We invite you to come be a part of the Tennessee River Agriculture Exposition, at the Decatur County Fairgrounds.
Different events will be held throughout the week offering a variety of activities that will provide something of interest to everyone. One goal of TRAE is to bring back an event that promotes our Decatur County and surrounding area agriculture industry and spotlights our rural heritage.
Continuing to educate our population as to the importance of our largest industry, agriculture, is as important today as it has ever been. The industry produces agricultural products and timber that are safe and dependable at the same time conserving our nation's natural resources.
Visitors to TRAE will not only be able to learn about current agricultural products, but will also be able to revisit our rural heritage through an antique tractor exhibit and by seeing a variety of farm and home historical pieces displayed throughout the fairgrounds.
Special entertainment events will be held nightly for your enjoyment.
Remember that TRAE has a free gate and nightly food will be prepared by our own Tennessee River Cookers. Make plans to visit with us as many nights as possible.
The Board of Directors of the Tennessee River Agriculture Exposition are pleased to announce this year's TRAE is being dedicated to Cleo and Claudean Rhodes. This tradition was set in 2011 with that year's TRAE being dedicated to Paul and Emodine White. In 2012 it was dedicated to Doug and Hilda Vise and in 2013 Danny Graves received the honor.
The Rhodes family farm is located in the north end of Decatur County and is a Century Farm, which is a testament to the fine traditions of progressive agriculture and community service. The farm has been in the family for over 100 years.
The Rhodes' have been married for 53 years, and they say they have enjoyed raising their family and having the farm to make a living and living in the community with all their family and friends. American farm owners are among the richest people in the world, maybe not in monetary terms, but definitely in family and pride.
Cleo and Claudean say that it is quite an honor for TRAE to be dedicated to them and although they feel like somebody else may be more qualified, they sure do want to thank the TRAE board of directors for this honor.
The TRAE board is pleased to dedicate the 2014 event to Cleo and Claudean, their children, Michelle Wyatt (her husband, John), Keith, and their granddaughter, Jennifer Wyatt.