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Resources

As the American population becomes increasingly urban and fewer people are actually raised on farms and ranches, the need increases for information about how our food is raised and processed. One American farmer now raises enough food and fiber for 155 people.


Tennessee farmers and ranchers are committed to producing a safe and affordable food supply, while providing a humane environment for their livestock. 


Agriculture plays an integral role in our daily lives.  An increased knowledge of agriculture and nutrition allows individuals to make informed personal choices about diet and health

Farm Bureau
​​Education and Resources



Tennessee Farm Bureau provides teachers with resources to help them educate their students about agriculture. Ag Literacy enrichment materials are provided through the Tennessee Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. This program offers a variety of classroom supplemental curriculum materials for grades K-12. Also included is an application for our Outdoor Classroom Garden Grant. We have downloadable activities available that go along with our new Agricultural Literacy Library.

 

Food, Land & People

Education and Resources



Educating about how Agriculture, the Environment, and People connect. 

 

Agriculture in the Classroom
Education and Resources



Agriculture in the Classroom programs are implemented by state-operated programs. National Agriculture in the Classroom supports state programs by providing a network that seeks to improve agricultural literacy — awareness, knowledge, and appreciation — among PreK-12 teachers and their students.

Tennessee Farmers Cooperative

Your Hometown Store



At the conclusion of World War II, Tennesseans began to show an intense interest in forming their own farm supply business to ensure a dependable source of products needed in their farming operations. 

Tennessee Beef Industry Council

Beef Industry Resources

The TBIC works to effectively maintain and build demand for beef in Tennessee, nationally and internationally by supporting and extending state and national market development programs. 

4-H

Ag Program

 

With an expansive network reaching every corner of the country, 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. More than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards and rural farming communities stand out among their peers: building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age. 

Tennessee Poultry Association

Poultry Information



The Tennessee Poultry Association works in partnership with growers, producers, companies, educators, researchers, The University of Tennessee, The Tennessee Department of Agriculture and agri-business to promote the commercial poultry industry in the state.

 

Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture

State Agriculture Information



The Tennessee Department of Agriculture promotes local produce and products and ensures safe and dependable food and fiber for all while conserving our natural resources. The Department touches the lives of Tennesseans every day through the food we eat, the fuel we pump, the clothes we wear, the wood products we use and the land we enjoy.



 

 

My American Farm

Education and Resources

​The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s My American Farm project teaches agricultural literacy to consumers and the public through an interactive computer game. Players learn where food comes from and how those products get from the farm to their dinner plate. My American Farm is an online educational game that lets students learn about agriculture while having fun.



 

 

American Farm Bureau

Foundation for Agriculture

Education and Resources



To build awareness, understanding, and a positive public perception of agriculture through education. To learn more about what the Foundation is doing to tell the story of agriculture and correct misconceptions about agriculture.

Farm Animal Care Coalition 

of Tennessee

Advocacy Information



The Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee (FACCT) is composed of leading Tennessee agricultural organizations, individual farmers, and others — all working together to assure the sustainability of the Volunteer State's diverse animal agriculture community.

Tennessee Soybean Association

Crop Education



The Tennessee Soybean Association (TSA) is a membership organization concerned with state, national, and international policies that affect soybean producer profits in Tennessee. TSA is affiliated with the American Soybean Association (ASA) in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Tennessee Cattlemen's Association

Beef Cattle Information

The TCA provide the cattle feeders and producers in the State of Tennessee with an organization through which they may function collectively to protect their interests and work toward the solution of cattle industry problems; and to build the necessary good-will that will bring both governmental and public esteem and recognition to the industry.​

Future Farmers of America

Ag Program

 

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

 

National Pork Board

Pork Information



The National Pork Board works towards uniting Pork Producers to build a bright future for the Pork Industry

Pork producers and importers pay 0.40 of one percent of the market value of each animal, which is 40 cents per $100 in value. It generates about $50 million per year. 

 

 

The Dairy Alliance

The Dairy Alliance is a nonprofit funded by dairy farm families of the Southeast, working with dairy farmers, retailers, schools, sports teams, health professionals, local organizations, state leaders, the media and the public to promote dairy foods and knowledge about the dairy industry. 

The Dairy Alliance works with consumers of  to provide nutritional information, dairy industry news, research and recipes for a healthy lifestyle that includes three servings of milk, cheese or yogurt each day.