2017 Economic Contributions of Agriculture and Forestry in Tennessee
Menard, R. J., B. C. English, and K. L. Jensen.  2019.  Agricultural and Resource Economics, Departmental Research Series, DRS19-001.

Abstract:
In 2017, the agri-forestry industrial complex directly and indirectly contributed $81.0 billion to the Tennessee economy accounting for multiplier effects, which was 11.8 percent of the economic activity conducted in the state. The industry employed close to an estimated 342,000 individuals, or 8.6 percent of the total number of workers. Agriculture accounted for 8.3 percent of the state’s economy and generated $56.8 billion in output and employed close to 244,000 Tennesseans, with over 92,000 (both full- and part-time) in agricultural production. The 2017 output