Nashville, TN

Ag Tag Breaks Record: $487,000 sales on its 25th Birthday

Dex Walker

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NASHVILLE, TN – The 2021 fiscal year successfully breaks the record for Tennessee’s Ag Tag License plat sales. Reaching out about $487,000, which will be utilized to support and enhance agricultural communities in Tennessee, as well as aiming to develop and empower agriculture and the youth.

Citizens already give a meaningful contribution by supporting the government in this way. Since the launch of Tennessee's Ag Tag License Plate 20 years ago—particularly in 1996, $7,3 million has been gifted to support the agricultural sector and human resources.

The contributions comprise $55,000, each year to FFA 4-H and the fund for Governor’s School for Agricultural Sciences. Ag in the Classroom costs $65,000 every year.

“The Ag Tag with its recognizable red barn is more than a symbol,” Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M., said.

“The license plate has a real impact on agricultural programs for young people and local farmers. When you put the Ag Tag on your vehicle, you are helping sustain agricultural and forestry development and leadership programs. The red barn conveys Tennessee’s rural heritage and the value we place on farming families,” he continued.

Assistant Commissioner for Business Development Keith Harrison said that they wanted to acknowledge the heroes of Tennesse’s agriculture as well as contribute to the ag community. That discussion then led into the iconic red barn, which inspired the Ag Tag and the Pick Tennessee Products logo.

“It’s rewarding to see after more than two decades that the Ag Tag supplies the next generation of farmers with valuable tools,” Harrison stated.

You can find the specialty plate via the MyTN app or through your county clerk. To see a list of MyTN services, and download information, please kindly visit www.tn.gov/mytn.html.

By investing $35 to your county tag purchase or renewal, you also take part in supporting farms and programs that amplify the rural economies of Tennessee.

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