Champions of Agriculture

June 19, 2020 – Do you want to be part of the upcoming permanent exhibit, “AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival” in the in the Simmons Bank Ag Center? Simply make a pledge to contribute any amount to the funding of the exhibit no later than Wed. Sept. 30, 2020. Everyone who provides a gift of any amount will be included as a “Champion of Agriculture” on the exhibit’s partnership wall. This will enable you and your family to support the mission of Discovery Park to inspire children and adults to see beyond and to help us tell the story of innovation in agriculture. All donors plus one guest will also be invited to the private exhibit launch party on Fri. Dec. 4, 2020, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Pledges may be made here.

Major Sponsors

The Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation

H&R Agri-Power and Case IHTennessee Beef Promotion BoardTennessee Corn Promotion BoardTennessee Department of AgricultureTennessee Farm BureauTennessee Soybean Promotion BoardUSDA Rural Development U.S. Department of Agriculture

AgLaunch InitiativeBayer FundThe Dairy AllianceDanny Larcom Heating and AirObion County Farm BureauSyngentaTennessee Foundation for Agriculture in the ClassroomTennessee Pork Producers AssociationTosh Farms; and Will Wade and Pat Wade

Agrela EcosystemsBabylon Micro-FarmsBlue Steel Tool, Inc.Donald Danforth Plant Science Center; EarthSense; East Tennessee Nursery and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of ForestryFarmSpace Systems, LLCGroGuruNoble Research InstituteRoundstone Native Seed“Silo”Star Pastures ApiaryThe University of Tennessee at MartinUSDA Natural Resources Conservation ServiceWCTE, Upper Cumberland PBS

Champions of Agriculture
Numerous gifts by farm families and individuals who support this project

Carol and Charles Steer | Yeargin Farms | Veronica Steer- Sunbow Jerseys | Matthew, Colby, Harrison, Carsen, Mattie Jane and Ally Anne Gray | Alice and Marcus Fennel | Mike and Penny Holman | Platt Farms- Jeanne and Chuck McMillen | David W. Howell | Grady J. Buttrey | Rachel C. Buttrey | Brad and Emalee Buttrey | BERG Livestock | Tony and Margie Jones | Mr. and Mrs. Tim Hazlewood |Flynn Jowers (Farm Bureau Insurance Agent) | Chad and Healther Hardy in memory of Robert Bain Hill | Clinton Evans & Family | Scott, Michelle, Alex and Liv Williams | Polly Brasher | Ginger C. Terry | C&W Farms | Buckles Family-  1700’s-2020 | Woodard Family – 1800’s-1900’s | Johnson Family – 1800’s-2020 | Wilmot Family – 1800’s- 2006 | Snelling Family – 1800’s- 1900’s | John Watkins | Vicki & Glenn Heatherly | Lelia & John Warner | In honor of Gordon Henshaw by William G. Henshaw | To the continued education of the next generation-  Jenny & Danny Fields | Ervin Feed & Grain | Rance and Keisha Hooper Farms | Sellers Farms | Dominick Lee | Linda & Dave Rizzuto | T. Jack’s- Fredricks Family Apiary | In Memory of Edgar Hilliard, my farmer dad | Warterfield Grain Company | In Honor of Eul Britt | Pamela & Jack W. Sloan | Matt and Kelly Griggs- Griggs Farms LLC | Shannon & Charley Deal | Ms. Penny Fleming, USDA Retired | Jennifer & Gary Hooks | From Brokenness to Wellness | Kathy and Johnny Bacon and family in honor of Margaret and John Bacon | Todd, Brittany, Ellie & Henry Gregory | Lynn and Kay Barnes Farms | Ben Harrison Farms | Patti & Jim Leeke family | Carter Century Farms, est. 1879  Owner Barry (Buck) Carter and family 7th Generation of true farmers | Nell & Jacky Gullett | In loving memory of Larry Fluty | H & H Farms of TN |Pat & Phillip Watkins |In honor of Herman Dietzel, Jr Tennessee State DEKALB* Corn Growing Contest Champion 1956 | Black Monocle Disc Golf | Mike Cox | Michelle and Al Creswell | Betty Ann and John Tanner | Lindsay, Alli Kate, Houston Frilling | Jack R. Parker | Tri State International Trucks- Union City, TN | Union City Energy Authority/TVA | Tyson- Union City, TN | Brian, Deanna and Rebecca Jones | The Jim and Mary Nita Bondurant Family | Karl, Sandy and Kelsey Johnson

Become an Ag Champion

The mission of Discovery Park of America, a premier world-class museum and heritage park located in Union City, Tennessee, is to inspire children and adults to see beyond. Included in the complex is a 50-acre heritage park and a 100,000-square-foot museum featuring ten interactive exhibit galleries with additional space for temporary exhibits from around the world. Discovery Park of America is a 501(c)(3) public charity funded by generous individuals, corporations and foundations including its principal funder, the Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation.