Agriculture Response and Resources
COVID-19 in Tennessee
Tennessee Agriculture Interactive Data
Burn Permits Required
Starting October 15
Guidelines for COVID-19
Beginning Farmer Resources
2020 Ag Insider Magazine
Slowing the Spread of COVID-19
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation following Governor Bill Lee’s State of Emergency declaration. We take the health of citizens and our staff very seriously and are following best practices to slow the spread of the virus.
We remain committed to protecting food safety, product quality, and fair commerce. Our department is maintaining regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST) and regular services unless otherwise stated. Meetings with the option for electronic participation (conference call, video conferencing, etc.) are preferred. Please contact the meeting organizer to confirm details.
To enter a state building, citizens and staff must answer health screening questions, wear a face covering, and have forehead temperature taken via touchless thermometer. Six feet of distance must be maintained between people at all times.
Please see our COVID-19 resources page for specifics on TDA's response.
For Tennessee to become a national leader in agriculture and forestry through economic advancement, innovation, and natural resource stewardship by commitment to service, family, farms, and healthy living.
To serve all the citizens of Tennessee by providing options for responsible use of our agricultural and forest resources, developing economic opportunities, safeguarding food and fiber, and ensuring equity in the marketplace.
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News & Events
- USDA, Tennessee Sign Shared Stewardship Agreement to Improve Forest Conditions on Public and Private Lands
- Tennessee Equine Health Advisory Commission Formed
- Holt to Join Tennessee Department of Agriculture
- Kord Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory Wins Farm Bill Grant to Further Protect Animal Health
- Tennessee Forestry Action Plan Open for Public Comment
- Live Interactive Data Shows Tennesseans the Impact of Agriculture and Forestry Where They Live