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Applications Now Available for Industrial Hemp Production

  Nov 21, 2014

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications from farmers and producers interested in growing industrial hemp...Learn More

Qualifications Updated for TAEP Continuing Education

  Jan 8, 2015

With an eye to enhancing the state's agricultural industry and increasing farmers' capacity to produce, TDA is encouraging farmers to continue their education through UT Extension....Learn More

State Partnership Announced to Boost Tennessee Beef Industry

  Dec 16, 2014

In a joint effort to rebuild a declining Tennessee beef herd, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and Tennessee Farmers Cooperative have announced a unique public-private partnership...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.