Daniel Webster once said, “When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.” Nowhere is that statement more true than right here in Overton County. As you drive through the county, you’ll see that farming isn’t just a career. It’s a way of life. The end result is quality products, locally grown.
While Overton County’s farmers raise livestock, provide milk and cheese, and grow vegetables and fruits, they also provide often overlooked goods, from goat-hair sweaters to some of the best hardwood timber in the country.
Our local winery boasts dozens of award-winning wines, drawing in tourists from across the nation. Bee-keepers offer a taste of honey and berry patch owners invite you to pick-your-own.
Although the face of farming has changed with the times, one thing is certain - farming remains a vital part of Overton County’s past, present, and future.
Agriculture Extension Office
Farm Service Agency
Photo: Wanda Krack
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