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On Your Mark, Get Set - and Slow Down for Fall

  Sept 10, 2014

"Don't skip the very best time of year to visit farmers markets," says Amy Tavalin, farmers market specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.....Learn More

TDA Now Accepting Water Quality Grant Proposals

  Sept 8, 2014

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is now accepting grant proposals for projects that will help improve water quality and reduce or eliminate nonpoint source pollution....Learn More

State Announces $100K Grant for Martin Farmers Market

  Sept 2, 2014

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson today announced a $100,000 Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program grant to the city of Martin to help fund the construction of a new farmers market pavilion....Learn More

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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. The Department touches the lives of Tennesseans every day through the food we eat, the fuel we pump, the clothes we wear, the wood products we use and the land we enjoy.

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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.