Tennessee Lawmakers To Celebrate Agricultural Day

Friday, March 10, 2017

Governor Bill Haslam has issued a proclamation recognizing the contributions of farmers and forestland owners as part of national and state Ag Day activities. State leaders and citizens will celebrate Agriculture Day in Tennessee on Tuesday with “Ag Day on the Hill.” 

Farm animals and a variety of agricultural equipment will be on display at the entrance to the Legislative Plaza on 6th Avenue in Nashville. Representatives from agricultural organizations and agencies will be available to discuss programs and opportunities for those interested in farming and forestry in Tennessee. 

At 9:30 a.m., lawmakers will race to see who can bag potatoes and bottle feed a calf the fastest. The Farm and Forest Families of Tennessee organization will present a check to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in honor of contest participants. 

The day’s activities will also include a silent auction to benefit the Society of St. Andrew and the Ag in the Classroom program.  

Activities will include:

Silent Auction  – 8 a.m. to noon
Bottle calf feeding, potato bagging contest between Senate and House Members – 9:30 a.m.
Live Animals – horses, cattle, chicks, sheep, lamb, goats, piglets 
Farm Equipment
Sweet Potato Drop benefitting the Society of St. Andrew


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