Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) made the following statement regarding the passing of agricultural leader Lacy Upchurch (pictured above):

“Lacy Upchurch was a best friend to Tennessee agriculture.  During his tenure with Farm Bureau he was a faithful representative for farming and rural Tennessee.  Mr. Upchurch was one of the first persons I met when I was considering a run for the Senate in 2008 and we developed a lasting friendship.  Our State has lost a great advocate and leader.”

Upchurch was the seventh president of the Tennessee Farm Bureau.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/22/2018-1PM)