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Haslam Names Jai Templeton Commissioner of Agriculture

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of Jai Templeton, a sixth generation Tennessee farmer, as commissioner of the Department of Agriculture effective May 1. Templeton will replace Julius Johnson who recently announced his retirement. Templeton, 44, currently serves as the department’s deputy commissioner, leading the day-to-day operations and directing programs and services that range from food safety to animal and plant health to agricultural development.

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Haslam Names Jai Templeton Commissioner of Agriculture

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of Jai Templeton, a sixth generation Tennessee farmer, as commissioner of the Department of Agriculture effective May 1. Templeton will replace Julius Johnson who recently announced his retirement. Templeton, 44, currently serves as the department’s deputy commissioner, leading the day-to-day operations and directing programs and services that range from food safety to animal and plant health to agricultural development.

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New leadership in Tennessee youth organizations

Tennessee 4-H Congress and Tennessee State FFA Convention were held the week of March 21 and both organizations elected new state-wide leaders for the next year. These youth organizations teach young people across the state about agriculture, leadership and what skills are necessary to succeed in life after school.

 

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Statement by Tennessee Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken on Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey Not Seeking Re Election

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has announced he will not seek re election after a 24 year career in the legislature.  His agriculture roots and ties to farming have made him a friend to Farm Bureau throughout his career. Upon this announcement, Tennessee Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken released a statement.
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Monsanto Searches for Next "Farm Mom of the Year"

They are warm and caring, yet tough as nails. They’re dedicated, nurturing, gritty, loving, hard-working and fun go-getters who go above and beyond to care for and protect their farms, families, communities and the agriculture industry they love. Monsanto Company once again wants to recognize these inspiring women, and today announced it has officially opened up nominations for its 2016 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year contest.

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Young Farmers Take Home National Honors

During the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Orlando, Florida, the Tennessee Young Farmers & Ranchers took home honors in each of the three contests held at the national level - the Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture. Young farmers and ranchers from around the country competed for the awards by demonstrating knowledge of and achievement in agriculture, as well as commitment to promoting the agriculture industry.

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Washington County Farmer Aiken Elected 8th President of Nation’s Largest State Farm Bureau

During their 94th annual convention held in Franklin, the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s delegates, representing agriculture and farmers across the state, not only debated policy proposals and passed resolutions to work on passage of legislation in 2016 at the state and federal levels, they also elected their 8th president of the nation’s largest state Farm Bureau organization.

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County Farm Bureaus Honored with Pinnacle Partnership Award

During the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th annual convention at Franklin’s Cool Springs Marriott, ten county Farm Bureaus were recognized for reaching the highest standards possible in membership, programs and teamwork. Those counties are Bedford, Coffee, Giles, Grundy, Maury, Montgomery, Obion, Overton, Rutherford and Weakley County.

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County Farm Bureaus Honored with President’s Awards

During the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th annual convention at Franklin’s Cool Springs Marriott, twenty-seven county Farm Bureaus were recognized for accomplishments and successes from the past year.

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County Farm Bureaus Honored with President’s Awards

During the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s 94th annual convention at Franklin’s Cool Springs Marriott, twenty-seven county Farm Bureaus were recognized for accomplishments and successes from the past year.

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