Local corn producers will be able to vote on the Tennessee Corn Referendum on November 28 and 29, 2018 at the Smith County Extension Office from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Here are some fast facts about the Corn Referendum, provided by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture:

What: A statewide referendum for field corn producers to consider a 1 cent per bushel assessment of corn sold.

Why: The referendum is authorized by Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton at the request of the Tennessee Corn Growers Association, the state’s largest corn organization.

How will the funds be used? The funds will be used to finance a program of research, education, market development, marketing, advertising, and other methods designed to promote the increased production, consumption, use, and sale of corn products.

Where do I vote? Eligible voters may vote at any county UT Extension office.

When do I vote? Voting will take place November 28 and 29, 2018.

Who can vote? To vote, you must be a Tennessee corn producer or landowner who shares in the production costs or the proceeds of the sale of corn that is grown on the landowner’s land and sign an affidavit attesting to eligibility.

For more information on voting, please call (615)735-2900.