Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

April 25, 2013

Dunn to appear on 'Tough Grit' TV show


CROSSVILLE — Do you have a curious dog that likes to roam? Ever thought of installing an electric fence or pet door? Look no further than your local Tractor Supply store manager for seasoned pet advice.

Roxanne Dunn, manager of the Crossville Tractor Supply store, appears on the 22nd episode of “Tough Grit,” a DIY television show that combines rural-lifestyle experts from Tractor Supply Company and GRIT magazine with competitive team challenges. In the April 29 episode of “Tough Grit,” Dunn will teach the contestants how to install an electric fence and pet door, and provide pet training tips.

“The whole 'Tough Grit' experience was fun,” said Dunn. “Meeting Hank and the contestants and working with them was great. The show gives viewers a basis of what kind of customer service people can receive at Tractor Supply. We have the product knowledge and provide one-on-one interaction to help customers take care of all of their pet needs.”

The Baxter native joined Tractor Supply nearly 18 years ago as a part-time cashier at the Cookeville location. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and spending time on her farm.

“Tough Grit” airs Mondays at 6 p.m. CDT on RFD-TV with an encore showing Tuesday at 8 a.m. CDT. Viewers can watch episodes at once they’ve aired on RFD-TV.

As Team Tractor Supply’s coach, Dunn guides a contestant through two challenges where efficiency, accuracy and safety count. Team Tractor Supply battles Team GRIT, led by GRIT Editor-in-Chief Hank Will, for up to $1,000 in gift cards to Tractor Supply.

RFD-TV is available on DirecTV (channel 345) and Dish Network (channel 231) and most major cable providers. Visit for local listings. To learn more or to watch previous episodes, visit

Tractor Supply Company, listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange as TSCO, operates more than 1,175 stores in 45 states. Tractor Supply Company stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers. The company also serves the maintenance needs of those who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Tractor Supply Company stores are located in the outlying towns in major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers a comprehensive selection of merchandise for the health, care, growth and containment of horses, livestock and pets, including select Purina and Nutrena brand feeds; a broad selection of agricultural products; and tools and hardware selected for our customers’ needs. In addition, the company sells light truck equipment, work clothing for the entire family, and an extensive line of seasonal products including lawn and garden power equipment products. For more information on Tractor Supply, access the website at