Sen. Jackson encourages farmers, businesses to apply for AEF grants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Sen. Ed Jackson (R-Jackson) is encouraging food and agriculture business, farmers and other entities in District 27 to apply for grants awarded through the Agriculture Enterprise Fund (AEF). The AEF is administered by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Economic and Community Development.

“I am proud to represent the place some of the most hardworking farmers and businesses in the state call home,” said Jackson. “These farms and businesses support our community and economy, and receiving these grants can give them the funding to maximize that support and grow their business.”

The AEF is an incentive program created through the Governor’s Rural Task Force to support job creation and economic development through facilitating agricultural development throughout the state. Grants will be awarded to projects with the opportunity to have an impact on local farm income, access to markets, increased capacity or agricultural innovation.

“I look forward to these deserving farms and businesses securing this funding and continuing to support their communities for years to come,” added Sen. Jackson.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications can be submitted at


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