdtanding achievement during the 2013 fair season....Learn More
In an effort to enhance the state's agricultural industry and to increase farmers' capacity to produce, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is encouraging producers to take advantage of new continuing education opportunities now offered by the University of Tennessee Extension...Learn More
TDA Division of Forestry, in partnership with The Land Trust for Tennessee and The Conservation Fund, celebrated today the completion of a multi-year effort to conserve a significant stretch of environmentally and economically important forestland in South Cumberland...Learn More
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture promotes local produce and products and ensures safe and dependable food and fiber for all while conserving our natural resources. Farming and forestry not only preserve a time-honored way of life, but they also fuel the state's economy. Agricultural production generates more than $3.5 billion annually in farm cash receipts and nearly $300 million generated by timber sales. The Department touches the lives of Tennesseans everyday through the food we eat, the fuel we pump, the clothes we wear, the wood products we use and the land we enjoy.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against persons based on their race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Any person alleging discrimination based on a prohibited basis has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discrimination with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and/or the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. For more information contact Nakisha Easley, Title VI Coordinator at 615.837.5167. Title VI Complaint Form.