CHATTANOOGA – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture today announced the recipients of the animal spay/neuter grants at the Humane Educational Society in Chattanooga. The grants supports low cost spay/neuter programs in Tennessee and are funded through Animal Friendly license plate sales.
“This is a great program that not only helps control the number of unwanted animals but it also provides important animal and public health benefits,” said Ken Givens, Commissioner. “Every dollar the agency receives goes directly to spay and neuter services. Citizens can be assured that their money is going directly to the mission of the license plate.”
Governor Phil Bredesen to Open Ceremony
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.