Tennessee Home & Farm Radio

Tennessee Home & Farm Radio

lee-maddox Melissa Bratton

Tennessee Home & Farm Radio is a two-minute agricultural highlight with co-hosts Lee Maddox and Melissa Burniston Bratton. 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. Bratton 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.

Learning on the Job

Dr. Tim Cross is now the Interim Chancellor of the University of Tennessee's Institute of Agriculture.

UT Ag Meritorious Service Awards

Julius Johnson and Lacy Upchurch were honored at UT's Ag Day with the Meritorious Service Award.

Report Shows Need for Congressional Action on WOTUS

The American Farm Bureau Federation says a Senate report just released highlights the need for Congress to intervene regarding the Waters of the U.S. rule.

Learning from the Source

Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee's 6th Congressional District continues to make it a priority to meet with and listen to the farmers she represents...

Ag Lab Success

Students at Jere Whitson Elementary School in Cookeville are reaping the benefits of their Ag Lab.

Safety on the Farm

Its National Farm Safety and Health Week and Tennessee Commissioners of Agriculture and Health are reminding all Tennesseans that this time of year is...

Time to Push TPP

A top U.S. trade official says now is the time for farmers to press their lawmakers to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement

Farm Safety: A Legacy to be Proud Of

This week we are celebrating National Farm Safety and Health Week, but even though this is the week we recognize it, safety is something...

Safety First on the Farm

National Farm Safety And Health Week is next week and it covers ways ag producers can protect their greatest legacies - their health and...

Celebrity Milking Contest

The Tennessee State Fair Celebrity Milking contest was held this week at the fair as the team of NewsChannel 5's Cary Clark and State...

3000 Attend AITC Event

The Tenn. State Fair once again hosted what's considered as the largest one-day event for a Farm Day for Ag in the Classroom.

Blue Ribbon Hams for FFA

The top two winning Country Hams were auctioned off for $4600 and $4400 respectfully during the Tennessee State Fair to benefit Tennessee FFA.