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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

Record Setting Crops

07/07/2014 | Length: 2:03 min

After last years bumper crops, many farmers have been questioning if this year will up to expectations.

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Summer Picnic for 10 Still Under $6 Per Person

07/04/2014 | Length: 2:03 min

Summer is upon us and the American Farm Bureau Federation has released its second annual July Fourth Picnic Survey results

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Generations of Farming

07/03/2014 | Length: 2:03 min

Lawrence County farmer Jason Robbins hopes his three sons take over the family farm.

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USDA Planting Report Surprise

07/02/2014 | Length: 2:03 min

A USDA report shows growers of one particular commodity have planted far more acres to it than most people expected.

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Getting The Story Out There

07/01/2014 | Length: 2:03 min

New York Correspondant Ron Nixon is working to educate his readers about why agriculture is important.

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Starting from Scratch

06/30/2014 | Length: 2:03 min

Smith County young farmer Kyle Owens began his farm from nothing in 2005, growing 35 acres of tobacco, and now raises more than 2000 acres of row crops.

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YF Program Trains Leaders

06/27/2014 | Length: 2:03 min

The Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers program is dedicated to teaching farmers between 18-35 how to be the leadership of not only the future...but now.

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What is a Farmer?

06/26/2014 | Length: 2:03 min

The Tennessee Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Organization recently held an essay contest for 7th graders across the state entitled "What is a Farmer?" and the winner was Jarrod Horner from McNairy County.

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Bright future for agriculture

06/24/2014 | Length: 2:03 min

Tennessee agriculutre is diverse across the state, from one end to the other you have a wide array of operations, but challenges are something every farmers faces.

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Politics of Food

06/23/2014 | Length: 2:03 min

Agriculture has a lot to be proud of regarding production of food, according to one ag economics professor.

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