Farm animals join legislators for Ag Day on the Hill

Posted: 5:32 PM, Mar 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-12 21:03:36-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It wasn't just your average day of bills and debate at the Capitol. Goats, saws and the Governor all made an appearance for Ag Day on the Hill.

This year's event focused on forestry in Tennessee. Governor Bill Lee rolled up his sleeves and competed in the log sawing competition - and won. Organizers say the annual event is all about celebrating Agriculture and its impact on our state's economy.

"Agriculture is the #1 industry. It supplies billions of dollars to the state's economy and we're glad that we have a governor that supports us every step of the way. It's important that people learn where their food comes from and know the hard work that farmers and foresters put into their jobs," said Commissioner of Agriculture Charlie Hatcher.

The event corresponds with National Agriculture Week and recognizes our local farmers for their efforts.

Tennessee has nearly 66,000 farms and 14 million acres of forestland.