MEMPHIS – Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Ken Givens will join other state and local leaders to announce a state grant for the expansion of the Memphis Farmers Market. The Memphis Farmers Market is a weekly non-profit outdoor market featuring local farmers and artisans. The market showcases locally sourced produce and food items and locally produced arts and crafts from the Mid-South region and also serves to educate the community about eating local, nutrition and food choices.
NASHVILLE – As the Aug. 5, 2010, deadline approaches for applying for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), misunderstandings about available assistance and its effect on other federal assistance and state benefits may be costly for those still needing to apply.
NASHVILLE – Education Commissioner Timothy Webb today announced the appointment of Bruce Opie to the position of Deputy Commissioner of Education. Mr. Opie joined the Department in 1985 and most recently served as the Department’s Assistant Commissioner for Legislation and Policy. As Deputy Commissioner he will oversee implementation of state education funding of local school systems.