NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson today announced the appointment of Gregory Phillipy as director of the Tennessee Agricultural Museum.
“We’re excited to have Greg lead our museum at this critical juncture when we’re trying to expand our efforts to better educate and inform children and adults about the importance of agriculture’s past, present and future,”Johnson said. “Along with his Tennessee roots, he brings extensive experience and knowledge that I believe will help the museum stand out and become more relevant in today’s educational and historical communities.”
Phillipy’s appointment is effective immediately as he assumes responsibilities previously performed by Anne Dale who served the museum for 25 years. In this role, Phillipy will oversee the collection and care of more than 3,500 artifacts. He will also head the educational and outreach programs for the organization.