- Ag Enhancement Funds to Help Construct Pavilion, Expand Access to Local Products -
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson today announced a $100,000 Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program grant to the city of Martin to help fund the construction of a new farmers market pavilion.
Johnson presented the grant to Mayor Randy Brundige during the Mayor’s Kickoff Luncheon at the annual Tennessee Soybean Festival at UT Martin.
“On behalf of Gov. Bill Haslam, I’m happy to announce this grant to help the city build a farmers market pavilion to better serve the area’s needs,” Johnson said. “The grant is part of our efforts to increase economic activity in our rural communities by responding to the growth in and demand for Tennessee’s fresh and local farm products.”