Marshall County Agriculture is as varied as the people who are involved with it. The Jersey Cow has a place of high honor in this county as does the Tennessee Walking Horse. The origin of the Myotonic Goat is also traced to Marshall County.
Due to the topography of this county, it is well suited for livestock production. Marshall County has been one of the top dairy production counties in Tennessee and stills holds that top mark. Beef production has increased and there are still many herds of goats in the county. The “queen” of forages, alfalfa is still produced in this county due to the large usage by the dairy and equine livestock industries.
Marshall County’s location being half way between Nashville, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama, has seen a large influx of people wanting to enjoy the beauty of rural life. Due to this, the Marshall County Agriculture Programs have moved slightly away from strictly production agriculture and programming includes gardening, home improvement and small fruits and vegetables.