Outreach has continued with several wild hog control demonstrations being conducted at UT Extension field-days. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, USDA Wildlife Services, TWRA and others are doing a great job educating the public on this issue. Also, a WHEAT video has been created to aid in outreach efforts.
Tennessee farmers are reaping the yields of their hard work this harvest season and that means long hours in their fields and lots of additional vehicles sharing our roadways. The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation would like to remind farmers and farm workers that safety should be practiced at all times, but especially during the heightened activity surrounding harvest.
Flip through the pages of the latest issue of Farm Bureau News, a bi-monthly newspaper focusing on agricultural issues – from what’s happening around your community to what’s going on at the legislature. Classified ads also make it easy for members to market what they have to sell.
An all-American Fourth of July picnic of the nation’s favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and chocolate milk will cost slightly more this year but still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Join Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee’s hardworking cattle farmers in celebrating beef this July. More than just producing a tasty, nutritious product, the state’s cattle farmers are stewards of the land and do their best to serve the community and care for their animals. The beef they serve to others is the same they serve to their families, so there’s no cutting corners.
When the Dyer County Farm Watch was implemented in March of 2013, the pilot program was a formed partnership consisting of local farmers, landowners, agribusinesses, as well as governmental and law agencies. Since it's inception more than a year ago, the watch has amassed over $23,000 in donations from individuals as well as businesses tired of falling victim to crime in rural areas of the county.
A “Pick Tennessee” mobile app is now available which can find and then map the way to locally grown farm products, farms and farmers markets. The free app, downloadable from both iTunes for Apple products and from Google Play for Android devices, is the latest advancement of Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Pick Tennessee Products promotion.
The 86th State FFA Convention was recently held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The two-and-a-half day convention was full of Career Development Events, leadership seminars, inspirational keynote addresses and recognition of student's accomplishments. At the last session, a new slate of state FFA officers were elected to serve the Tennessee FFA Association over the next year.