A decade ago, Tennessee’s blackberry farm was the only place in the state to grow alligators.
Today, the Tennessee Agri-Food Commission is trying to reclaim some of its glory by selling alligator farm soil to farmers.
It’s an ambitious plan that is expected to generate more than $1.3 million in agricultural sales in the coming year.
The first step in reclaiming the land, which was owned by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, is to take it from the state.
It is illegal to keep the farm land on private property.
The commission wants to return the land to its former owners and sell the land as a public park.
The plan is a step in the right direction, but it is not without its detractors.
The AgriLife Foundation, a nonprofit conservation organization, has been working to restore the land since 2005.
Its founder, Gary Riggs, is a retired Army veteran who worked in the Army’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Riggs and his wife, Barbara, are both conservationists.
They have been working on the plan since they were both teenagers, and they have spent hundreds of hours to restore a small patch of land near the intersection of two roadways, including taking it out of private hands.
They are concerned that the land could become a breeding ground for invasive species.
They are trying to get it sold to farmers for their own use.
It’s not only about preserving a little bit of Tennessee’s past.
They also want to restore an economic impact to the state by promoting a more diverse agricultural economy.
The plan also includes some money for local programs.
“It’s going to benefit our farmers in a way that the commission didn’t think it would,” Riggs said.
The farm land was sold in 2010 for $1,600, and it has been held by the Agri Life Foundation since then.
It has been vacant since then, and has not been cleaned since the sale.
The foundation wants to sell it again.
But the land is not only the property of the state; it is also owned by a local government in Chattanooga.
The land is part of the land trust of the city of Chattanooga.
Riggers said he’s hoping the land will be sold to a buyer, and the money will go to a local non-profit to help them educate people about the benefits of conserving land.
“This is the first step of our conservation effort,” Rigges said.
“It’s an enormous opportunity.”
Riggs said the land was bought with money donated by the community.
But he added that he is hopeful the land can be restored to its previous use.