The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry.
The latest data come from the Census of Agriculture farm typology report and help shine light on the question, “What is a family farm?”
“As we wrap up mining the 6 million data points from the latest Census of Agriculture, we used typology to further explore the demographics of who is farming and ranching today,” said Statistics Division Director Hubert Hamer.
Tennessee Specialty License Plates — which support more than 100 different organizations and charities — are now available as gifts through a new website hosted by the state Department of Treasury office at Tennessee Gift Center.
The website is at tngiftcenter.com.
The Gift-A-Tag Gift Voucher Program is the first offering on the Tennessee Gift Center website and it can be accessed directly by going to tngiftcenter.com/giftatag.
Each Gift-A-Tag is good for the purchase of a specialty plate or the personalization of any license plate.
Roane County Trustee Wilma Eblen, right, is among the 175 people taking advantage of the good food and camaraderie at Kingston Rotary Club’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser.
Proceeds from the breakfast support service projects such as providing dictionaries to each third-grade student at Midway and Kingston Elementary Schools; awarding a scholarship to a nontraditional student at Roane State Community College; and helping to provide kidney transplants for low-income children in Mexico.