Eric Dupree, MBA
Eric Dupree is a fourth-generation farmer and has been since he was 8 years old alongside his father and uncles. His mantra is “Keep the land because they aren’t making it anymore”. He and his wife Robin live in Crockett County on their century farm. He is familiar with the challenges faced by black farmers and is committed to carrying on his family legacy. Mr. Dupree is a highly regarded conservationist farmer, meaning he uses cover crop, is concerned about soil health, and uses multiple forms of technology to farm. He is serving his third term as the chairperson for the Board of Directors of the Crockett County USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services. He also was appointed by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to serve on the State Soils Committee. Mr. Dupree is the proud father of 4 children and 4 grandchildren.