Agriculture is big business in Grainger County. Here are some Ag Facts to prove it:
- Over 650 Greenhouses
- 923 farms
- 87,117 acres in farm land
- 18,218 acres of hay/corn silage
- 500 Acres of Field Vegetables
- 22,385 Head of Cattle
- Livestock make up 45% of Ag sales
- Ranked 44th in state for livestock
Agriculture is alive and well in Grainger County. Extension is heavily involved in bringing educational classes that meet the needs of the citizens. Here is a list of many of our programs.
Below are some pages of interest by topic: mouse over them and click to follow link.
The largest free festival in Tennessee is held the last full weekend in July. Don’t miss out on all the fun, food, entertainment, and of course great tasting Grainger County Tomatoes! To see a tomato wars video follow the homeowner link above.
is administered by the Center for Historic Preservation at MTSU in partnership with the Department of Agriculture.
It is meant to celebrate the efforts of farm families producing on the same ground for over 100 years. To become a Century Farm please follow this link and fill out the application and follow the instruction there in.