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TDA Unveils New Ag and Foresty Industry Magazine

Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 08:16am

Comprehensive Guide Promotes Agriculture to Consumers, Businesses and Policy Makers

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture recently unveiled the premiere issue of Tennessee Ag Insider magazine, a comprehensive guide to the state’s farms, food and forestry. The department unveiled the magazine to the public March 20 at the annual Ag Day on the Hill celebration at Legislative Plaza in Nashville.

The yearly magazine serves as a primer for government and business leaders and consumers about the impact of agriculture and forestry on the state’s health, environment and economy.

“We are fortunate to have such a diverse and rich industry that contributes not only to our economy but our quality of life,” Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson said. “We’re proud to join with nationally renowned publisher Journal Communications and the agricultural community to spotlight some of the challenges and opportunities within the ag and forestry sectors.”

The magazine, which is free to the public, is also intended to educate Tennessee consumers about their food source, while introducing and giving a voice to the state’s farmers who provide that food. The magazine features original photography, reader-friendly charts and graphs and profiles of individual farmers. Articles focus on the state’s top products, issues facing farmers and the business side of the state’s largest industry.

The digital version of Tennessee Ag Insider is hosted at www.tnagriculture.com. The magazine’s online presence features farm-to-table recipes, agriculture facts and stats, videos and interviews with farmers across the state.

Tennessee Ag Insider is supported through advertisement at no cost to the department and is available by contacting the Tennessee Department of Agriculture in Nashville at 615-837-5103 and online at www.tnagriculture.com.