Yearly Archives: 2011

Good Week for Farming!

  Fall harvest progress is right on target with the average rate thanks to five full days suitable for fieldwork last week.   Grower's...

Electronically Sick World By News Overload

  As I got up this morning, I turned on the TV to check out just what had happened over the hours I had...

Fall Squash Tapenade Recipe

  The combination of sweet, sour, spice and mint make this topping for meat or bread burst with flavor. Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 10-15...

Don’t Miss UT Ag Day October 29

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/10-AgDayFinal.html

Johnson Names Veteran TDA Employees to New Posts

http://news.tn.gov/node/7956

Farmers and Ranchers Welcome Ratification of Trade Pacts

  Congressional ratification of three bilateral free-trade agreements between the United States and Korea, Colombia and Panama, as well as approval of Trade Adjustment...

New Trade Agreement Could Help Tennessee Farmers

  This year Tennessee could realize the highest production of corn on record since 1917 if forecasters are right, so says the USDA Agricultural...

Easy Stove Top Chili Recipe

  A classic, no-fuss chili recipe that gets down to the basics- pinto and kidney beans, savory garlic, pungent onions and sweet bell pepper. Serving...

Pick a Peck of Local Apples, Get Eight Quarts of Fall...

http://news.tn.gov/node/7931

Mild Dry Autumn Weather Pushes Harvest Forward

Tennessee farmers made significant harvest progress during last week's dry fall weather. Corn and tobacco harvests at week's end were winding down while soybean...

Time To Warm Up Your Cockles

  I love this time of the year. October has always been special for me and one reason could be because of the fact...

Harvest Pork Chops Recipe

Sweet and savory combine in this harvest pork chop topped with apples. Serving Size: 4 servingsTotal Time: 1 hour, 15 minutesDifficulty Rating: Easy Nutritional Highlights: Lean...

UT’s New Dairy to Research Animal and Environmental Best Management Practices

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/10-NewDairy.html

Country Comes to Town at the Music & Molasses Arts &...

http://news.tn.gov/node/7884

Wild Weather in U.S. Makes Tennessee Best Pick for Pumpkins This...

This year, the best place in the country to find a good pumpkin may just be on a Tennessee farm. "Nationally, pumpkins are running extremely...

New ‘My American Farm’ Memory Game Caters to K-2

 The "My American Farm" game steps into the world of early-elementary students by introducing a new memory game at myamericanfarm.org. The popular website...

All I Could Say Was Yes Sir

  It had been a while since I had made the trip out to this part of the county to visit with my relatives....

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

  Nutrient-rich pumpkin combines with baking spices and chocolate chips for a sweet morning muffin treat. Serving Size: Makes 12 muffinsPrep Time: 15 minutesCook Time:...

State Forms Agriculture and Forestry Development Task Force

http://news.tn.gov/node/7852

Dry, Hot Weather Dominated Tennessee Agriculture During August

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Farm_Facts/ff092811.pdf

UT Center for Renewable Carbon Named as Lead Institution for $15...

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/09-IBSSgrant.html

MTSU unveils new $4.3M dairy on Ag Field Day

  The dairy cows won't come home until early morning Tuesday but an estimated 300 dignitaries, MTSU graduates, students, faculty and staff members and...

It Is Hard To Break The Work Habit

  Having grown up on a dairy farm in Middle Tennessee, I was taught at an early age that work was something a person...

‘A Day in Agriculture’ Slated for Thursday, Sept. 29

Farmers and ranchers are invited to be a part of AgWeb's "A Day in Agriculture" set for Thursday, Sept. 29. The first-ever event, sponsored...

Crop Harvest – the Main Farm Activity

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/cw091911.pdf

UT Appoints Schrick Head of Animal Science Department

  The Department of Animal Science at the University of Tennessee has a new leader. Dr. F. Neal Schrick, a full professor in the department,...

People Have Become Less Farm Savvy

  The majority of today's population in this country is as much as three generations removed from the farm and the knowledge about what...

Tennessee Cattle & Calves Cash Receipts Claim Top Spot in 2010

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Farm_Facts/ff090911.pdf

Dry, Hot Weather Dominated Tennessee Agriculture During August

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Current_News_Release/pr091211.pdf

Global Demand Drives Food Prices Higher in Third Quarter

Strong global demand, especially for pork and other protein-rich foods, was a primary driver behind higher retail prices at the supermarket during the third...

Will You Remember The Day Known As 9-11

  While driving to work Tuesday, September 11, 2001, my cell phone rang and I noticed on the digital screen that the call was...

YF&R Fall Tour

There is no better way to see YF&R friends from across the state than at the "18th Annual Fall Agriculture Tour". This year, the...

Landscape Review Returns to West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/08-LandscapeReview.html

TDA Now Accepting Water Quality Grant Proposals

http://news.tn.gov/node/7722

Get The State Fair Fever

Have you ever wondered what is the best of Tennessee? I know we have the music, the Smoky Mountains, Walking Horses, lots of great...

Corn for Grain Harvest has Begun; Pasture Conditions Waning

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/cw082911.pdf

Wild Hogs Root’n Up Tennessee

Over the past several years, the reintroduction of some wildlife into our Tennessee landscape has meant new adaptations in many areas of the state....

Get Your Photo ID Early To Vote

When I first heard that legislation was being considered to require a government-issued photo ID to vote in Tennessee elections, a strange cold chill...

My American Farm Site Expands With New Game

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news&year=2011&file=nr0818.html

Variable Crop Conditions Within Counties

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/cw081511.pdf

2011 Row Crop Production Prospects Encouraging Despite Many Challenges

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Current_News_Release/pr081111.pdf

Ames Plantation’s Heritage Festival Offers Family Fun

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/08-HeritageFestival.html

Haslams Support Pick Tennessee Products

http://news.tn.gov/node/7608

UT Hosts Pumpkin Field Day on September 29

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/08-PumpkinFieldDay.html