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.
Welcome to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture
News & Events
- Governor Proclaims March 5 as Arbor Day in Tennessee
- Burn Permits Required Through May 15
- Tennessee Celebrates Weights and Measures Week
- Tennessee Department of Agriculture Offers Online Pesticide Certification and Licensing Exams
- Pick Tennessee Products Celebrates Refreshed Look
- Apply Now for the 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grants