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Tennessee Agriculture

Tennessee Agriculture

Tennessee Agriculture

Tennessee farming is far from the mule-and-plow stereotype of the past. Staying attuned to the technological times, embracing sustainability and innovation in an ever-changing industry is how agriculture and forestry have remained vital sectors in the Volunteer State, contributing approximately $74.8 billion to Tennessee’s economy each year. Leading agricultural commodities are cattle and calves, broilers and milk, and also soybeans, corn, hay, wheat, cotton, tobacco, and a variety of fruits and vegetables.

With just over 67,300 farms spread across 9 million acres of land and $4.28 billion in cash receipts, Tennessee contains many prosperous traditional farming operations. More than 349,000 Tennesseans are employed in both the agricultural and forestry industries. The state is also a hotbed of agricultural innovation and entrepreneurship.

More Than Tradition: Innovative Farming in Tennessee

Tennessee producers are using innovative farming methods to maintain a strong agriculture industry.

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Tennessee Agriculture by the Numbers

Farms

68,050

Farmers Markets

125

Economic Impact

$3.6B

yr.
Source: NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service), USDA

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Ag Tag Boosts Ag Education in Tennessee

Ag Tag funds drive growth and progress in Tennessee's ag youth organizations.

Bush Brothers Triumphs as a Household Name

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