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Yearly Archives: 2011

Sunday Drive Not What It Use To Be For Sid And...

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

Ag in the Classroom Teacher Workshops

Our Ag in the Classroom summer workshops are a one-day, informal training seminar. Our hope is to introduce you to Tennessee agriculture and show...

Coming Soon To A Tree Near You

It has taken them 13 years to make their return to be seen by the public in Tennessee with their ugly, large red eyes,...

Tennessee Joins Nation in Celebrating “Ag Day”

NASHVILLE "“ Tennessee joins farmers, agribusinesses, state and local governments and citizens across the nation in recognizing March 15 as Ag Day. Agriculture is...

First UT Martin Ag Awareness Day slated for March 23

http://www.utm.edu/departments/univrel/first_headline.php

Carol McDonald Named Assistant Commissioner for Agriculture

NASHVILLE "“ Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson today announced the appointment of Carol Coley McDonald as Assistant Commissioner for Policy and Legislation....

Burn Permits Required Through May 15

http://news.tennesseeanytime.org/node/6780

Junior Bulls To Be Sold – UT Bull Test Auction Slated...

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/02-JrBullTest.html

You Can Help Support Ronald McDonald Charities

Although Food Check-Out Week 2011 has concluded, there's still time to help support Ronald McDonald House Charities, which provides a "home away from home"...

Putting Money In A Mason Jar Is Not A Bad Idea

Putting Money In A Mason Jar Is Not A Bad Idea Each day as I check out the news, I hear the continued story line...

Proud To Be A Member Of The Round Scar Generation

Proud To Be A Member Of The Round Scar Generation The other night as I drove home from a church meeting, I was listening to...

Soybean Checkoff Partners with Farm Bureau to Promote Value of Today’s...

http://unitedsoybean.org/media-center/releases/soybean-checkoff-partners-with-farm-bureau-to-promote-value-of-todays-food/

Course Planned for Those Considering Opportunities in Small Acreage Farming

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/02-SmallFarmsCourse.html

Journal Communications Inc. Names Tennessee Home and Farm Magazine of the...

02.23.2011"“ FRANKLIN, Tenn. "“ Tennessee Home and Farm magazine was named Magazine of the Year during Journal Communications' 10th annual Quality Awards ceremony. Tennessee Home...

FCS Board names Bill Johnson CEO

http://services.e-farmcredit.com/2011/02/17/billjohnsonceo/

There’s an iPhone App To Find E85 Fuel

http://www.ethanolrfa.org/news/entry/theres-an-iphone-app-to-find-e85-fuel/

Some Folks Say Winter Is Gone

Around this time of the year in these parts, everyone has just about had all the winter they want and are looking for better...

My American Farm interactive game launched!

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture launched its new and enhanced version of "MyAmericanFarm.org," a free online interactive gaming platform, that focuses on...

TDA Partners with Ag In The Classroom to Support Commmunity Gardens

Grants will help to establish local sustainable gardens NASHVILLE, Tenn. "“ The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has partnered with Tennessee Ag in the Classroom...

Latest Tennessee Farm Facts

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Farm_Facts/ff020911.pdf

Tennessee Schedules 40th Anniversary Junior Livestock Expo

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/02-JrLivestockExpo.html

“Homefront to Heartland” Conference Set for Nashville

News Release For Immediate Release "” February 8, 2011 "Homefront to Heartland" Conference Set for Nashville Event focuses on Women in Agriculture, Agri-Business, Marketing NASHVILLE, Tenn. "“...

New Inductee Into Tennessee Agriculture Hall Of Fame

When you think of someone being inducted into a Hall of Fame, you first think of sports figures known for major league accomplishments, like...

Tennessee Opens New Research Facilities at Center for Renewable Carbon

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/02-CRCribbonCutting.html

National Corn Growers Association Becomes Official Partner of NASCAR

https://www.tnfarmbureau.org/content/national-corn-growers-association-becomes-official-partner-nascar

WLJT awarded funding to extend digital coverage in rural West Tennessee

https://www.tnfarmbureau.org/content/wljt-awarded-funding-extend-digital-coverage-rural-west-tennessee

Haslam Requests Disaster Declaration for Agriculture In 34 Counties

http://news.tennesseeanytime.org/node/6668

Sometimes You Never Know When You’re Better Off

I'll  never forget that warm September morning as I headed off to work when my cell phone rang with a call from my county...

National Corn Growers Association Becomes Official Partner of NASCAR

Collaboration Supports  Use of Sunoco Green E15 "“ 15 Percent Corn Ethanol Blend made with American Ethanol in NASCAR's 2011 Races ST. LOUIS (February 3,...

January Cattle Survey Results

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Current_News_Release/pr013111.pdf

Precision Ag Conference Scheduled

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/01-PrecisionAgConference.html

University of Tennessee Extension Announces Statewide Staffing Changes

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/01-ExtensionStaffing.html

Lucas Pleased with USDA’s Decision on Roundup Ready Alfalfa

http://agriculture.house.gov/press/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=1302

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, AFBF, Regarding USDA Decision to Deregulate...

http://www.fb.org/index.php?fuseaction=newsroom.newsfocus&year=2011&file=nr0128.html

Tennessee Farm Bureau Mourns Loss of Former President

Mr. James Smith Putman, 94, retired farmer and  former President of the Tennessee  Farm Bureau Federation, died Monday, January 24, 2011 at his residence...

Too Much Regulation Adds To Food Cost

Just this morning, I heard on the news that OPEC wants more of our energy dollars and has plans to get it. As I...

Young Farmers and Ranchers Take Top Honors

http://www.fb.org/index.php?fuseaction=newsroom.newsfocus&year=2011&file=nr0110n.html

Tennessee – Kentucky Tobacco Expo 2011 Scheduled

http://www.agriculture.utk.edu/news/releases/2011/01-TobaccoExpo.html