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Yearly Archives: 2011

State Fair Belongs To Tennessee’s Citizenry

Growing up on a farm allowed me the advantage of experiencing life in somewhat of a simpler manner than those who have spent their...

Secretary Vilsack Highlights Efforts to Decrease U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil...

 Nashville, Tenn., May 23, 2011 "“Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today highlighted the importance of moving toward a clean energy economy and breaking our...

Uncle Sid’s Lesson In Time Management

It was a beautiful Tennessee spring morning when I pulled in the long gravel driveway of Uncle Sid and Aunt Sadie's farm. The hills...

UT Institute of Agriculture Hosts Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/05-HRRECfieldDay.html

Learn about Native Forages During Evening Tours

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/03-GrasslandsTours.html

Cicada Central, everything you ever wanted to know about Cicadas…and more!

A website dedicated to all things cicada has been developed...From a Q & A with the bugs themselves, to videos,  even a virtual magazine...

TDA Reminds Farmers TAEP Application Period Begins June 1

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is reminding farmers to begin filling out their applications for the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program. Applications can...

A Story Truly Worth Repeating

After spending time recently in a meeting of the Tennessee House Agriculture Committee as they discussed things I consider important to me, as well...

Resources for Storm Victims

http://old-tnfarmbureau.digital.jnlcom.com/content/resources-storm-victims-0

Resources for Storm Victims

It has been a tough spring for all of Tennessee,  from flooding in the west, to hail, winds and tornados in the east, and...

Haslam Announces 15 Counties Receive Federal Disaster Declaration

Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, Montgomery, Obion, Shelby and Stewart to receive assistance for record river flooding NASHVILLE...

Storms and Flooding Continue to Significantly Delay Planting

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/cw050811.pdf

Understand Somewhat Decisions On Picture Releases

Just like everyone else on that Sunday evening when the breaking news came across my TV screen, I was proud of our country for...

Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee

http://www.tnfacct.com/uploads/6/4/6/8/6468567/facct_release-final_a.pdf

Templeton Named Deputy Commissioner for Agriculture

NASHVILLE "“ Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson today announced the appointment of McNairy County mayor and lifelong farmer Jai Templeton as the...

Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee Ready to Protect State’s Animal...

Memberships now available for groups and individuals MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 3, 2011) "” Farmers, livestock producers, horse enthusiasts and others from across Tennessee are banding...

Four Tennessee Counties Approved for Disaster Assistance/Haslam Requests Emergency Funding for...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined FEMA Director Craig Fugate today to announce the federal government has approved four Tennessee counties to receive federal assistance...

Severe Storms Bring Heavy Rain, Halt Planting Efforts

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/cw050111.pdf

USDA June Surveys to Provide Vital Data on 2011 Farm Production

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Current_News_Release/pr042911.pdf

UT Extension Offers Second Domestic Kitchen Certification Course in Nashville

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/04-DomesticKitchen2.html

Improve the “Fruits” of Your Labor

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/04-FruitsBackyard.html

Food Safety A Priority In Storm Aftermath

http://news.tn.gov/node/7093

UT Announces Plans for Beef and Forage Field Day

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/04-BeefForage.html

Time To Get Into Sales

As the storms rolled through Tennessee on the morning of April 27, I was one of those who watched as I saw trees and...

USDA Provides $6 Million in Disaster Recovery Aid to 10 States

  WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 "“ Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has made immediately available $6...

Food Safety A Priority In Storm Aftermath

"When in doubt, throw it out," says Tenn. public health official NASHVILLE "“ Due to power outages experienced in storm and flood-impacted areas across the...

UT Announces Plans for Beef and Forage Field Day

Event is June 9; plan now to attend ALCOA, Tenn. "” With both production costs and consumer prices on the rise, there will be plenty...

Fickle Weather Causes Read to Wane for ‘Maters and Berries

This spring has been one of some unusual weather in the Volunteer state, as well as the rest of the continental United States. Snow...

Tennessee’s Farmers Keep Low Profile On Earth Day

This year marks the forty-first observation of Earth Day in this country, with numerous special events scheduled on April 22. It began in the...

Conference Set for Women in Agriculture and Small Business in Nashville...

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/04-HomelandHeartlandConfupdate.html

EPA Updates SPCC Regulation to Exclude Milk and Milk Products /...

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/e4cfca6dc6b9847985257359003f5336/722b4e05c8312d528525787000692b36!OpenDocument

Conference Set for Women in Agriculture and Small Business in Nashville...

Event focuses on Women in Agriculture, Agri-Business, Marketing;Registration still open NASHVILLE, Tenn. "“ Women are a growing demographic in agriculture and small business, and they...

The Size of the Crowd Depends on the Weather

On Monday April 4, 2011, when the word was first released on the passing of the state's 46thgovernor Ned Ray McWherter, statements were released...

The Size of the Crowd Depends on the Weather, in memory...

https://www.tnfarmbureau.org/content/size-crowd-depends-weather

Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program Applications Now Available

https://news.tennesseeanytime.org/node/6973

Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program Applications Now Available

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has released the 2011 application for the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program. Applications can be submitted June 1-7 and should...

For The Welfare Of Mankind And A Country Boy’s Family

That cold early spring afternoon that I pulled into the old building's parking lot, the structure seemed to have lost all of its protecting...

Knoxville Spring Junior Cattle Exposition On-line Entry Procedure

http://animalscience.ag.utk.edu/beef/4-HLivestockEntryProcedure-KSJCE.html

UT Schedules Organic Crops Field Tour for April 28

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/03-OrganicsFD.html

Join Us for UT Ag Day October 29

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/03-AgDay.html

Tennessee Farmers Market Forum to be Held April 9 in Memphis

http://news.tennesseeanytime.org/node/6925

Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Contest

The 42nd Annual Tennessee Young Farmer of the Year Achievement Awards Program will be conducted again this year by the Tennessee Farm Bureau and...

Is your favorite farm mom the next America’s Farmers Mom of...

Behind every American farm family is the backbone of the operation: The American Farm Mom. Now's your chance to honor her contributions with the...

Cotton and Corn Showing Strong Interest in 2011

According to a recent survey of producers conducted by the Tennessee Field Office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, strong commodity futures prices across...