NASHVILLE - Tennessee lawmakers will applaud Ag Day on a Hill on Mar 20 during Legislative Plaza. The day will prominence a significance of tillage and forestry to a state of Tennessee. Agriculture is one of a tip industries in Tennessee that contributes some-more than $71 billion a year to a state’s economy and employs scarcely 364,000 residents.
Ag Day on a Hill will underline a accumulation of exhibits and activities including:
- A goat milking competition between Senate and House members
- A cattle weighing competition
- Live animals – cattle, goats, pigs, sheep, mules
- Farm apparatus
- Special presentations to a House Agriculture Committee
Ag Day on a Hill will start during 8 a.m. with displays from all rural organizations backing a halls while a cattle weighing contest, live animals and plantation apparatus will be located outside. The goat milking competition will take place outward during 11 a.m. between state lawmakers. Special presentations to a House Agriculture Committee during 1:30 p.m. will hang adult a event.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee will have collection bins accessible during Legislative Plaza via a day. Participants, exhibitors and visitors are speedy to move nonperishable equipment for donation. The Farm and Forest Families of Tennessee classification will also benefaction a check to Second Harvest in respect of a winning milker.
Tennessee has some-more than 78,000 farms representing 10.9 million acres. Tennessee’s tip rural line embody cattle, soybeans, poultry, hothouse and hothouse products, corn, cotton, dairy products and tobacco.