Monthly Archives: November 2012

Watch Live Video From Tennessee Farm Bureau Convention

Wrapping Up Harvest

Harvest of Tennessee’s major row crops is winding down fast as producers faced another challenging weather year.

Ag in the Classroom

The Ag in the Classroom program has been helping Tennessee school children better understand the importance of agriculture for nearly 30 years.

Consumer Food Prices Maybe Trending Up

Drought and rising farm product prices may be starting to affect what consumers pay for food.

Safety tips for Holiday Lighting

As technology has advanced, so has the energy efficiency and overall safety of Christmas and holiday lighting displays.

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...

Thankful Farmers

Tennessee farmers have had a challenging year on the farm, but most are thankful it wasn’t any worse.

PNTR for Russia One Step Closer

Making trade with Russia easier could be a nice boost for the U.S. economy. According to American Farm Bureau Trade Specialist Dave Salmonsen, that’s...

Holiday Food Safety

Food safety experts this time of year get a wide range of questions on how to safely prepare and handle that holiday meal.

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding House...

94th Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

Welcome back to the great state of Tennessee. We have hosted the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting several times, and we're proud to...

Does A Soybean Have Giblets

You have heard me say it before and I'm going to say it again, "What did they do with Thanksgiving?" These days it all...

Eat Local All Winter With Fall Produce From Area Farmers Markets

Focus on Lame Duck Session

Lots of issues important to agriculture need to be addressed during the lame duck session of Congress before the end of the year.

President, Congress hope to Work Together

President Obama held his first news conference since the election and mention the importance of agriculture and working together.  

Land Judging

FFA and 4-H members participated in their annual State Land Judging contest at the Highland Rim Research and Education Center in Springfield.

Storing, Maintaining Disaster Kits

Keeping a disaster kit available for everyone in your family is critical.  Here’s tips on storing and maintaing those emergency kits.

Bird Of Courage

As the dust slowly settles from this country's most expensive elections ever, many are still attempting to analyze the results and just what the...

Cost of Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Up Slightly This Year

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

New UT Equine Extension and Research Center to host open house

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is opening a new facility devoted to horse farm management.  The Equine Extension and Research Center...

Still Behind The Times

I consider myself as one who enjoys talking about the old days, but really appreciates my modern conveniences. I've lived without running water, indoor...

Who’s Keeping Score

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

Join in the fun at Ag Day, Nov. 3

A three-hour festival in Knoxville on Saturday, Nov. 3, hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, promises events and excitement for everyone. Ag...

Young Farmers & Ranchers Award Winners

  Collegiate discussion meet winner - University of Tennessee student Doug Giles was the 201 Collegiate Discussion Meet winner during this year's YF&R summer...

UT Agriculture student places second in FFA National Public Speaking Contest

New UT Equine Extension and Research Center to host open house

Ag Enhancement Deadline Nears for Livestock Projects

Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack visits Montgomery County Extension Commercial Kitchen

2012 Tennessee Farmland Legacy Conference Set for Nov. 1 – 2

River Exports

Members of the American Farm Bureau’s Trade Advisory committee recently toured parts of the Mississippi River and the Panama Canal to better understand the...

Slight Increase for Thanksgiving Dinner

The American Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving Meal survey shows only a 1 percent increase from last year for a feast for 10.

It’s a FACCT

The Farm Animal Care Coaltion of Tennessee (FACCT) is working to share the positive story about the importance of animal agriculture in Tennessee.

Hoping for more Bipartisianship

After this year’s elections, TFBF President Lacy Upchurch is hopeful that President Obama and Congress can work better together to address the needs of...

A Good Time to be in Agriculture

Secretary of AgricultureTom Vilsak says agriculture is one of the brightest spots of our economy and encourages young people to consider a career in...

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Election...

"The American Farm Bureau Federation congratulates President Barack Obama on his re-election, as well as those candidates elected to serve during the 113th session...

Statement by Lacy Upchurch, President, Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Election

"The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation congratulates President Barack Obama on his re-election as well as those elected from Tennessee to serve in the 113th...