Explore Tennessee agriculture and learn what makes it unique.
There are a total of 69,983 farms in Tennessee across 10.8 million acres of agricultural land covering 41% of the state’s total land area. Farmers produce a wide variety of commodities, but field crops such as Soybeans, Cotton, and Corn account for the majority of revenue, a total of $2.2 billion. However, the sale of Livestock, Poultry and their products should by no means be overlooked as these commodities combined make up a total of $1.6 billion in sales.
The latest USDA Ag Census revealed that farmers in Tennessee grew and sold $3.8 billion dollars worth of agricultural products, of which, just over 30% was from the sale of Cattle, and Poultry and nearly 30% from Corn and Soybeans.
The top 5 counties in terms of agricultural sales were Bedford County, Weakley County, Robertson County, Obion County, and Gibson County. These counties make up 19% of Tennessee's total agricultural revenue.