Monthly Archives: October 2013

Williamson Co. Couple Wins Excellence in Ag

Chuck Yoest and Jennifer Hatcher were named the 2013 TFBF Excellence in Agriculture winners.

UTIA State Tour

With new department heads on the main campus, UT Institute of Agriculture leaders took a bus tour across the state to visit with other...

Government Shutdown Effect on Ag

THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HAS IMPACTS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND FARMERS AND RANCHERS, JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, ARE WONDERING WHEN CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT...

Dairy and the Hunger Games

SUDIA IS WORKING TO PROMOTE A HEALTHIER DIET FOR ALL OF US, THAT INCLUDES LOW FAT OR FAT FREE DAIRY PRODUCTS.

Harvest Looking Good

AN UNUSUAL YEAR ALL AROUND FOR GROWING CROPS, BUT THE OUTLOOK ON HARVEST IS POSTIVE ACROSS THE STATE.

Not Enough Workers to Harvest

WHILE OUR CONGRESS CONTINUES TO ARGUE ABOUT THE DEBT CEILING AND BUDGET, THEY ARE NOT DEALING WITH OTHER ISSUES IMPORTANT TO THE COUNTRY –...

Perfect Time to Plant

PERFECT CONDITIONS ACROSS THE STATE TO CONSIDER IMPROVING YOUR LANDSCAPE.  THAT’S THE CONSENSUS FROM LOCAL NURSERIES LIKE EVERGREEN NURSERY AND LANDSCAPE COMPANY IN KINGSTON.

Fall Fun on the Farm

FALL IS FINALLY HERE AND WITH THAT COMES FUN ON THE FARM! ALL ACROSS THE STATE FARMS ARE WELCOMING VISITORS TO TAKE PART IN...

FFA Land Judging

IN WEST TENNESSEE’S WEAKLEY COUNTY, THE STATE FFA AND 4-H LAND JUDGING COMPETITIONS WERE HELD AND WILSON CENTRAL’S FFA TEAM CAME OUT ON TOP.

FFA Ignites

THE 86TH NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION KICKS OFF VERY SOON – OCTOBER 30TH – 2ND AND IGNITE IS THE THEME OF THE CONVENTION.

“Ag brings out the best of Tennessee”

TN GOV BILL HASLAM SPOKE AT THE TN AGRICULTURE LEADERSHIP FORUM.  THE CONFERENCE IS SPONSORED BY FARM CREDIT OF MID AMERICA, COBANK AND THE TN...

Power to the People

October is Cooperative month, recognizing the benefits and importance of Tennessee’s some 200 Co-ops.

The Future of Ag

DR. DAVID KOHL, PROFESSOR EMERITUS FROM THE DEPT OF AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS AT VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY DISCUSSED THE FUTURE OF AG DURING THE TENNESSEE AG...

Important Lessons in the Classroom

DR. KATHLEEN AIRHART, TENNESSEE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION, RECENTLY SHARED HER THOUGHTS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF AG IN THE CLASSROOM.

A Challenging Year for Harvest

While this year’s weather has made one of our better crops, its also made it difficult to harvest.

Hands-On Experience for College Students

MTSU’s Director of Ag talks about the importance of getting students practical experience on the farm.

A Coalition to push U.S. Exports

The President’s Export Council is a part of the strategy to increase US exports including agricultural goods. 

Poultry Farmer Prevails Against EPA

Poultry and livestock farmers declared victory when a federal court ruled in favor of a West Virginia poultry farmer in her case against the...

Farmers Urge Immigration Reform

FARM BUREAU LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE IN THE NATION’S CAPITOL THIS WEEK FOR A SPECIAL FLY-IN TO URGE CONGRESS TO MOVE FORWARD...

TN FFA Members Ready to Ignite

WILSON CENTRAL FFA PRESIDENT KEVIN ROBERTSON IS ONE OF SEVERAL HUNDRED FFA MEMBERS FROM TENNESSEE ATTENDING THE NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION AND EXPO IN LOUISVILLE...

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