Monthly Archives: March 2013

TN FFA Star in AgriScience; Extemp Winner

Jason Joy of the Covington FFA Chapter was named Star in AgriScience during the 85ht TN FFA Convention; Kevin Robertson of Wilson Central won...

TN FFA Star Greenhand

Conlee Lea of the Brighton FFA Chapter was named the Star Greenhand during the 85th TN FFA Convention.  

Time to Move Up The Healthy Chart

Over the last few weeks, I have been reading the United Health Foundation's report entitled "America's Health Rankings" which lists the healthiest states to...

WKRN Wins Omelet Cook-Off on Ag Day

The four major TV stations in Nashville competed in an Omelet Cook-Off during a promotion for National Ag Day at the Tenn. Ag Museum.

National Ag Day

Tenn. Ag Commissioner Julius Johnson talks about ag importance to local, state economy.

Growing Our Ag Industry

Farm leaders from across the state are part of Gov. Haslam’s steering committee to look at ways of doubling ag economic impact over the...

Celebrate Spring With A Visit To The Garden Store

This month, the celebration of spring is being hailed by many as they visit their local garden stores to buy seed, weed killer, kick...

Have fun with the family at the UT Gardens Eggstravaganza

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2013-03-Eggstravaganza.aspx

Harlan Named Assistant Commissioner for Market Development

http://news.tn.gov/node/10383

First Lady’s Kitchen & Cutting Garden

Tenn’s First Lady Chrissy Haslam is working to renovate and restore the grounds of the Tennessee Residence by putting in a kitchen & cutting...

Farm Leaders on the Hill

THIS WEEK IN NASHVILLE, FARM BUREAU LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE HAVE BEEN VISIING THEIR LAWMAKERS AS PART OF THEIR ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE VISITS. 

Farm Leaders on the Hill

THIS WEEK IN NASHVILLE, FARM BUREAU LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE HAVE BEEN VISTING THEIR LAWMAKERS AS PART OF THEIR ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE VISITS. 

Time to Update Our Waterways

You may not ever see one of the nation’s locks, may pay no attention to our inland waterway system, but they’re more important to...

Young Farmer Survey

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual survey of young farmers and ranchers shows they are using technology in all aspects of their lives.. AFBF’s...

Repurposing on the Farm

Producers can take advantage of cheaper repurposed materials instead of buying new items for the farm. Susan Carter reports.

Two Boys And A Tennessee Sinkhole

Having grown up in rural Tennessee, I have seen my share of sinkholes. Sinkholes have been in the news lately and they can become...

Beef Agribition Celebrates 25th Anniversary March 8-10

http://news.tn.gov/node/10300

UT Extension hosts ‘Homefront to Heartland’ Conferences statewide this spring

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2013-02-HHconferences.aspx

New Taxes Burdensome for Farm and Ranch Families

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news&year=2013&file=nr0305b.html

Adequate Land Ranks as Top Concern of Young Farmers

Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified in the latest survey of participants in the American Farm...

State Forester Protecting, Promoting our Trees

TN State Forester has wanted his job since the day he went to work for the TN Division of Forestry in 1975.

Lawmakers Visit Ellington Ag Center

Members of the state House Ag and Natural Resources Committee recently held their committee menting at the home of the Tenn. Department of Agriculture.

Planting Season Approaching Fast

Farmers attending the Mid-South Farm & Gin show in Memphis are excited about the new crop season.

Maintaining Strong Farm Policy

With such a small percentage of our citizens living and working on farms, it may be easy to understand how farm policy could be...

Popcorn Farmer Leading AFBF YF&R

Zach Hunnicut, a 5th generation farmer from Nebraska, is the new Chair. of the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers national committee and he was...

A Tax Is A Fine For Doing Well

For the past few weeks I have spent my days and nights recovering from surgery that required me to use my time avoiding bending,...