Yearly Archives: 2011

UT Senior Bull Test Sale Coming in January

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/12-BullTest.html

Register Now for Workshops on Recordkeeping to Boost Your Direct Farm...

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/12-CPAworkshops.html

Tennessee Cattle Producers Vote to Support In-State Beef Promotion

The results are in and Tennessee cattle producers have voted to increase the assessment they pay to support in-state promotions of beef announced state...

Brie & Cranberry Salsa Recipe

  This sweet and spicy appetizer is easy to put together and hard to resist. Prep Time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes (includes...

Federal Government Trying To Decide What’s Safe For Farm Kids

I must say I was taught the value of work, and becoming a contributing member of the family at a very early age, due...

Country Ham & Cheese Biscuits Recipe

  Servings: 12 biscuitsPrep Time: 30-40 minutesCook Time: 8-10 minutesTotal Time: 40 minutes to 1 hour Ingredients 0 2 cups unbleached self-rising flour ¼ cup shortening 1 cup...

Monkey Bread Recipe

  There's no monkeying around with this recipe. This cinnamon sugar bread makes breakfast or brunch sweet and is a perfect Christmas morning treat...

That Family Was Never Satisfied Again

As fall turned quickly into winter recently, people all across the state hurried to switch on their heat and immediately started complaining about how...

Tennessee Farm Facts – December 9

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Farm_Facts/ff120911.pdf

UT AgResearch Expands Field Day Schedule for 2012

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/12-FieldDaySchedule.html

USDA Awards Grants to Universities in 13 States to Improve Food...

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Dust Bill Passes House with Bipartisan Support

  The Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, H.R. 1633, passed the House of Representatives on Dec. 8 by a vote of 268-150. The Farm...

Upchurch re-elected State Farm Bureau President

  Tennessee Farm Bureau delegates attending their 90th Annual Convention at Franklin's Cool Springs Marriott, re-elected Cumberland County beef farmer Lacy Upchurch as their...

Crispy-Cold Nights And Coonhounds

As the seasons change and our fall nights turn into crispy-cold evenings, somewhat with the feel of sticking your head into a deep freeze...

Sunburst Coffee Cake

  The cinnamon-sugar topped Sunburst Coffee Cake uses a dough-twisting technique to create a beautiful baked gift "“ or a pretty breakfast treat. Prep Time:...

Upchurch Re-Elected State Farm Bureau President

Tennessee Farm Bureau delegates attending their 90th Annual Convention at Franklin's Cool Springs Marriott, today re-elected Cumberland County beef farmer Lacy Upchurch as their...

It Comes With Age If You Follow Doctor’s Orders

Once again, I found myself lying on my back in a surgical center waiting for a colonoscopy to be performed and getting to know...

Holiday Express at the UT Gardens Knoxville Dec. 2 through Jan....

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/11-holidayexpress.html

Products So Local, They’re In Your Phone!

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Soybean Scout School Goes Virtual

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/11-soybeanschool.html

Holiday Greenery Ideas from the UT Gardens

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/11-holidaygreenery.html

Cattle Producers Urged to Vote in Beef Referendum Dec. 7 –...

http://news.tn.gov/node/8141

TFBF Speaks Out about Child Labor Law Proposal

  On behalf of Tennessee farmers the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation submitted comment regarding proposed changes to the Department of Labor's Child Labor Laws....

Holiday Express at the UT Gardens Knoxville Dec. 2 through Jan....

  Holiday Express returns to the University of Tennessee Gardens this holiday season, featuring 12 garden-scale model trains, thousands of lights and a miniature...

Peppermint Fudge Recipe

  Festive peppermint fudge is cool and bright just like the winter holidays. Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes Ingredients 2 (10-ounce) packages vanilla baking chips 1 (14-ounce)...

Feed The Hungry As You Help Balance Nature

A very common sight these days along Tennessee's rural roadways is the sudden image of flickering bright white tails of deer as they spring...

Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

  If you're craving a warm, savory meal, try out our turkey pot pie, which combines leftover turkey (or chicken) with frozen vegetables for...

End of Harvest Season Draws Near

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/cw112011.pdf

UT Test Station To Feature Bulls At Open House

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/11-BullTest.html

Tennessee Christmas Tree Growers and Ag Department Help Haslam “App”ly His...

  The eight local Christmas trees Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam will display at the State Capitol and the Tennessee...

Uncle Sid Discusses What It Means To “Occupy”

The other day as I pulled in the long gravel driveway of Uncle Sid and Aunt Sadie's farm, the winter wind was blowing to...

Turkey Marinade Recipe

  Before deep-frying your turkey, use this marinade of Italian dressing, cayenne pepper and Creole seasoning for an extra kick. Prep Time: 10 minutes (marinate...

Country Store Farmer Talk Over Pizza

  You know there is a new day coming when you see four elderly farmers having pizza in a country store in southern Middle...

There’s No Substitute for a Good Substitute (In the Kitchen)

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UT Test Station To Feature Bulls At Open House

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/11-BullTest.html

Cranberry-Orange Caramel Corn Recipe

  Use the fall-harvested cranberries in this delicious caramel corn recipe from The Popcorn Board. It is an addictive sweet treat you'll love having...

Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Costing More in 2011

 The retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased...

Agritourism Conference and Horticulture Expo to Form Duet in Music City

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/11-HortExpo.html

2011 Crop Season Comes to a Close

Tennessee farmers took advantage of October's open weather pattern and kicked  harvest into high gear.  Corn harvest is now virtually finished for the...

Mild Autumn Weather Continues to Facilitate Farm Activities

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/cw110711.pdf

Made in USA

"Made in USA" are three words you won't see very often on items sold by major retailers. It's so true of consumer goods that...

It Takes Conventional Agriculture To Feed A Nation

I have never been an active hunter or fisherman, but continue to be real supportive of those who do enjoy the sport of a...

UT Plateau Center to Hold November Cattle Sale

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/11-PlateauSale.html

Ag Enhancement Deadline Nears for Livestock Projects

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Ag Enhancement Deadline Nears for Livestock Projects

  Dec. 1 is the deadline for eligible farmers to submit reimbursement requests for livestock projects approved through the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program.   "It's...

Green Bean Salad Recipe

  Our green bean, tomato and Vidalia onion salad with Dijon vinaigrette dressing adds a delicious spin to the requisite veggie portion. Serving Size: 6...

Frost on the Pumpkin – Continued Good Harvest Progress

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/cw103111.pdf

Colloquialisms Have Their Place

Have you ever wondered how a colloquialism ever gets started and is it really intended to mean what it expresses? We all use them...

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars Recipe

  These cakelike cinnamon-pumpkin bars go from tasty to tantalizing when smothered in cream cheese frosting. Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 20-25 minutesTotal Time: 45...