When the first settlers came to this land of hills and valleys in the late 18th century, they found a place where the soil and the seasons offered a chance to build new farmsteads and new lives.
It was all about work, planting, tending and harvesting corn, wheat, cotton, tobacco, fruits and vegetables and raising livestock. Along the way, as the crops grew, so did a culture, a way of life that is shaped by the seasons and grounded in hard work.
Today, modern tractors may have replaced the wooden plows of yesteryear, but farms still dot the countryside and the legacy of those early settlers is reflected at every turn.
Come explore Southeast Tennessee and enjoy the fruits of our labor! You'll find farms that honor the timeless traditions of the past growing crops the way their ancestors did. And you'll find new endeavors ranging from alpaca farms to organic gardening classes.
You can take a hay wagon ride, drive a scenic country road, stay in a bed and breakfast, sample fresh baked breads, pick your own strawberries, feed the alpacas, hike through a forest with a llama as your companion, enjoy a traditional Southern lunch, select the perfect daylily to take home, attend an old-fashioned county fair. The choices are endless!
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Why buy the Ag Tag? Agriculture holds a special place in the hearts of Tennesseans, and is at the heart of Tennessee's economy. When you take Tennessee's Ag Tag on the road, you'll show pride in your state while investing in Tennessee's future.
Who benefits from it? Special license plates have been popular for a decade, but only a few have their proceeds designated to special funds related to the tag's theme or emblem. Tennessee Ag Tag dollars will fund the Tennessee Agricultural Development Fund, supporting agricultural youth organizations and agricultural and forestry awareness, education and marketing programs. For just $35 (plus your normal tag fees) you can show pride in Tennessee and help fellow citizens understand and appreciate agriculture for years to come.
How do I get one? Just take your current plate off your car and into your county clerk's office and exchange it for Tennessee's Ag Tag. There's no need to wait for your registration to expire. The time remaining on your registration will be credited to your new registration. Contact your county clerk's office for information on how to receive your tag by mail.