By Lindsay Buchannan of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, DC – Consumer demand for local food is driving the expansion of farmers markets into places of all shapes, sizes, and locations. Ferry terminals, train depots, grain mills and shipping containers all can, and are, housing farmers markets across the country.
There are 8,268 markets listed in the USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory, a 76 percent increase since 2008. Managed by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, the directory listings reflect continued growth and demand in every region of the country. Today farmers markets are as diverse as the communities they serve and can be found in unique rural and urban spaces across the country.
Austin Peay Sports Information
The induction ceremony will take place 6:00pm, at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville. Dunn will be part of six-member 2014 class that also will include: Michelle Edwards (player), Mimi Griffin (contributor), Yolanda Griffith (player), Jasmina Perazic (player), and Charlotte West (contributor).
Nashville, TN – Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, announced today that Tiffany Bryant has joined the team as a victim advocate for the Clarksville office.
Bryant previously served as a family advocate for the Child Advocacy Center of the 23rd Judicial District and has experience working with The Salvation Army: Joy D. Baker Center and the YWCA: Phyllis Wheatley Center. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in social work. «Read the rest of this article»
Yesterday marks the one year anniversary of Governor Haslam’s “Tennessee plan” speech
Nashville, TN - At a press conference yesterday, House Democrats joined together to mark the one year anniversary of Governor Haslam’s “Tennessee plan” speech to the General Assembly. Democrats called on the Governor and legislature to stop delaying and expand Medicaid now.
“It is well past time for Tennessee to join Arkansas, Iowa, Indiana and Pennsylvania in submitting a plan to the federal government to expand Medicaid,” said Rep. Sherry Jones (D-Nashville). “While the ‘Tennessee plan’ will probably be less efficient and beneficial than a traditional Medicaid expansion, any plan would be better than no plan at all.”
Knoxville, TN – The Tennessee Lady Vols, the #1 seed in the Louisville Regional, has advanced to the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, and will host Maryland on Sunday afternoon.
Tip-off is set for noon in the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville Kentucky.
This is Tennessee’s fifth-straight and 32nd overall NCAA Sweet 16 appearance, and the third year in a row for Maryland.
APSU Sports Information
Knoxville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team battled back from a pair of early deficits to force extra innings, but could not topple No. 14 Tennessee, falling 8-7 in 12 innings, Tuesday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
Austin Peay Governors vs. Tennessee Vols
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay’s baseball team (8-10, 2-1 OVC) begins a five-game road trip when it travels to the nationally-ranked Tennessee Volunteers (17-2, 2-1 SEC) for a 5:00pm (CT), Tuesday contest at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
UT Sports Information
Tickets will be available for purchase on www.ticketmaster.com .
The Volunteers (21-12, 11-7 SEC) are vying for the No. 11 seed in the Midwest Region, which leads to Indianapolis, Ind.
The winner of Wednesday’s game meets No. 6 seed UMass on Friday in a second-round game in Raleigh, N.C.
Murfreesboro and Knoxville recognized Nationally
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder joins the Tennessee State Veterans Homes (TSVH) Board in celebrating the announcement from U.S. News & World Report 2014 which names the Tennessee State Veterans Homes in Knoxville and Murfreesboro among the best in the country.
U.S. News and World Report rated more than 16,000 nursing homes using data research on nursing home safety, health inspection and staffing.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the 2014 Citizens’ Trooper Academy in the spring. Classes will be held in both Nashville and Knoxville during the spring sessions.
The Nashville session is scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 18th, 2014, while the Knoxville class will start on Thursday, March 20th, 2014.
Both sessions will run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm weekly. «Read the rest of this article»
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