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Lee Maddox
Lee Maddox

Tennessee Home & Farm Radio is a two-minute agricultural highlight with co-hosts Lee Maddox and Melissa Burniston. Radio programs mostly focus on Tennessee agriculture and rural life with some national scope thrown in to keep everyone informed. Maddox is a native of Lincoln County, Tennessee, where he was raised on a cattle farm, and he is a graduate of MTSU’s communications department. Burniston hails from Johnson County, Tennessee, where her family has a nursery and landscaping business, and she graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a double major in agricultural education and communications.

Melissa Burniston
Melissa Burniston

Farm Bill Sign-up Deadline Nears

03/27/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

USDA’S FARM SERVICE AGENCY IS REMINDING FARMERS THAT THE DEADLINE FOR UPDATING CROP YIELD HISTORY AND REALLOCATING BASE ACRES IS FAST APPROACHING.

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Red Tractors Paint the Capitol

03/26/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

CASE IH’S TIM MILLS WAS ALL SMILES THIS WEEK AS HIS COMPANY DELIVERED THREE BRAND NEW CASE IH FARMALL TRACTORS TO TENN’S NATIONAL YOUNG FARMER WINNERS. AS PART OF THE AG DAY ON THE HILL FESTIVITIES. 

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Shelling for Ag

03/25/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

MEMBERS OF THE STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CELEBRATED THEIR VICTORY OVER THE SENATE IN THE 2015 AG DAY ON THE HILL CORN SHELLING CONTEST.

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Young Farmers Remain Optimistic

03/24/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

According to the 2015 American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Young Farmers and Ranchers outlook survey, about one-third of young farmers and ranchers surveyed, ages 18 to 35, are most concerned about the availability of land to grow their crops and raise their animals

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Ag Day on the Hill

03/23/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

TODAY AND TOMORROW TENNESSEE LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL WILL GET A HEAVY DOSE OF INFO ON THE STATE’S MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRY, AS FARMERS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS WILL CELEBRATE AG DAY ON THE HILL.

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Omelet Cook-Off Promotes Ag Industry

03/20/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

AS PART OF THIS WEEK’S CELEBRATION OF TENNESSEE AND AMERICAN AGRICULTURE, THE FARM AND FOREST FAMILIES OF TENN HELD AN OMELET COOK-OFF AT THE TENNESSEE EXECUTIVE RESIDENCE BETWEEN THE 4 MAJOR NASHVILLE TELEVISION STATIONS

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Family Farm Numbers

03/19/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE WITH THE US. DEPT OF AGRICULTURE HAS A NEW REPORT OUT THAT VERIFYS THE NUMBER OF FAMILY FARMS  ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND HERE IN TENNESSEE.

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Rutherford Co. Farmer Testifying in Congress

03/18/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

ITS NATIONAL AGRICULTURE DAY, AND ONE OF TENNESSEE’S TOP RECOGNIZED YOUNG FARMERS, BRANDON WHITT OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY, IS ON CAPITOL HILL IN WASHINGTON  D.C. TODAY TESTIFYING BEFORE A HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE BURDENS OF ESTATE TAXES.

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Farmer Perspective on National Ag Week

03/17/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

ITS NATIONAL AGRICULTURE WEEK, A WEEK SET ASIDE FOR ALL AMERICANS TO EMBRACE THE INDUSTRY THAT FEEDS AND CLOTHES US, PROVIDES FUEL AND SHELTER AND A SENSE OF PRIDE IN PRESERVING A WAY OF LIFE THAT IS TOO OFTEN TAKEN FOR GRANTED.  

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National Agriculture Week

03/16/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

TENNESSEE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE JULIUS JOHNSON AND FARMERS AND THE AG INDUSTRY ACROSS THE STATE ARE CELEBRATING OUR MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRY THIS WEEK.  

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