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    Tennessee Department of Agriculture COVID-19 statement:

    The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is closely monitoring 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’s services will continue unless otherwise stated. TDA public events are canceled through May 25. Meetings with the option for electronic participation (conference call, video conferencing, etc.) are expected to take place. Please contact the meeting organizer to confirm.

    Remember to follow CDC guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19:  avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people, maintain at least six feet of space between you and others, wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time, avoid touching your face, and stay home if you feel sick.

    Please see our COVID-19 resources page for specifics on TDA's response.

    Our Vision

    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.

    Our Mission

    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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    Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Committee to Meet

    June 1, 2020

    The Tennessee State Fair and Exposition Commission will meet by electronic means June 1, 2020 at 2 p.m. CDT.

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