Tennessee Tobacco Talks

3195 Lake Road, Woodlawn, TN 37191

May 30, 2023

  • Location: Fairrow Farm
  • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Price: Free

Lee Fairrow successfully achieved his goal to produce beautiful, high-quality tobacco plants during his 63 years of farming. Along the way, the Fairrows collected an excellent array of tobacco artifacts, which participants will be able to view as they listen to the panel of long-time tobacco growers tell their stories of growing and marketing the crop in Montgomery County.

Joining Farrow on the panel are John Head, who grew tobacco for 49 years before retiring to less demanding farm projects; Tony Eldridge, who with his dad, Hoover Eldridge, 94, can claim more than 100 years of shepherding tobacco crops to market; Rick Gregory, who grew up in a tobacco growing family and worked with the crop as a young boy through his early adult years; and Cleo Hogan, whose Century Farm has a long history with tobacco growing.
Be sure to bring a lawn chair to relax & enjoy the discussion.