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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

Montgomery County's Jay Head Young Farmer of the Year

07/28/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

JAY HEAD OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAS BEEN NAMED THE TENNESSEE FARM BUREAU'S YF&R ACHIEVEMENT WINNER FOR 2015.

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El Nino Impact on Weather

07/27/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

WEATHER FORECASTERS CAN NORMALLY TELL US FAIRLY CONFIDENTLY WHAT AN EL NINO WILL BRING US, BUT THIS IS NOT A  NORMAL YEAR.

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Safe and Accurate

07/24/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPROVED PASSAGE OF THE SAFE AND ACCURATE FOOD LABELING ACT OF 2015 BY AN OVERWHELMINGLY BI-PARTSIAN SUPPORT.

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Black Vultures

07/23/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

TN’S 4TH DIST CONGRESSMAN DR. SCOTT DESJARLAIS TOOK ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO BRING UP THE PROBLEMS THAT LIVESTOCK FARMERS ARE HAVING WITH BLACK VULTURES TO THE NATION’S SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE.

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Ag View From Washington Reporter

07/22/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

CBS NEWS CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT MAJOR GARRETT DISCUSSES AG ISSUES.

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Water Rights

07/21/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

FORTUNATLEY THIS SUMMER, TENN. FARMERS HAVE NOT HAD TO IRRIGATE THEIR CROPS AS MUCH AS THEY HAVE IN PAST YEARS.  BUT THERE ARE STILL MANY THAT HAVE INSTALLED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS TO HELP OUT WHEN RAINS DON’T COME. 

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Junior Sheep Expo

07/20/2015 | Length: 2:02 min

THE TENNESSEE JUNIOR LIVESTOCK EXPO SHEEP EVENTS WERE HELD LAST WEEK IN COOKEVILLE, TN ON THE CAMPUS OF TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY. 

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Fed & State Officials Prepare for Bird Flu

07/17/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

IF BIRD FLU RETURNS THIS FALL AND HITS YOUR POULTRY HOUSE, THERE ARE PLANS TO HELP.

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Tenn Business Groups Push for Lawsuit Against EPA

07/16/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

THE TENNESSEE FARM BUREAU AND A UNITED COALITION OF TENN. BUSINESS GROUPS IS URGING THE STATE TO PROTECT IT'S CITIZENS AND BRING FORTH A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE EPA AND IT'S PROPOSED WATERS OF THE U.S. RULE.

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The Challenges for Young Farmers

07/15/2015 | Length: 2:03 min

THE TENN. FARM BUREAU SPONSORS A YOUNG FARMER AND RANCHER PROGRAM THAT’S MADE UP OF YOUNG FARMERS ACROSS THE STATE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 35.  

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