The dairy farmers of Tennessee from the Mississippi to the Mountains

Featured Farmer 
John and Celia Harrison

The white Baptist church van slowly climbs the curved blacktop driveway leading up to Sweetwater Valley Farm. When it parks, eight elderly women emerge and walk with purpose through… | Read More

Walter "Mac" Pate - 1926 – 2012

Walter McMurry (Mac) Pate, 86, of Maryville, passed away March 14, 2012, surrounded by loved ones at the UT Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. | Read More

More About Mac
November 2011

Dairy farmer Mac Pate, of Maryville, is 85 years young. Though he has slowed down some in recent years, he still has the drive and energy that helped him develop and maintain an outstanding dairy farm.

As a result of his long success, Pate has been named the 2011 Tennessee Winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award. Pate now joins… | Read More