Speaker Cameron Sexton and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally issued a joint statement relative to COVID -19: "The General Assembly is encouraging groups who have planned non-essential events and activities in and around the Cordell Hull Building and Capitol to consider rescheduling or postponing."
As a response to this request, and in conjunction with other relevant concerns, the 2020 Tennessee Ag Day on the Hill Committee has elected to postpone the event, with hopes of rescheduling in the near
future. The 2020 Tennessee Ag Day on the Hill Committee appreciates the continued outpouring of support for the event, and looks forward to hosting Tennessee Ag Day in the near future.
tate leaders and citizens will celebrate Agriculture Day in Tennessee on Tuesday, March 17 with Ag Day on the Hill, recognizing the farmers and foresters dedicated to feeding, sheltering, clothing, and fueling our world.
The event takes place at the State Capitol in Nashville. This year's competition will spotlight the role of the dairy industry in Tennessee. Lawmakers from the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives will test their skills during a milking competition. The winning team earns a commemorative award and bragging rights. The Farm and Forest Families of Tennessee organization will present a check to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in honor of contest participants.Farm animals will be on display at the 6th Avenue entrance to the Cordell Hull State Office Building.
The building's address is 425 5th Ave. N in Nashville, Tenn.
• Livestock on display - 8 a.m. to noon
• Governor Lee proclaims Agriculture Day in Tennessee - 10 a.m.
• Milking contest between Senate and House Members - 10:05 a.m.
Agriculture is one of the top industries in Tennessee, contributing more than $81 billion each year to the state's economy and accounting for more than 342,000 jobs. The state has nearly 70,000 farms representing 10.9 million acres, as well as 14 million acres of forestland.