Middle Tennessee State University will immediately begin the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the university’s Experiential Learning and Research Center in Lascassas, Tenn.
Driven by an idea from state Sen. Bill Ketron to grow ginseng as a research project, MTSU and state officials formally will announce the MTSU Ginseng Initiative at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the MTSU farm, 3001 Guy James Road. The public is invited. People attending should turn at the farm entrance near the one-lane bridge, turning onto a gravel road.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- More than three million Americans suddenly found themselves living below the poverty line yesterday, thanks to revised poverty figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Tennessee bucked the national trend, with 116,000 residents pushed above the poverty line as a result of the adjusted numbers.
The Census Bureau has started using a new formula for estimating poverty that it believes is more accurate. The revised figures show that 985,000 Tenneseans live in poverty, or 15.5 percent of the state’s total population.