March 25, 2016

Nashville Business Journal
by Alison Nash

Brentwood-based rural lifestyle retailer Tractor Supply Co. (NASDAQ: TSCO) has awarded $500 to more than 30 schools to help start or sustain a school garden program, according to a news release.

“Dig It” is aimed to help students learn more about food sustainability and sourcing.

“We live in a world where more than three out of four Americans believe children are more likely to know where Justin Bieber is from than where their food comes from, and that shows us the opportunity we have in our communities to help children learn more about their food source,” Tractor Supply’s Director of Store Marketing Lisa White said in the release.

Tractor Supply partnered with the National Agriculture in the Classroom organization, working to create a curriculum to provide hand-on learning reinforcing responsibility and teamwork.

In addition to the 33 Tennessee schools, 55 New York schools are also participating.