TGSAS is held at the University of Tennessee at Martin for four weeks during the summer. Thirty-two of the state’s top agricultural students get hands on experience of the diversity of agriculture. Through this educational experience they earn college credit and get to travel across the state and out of state to learn about agriculture.
After the students got off the bus they were welcomed by Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture, Terry Oliver and Public Affairs for Agriculture, Tom Womack. They got an overview of the different departments that make up TDA and the history of Ellington Agriculture Center. The students got a chance to tour the Moss Building (a beautiful plantation house, where the Commissioner of Agriculture’s office is located) and the Agriculture Museum. While they were touring I got a chance to catch up with some of the councilors and to hear the latest about UTM.
TGSAS pose for a picture at the Tennessee Dept. Ag