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  • Orders Now Accepted for Division of Forestry Tree Seedlings

    Friday, September 03, 2021 | 08:53am

    The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry (TDF) is offering a variety of tree and shrub seedlings for reforestation and conservation projects. The East Tennessee Nursery in Delano, Tenn. is accepting orders until April 15, 2022 while supplies last.

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  • Tennessee Forestry Division Names New Assistant State Forester

    Thursday, September 02, 2021 | 12:49pm

    The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Division of Forestry announces the promotion of Wade Waters to Assistant State Forester over fire management and emergency response operations. Waters has nearly 20 years of extensive experience in forestry and wildland fire management and has served as the Division of Forestry (TDF) fire chief since 2018. His skill and leadership earned him an Excellence in Service award from Governor Bill Lee in 2020.

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  • New Farmers Now Eligible for Cost Share Assistance

    Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | 02:37pm

    The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) announces the application dates for this year’s cost share program are Oct. 1-7. This year, there is a new option to the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) for citizens who are new to farming.

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  • Tennessee Wine and Grape Board to Meet

    Friday, August 27, 2021 | 01:10pm

    The Tennessee Wine and Grape Board will meet Sept. 8, 2021 at the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville, Tenn. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. CDT in the Holeman Building conference room located at 424 Hogan Road.

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  • Fill Your Grill With Farm-Direct Meats for Free

    Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | 02:30pm

    Pick Tennessee Products’ “Fill Your Grill” contest is back and this year, taking place during the Tennessee State Fair. Between Aug. 12 and 21, you can register online to win $200 worth of local meats from your choice of Tennessee farms participating in Pick Tennessee Products.

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  • Wildland Fire Hazard Mitigation Grants Available to Communities

    Thursday, August 05, 2021 | 12:42pm

    The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry (TDF) will be accepting grant applications for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program beginning Aug. 9 and continuing through Sept. 10, 2021. Communities that have developed or are in the process of developing a Community Wildfire Prevention Plan (CWPP) will be eligible for funding to implement hazard mitigation assistance and education projects in their CWPP.

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  • Natchez Trace State Forest Work Center Opens

    Tuesday, August 03, 2021 | 02:47pm

    The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) today held a grand opening and tree planting ceremony for a new Division of Forestry work center on Natchez Trace State Forest in Wildersville, Tenn. Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M., State Forester David Arnold, and Division of Forestry personnel joined state and local officials, as well as Smokey Bear, to celebrate the opening.

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  • Grant Award to Stimulate Tennessee Wood Products Success Internationally

    Monday, August 02, 2021 | 03:49pm

    Funds to research exports of Tennessee’s hardwood will benefit the wood products industry statewide and strengthen international markets. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) has been awarded an Emerging Markets Program (EMP) grant from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service to study Tennessee hardwood viability in Vietnam.

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  • Minton Recognized for Excellence in Service

    Friday, July 23, 2021 | 09:23am

    Governor Bill Lee has recognized Terry Minton of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture with the Governor’s Excellence in Service Award. The biannual award recognizes outstanding state employees who are at the forefront of improving the way Tennessee State Government delivers services.

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