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General Assembly celebrates  agriculture in Tennessee

Tennessee’s annual Ag Day on the Hill was held at the State Capitol in Nashville on  March 19 and featured a variety of events, exhibits, activities and livestock along  with producers and exhibitors from across the state. The event coincided with  National Agriculture Week. In Tennessee, agriculture-related industries employ 324,000 people and contribute $89 billion into the  economy. Among those in attendance were farmers, foresters, agriculture officials,  legislators, 4-H and Future Farmers of America members.  A $1,000 check was also presented to the Shooting Hunger Backpack program on  behalf of the Farm and Forest Families of Tennessee organization.

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