A substantial shift in activities at the University of Tennessee Research and Education Center at Greeneville is still “in process,” according to Center Director Rob Ellis.

“A lot of people in Greene County have started hemp growing. The number of hemp growers last year in Tennessee to this year tripled, and I think there’s going to be more.”

In observance of June Dairy Month, the Greene County Partnership’s Agribusiness Committee will host the annual June Dairy Days Celebration Friday, June 1, at the Greene County Fairgrounds Livestock Pavilion from 6 to 8 p.m. to honor dairy farmers and their dedication to the nutritious milk they produce.

Just northeast of Greeneville in the Chuckey community, Jordan Cox is quietly rebuilding his family's heritage.

Cox and his wife, Marci, purchased the remaining 18 acres of his grandfather Kyle Earley's farm after his death in 2016. Cox is the fifth generation to work what was at one time nearly 100 acres of the farm first established by his great-great-great-grandfather in the 1800s.