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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Alan Robertson Speaking at AFBF Annual Convention

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news&year=2013&file=nr1223.html

Genera Energy, University of Tennessee complete $5 million biofuels grant

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2013-11-GeneraUTcompleteGrant.aspx

UT Extension announces 2014 continuing education for Tennessee producers, forest managers

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2013-12-ExtensionCEfor2014.aspx

New exhibit at the Smithsonian Showcases Agriculture

An upcoming Smithsonian exhibit hopes to present the influence of farming on our nations history and economic growth. USDA’s Rod Bain has the story.

Busy December for Trade Negotiations

While many have been focused on shopping and Christmas preparations this month, December has also been a busy month for trade negotiations. AFBF’s Johnna...

The Changing of the Seasons

When do spring, summer, fall and winter really begin? How do you settle the debate over which is the official first day of winter?...

The Year in TN Ag

Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Julius Johnson reflects back on agriculture in 2013.

Christmas on the Farm

A special day for us all – to many farm families around the state today, it is truly a special day as they celebrate...

A Plan for Growing Ag and Forestry

Over the past year, Tennessee’s top agricultural leaders have put together a 10-year strategic plan for agriculture and recently presented it to Gov. Haslam....

Ag Leaders Develop Strategic Plan to Grow Tennessee Agriculture and Forestry...

Tennessee's top agricultural leaders today announced a 10-year strategic plan to increase agriculture and forestry in the state by building production capacity and incentivizing...

UT AgResearch announces 2014 field day schedule

University of Tennessee AgResearch is planning a full calendar of field days for 2014. A total of 12 field days and five special events...

American Farm Bureau 95th Annual Convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation is the nation's largest general farm organization. More than 6.1 million American families are members of Farm Bureau in...

New Things Ahead For The New Year

Well, I'm finally going to do it. With the prospects of it happening, there were those who suggested it, others greeted it with happiness,...

Winter Forecast

THE WEATHER JUST KEEPS CHANGING AND USDA’S NEW WINTER FORECAST IS NOT GOING TO PLEASE ALL FARMERS.

The Gift of Gardening

If you need some last minute gifts for the gardener on your list, this report from Gary Crawford may help you. 

Ag Education Facelift

AGRICULTURE EDUCATION ACROSS TENNESSEE IS GETTING A FACELIFT IN THE FORM OF A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THEIR CURRICULUM AND IDENTIFYING GROWTH TRENDS AND SKILL...

Harvest Continues

FAYETTE COUNTY FARMER JOHN PATTAT IS NOT ALONE THIS LATE IN THE SEASON AS HE AND OTHER FARMERS ARE TRYING TO FINISH UP HARVEST...

Santy Claus and Farmers Could Be One and The Same

Christmas out on the Read All About It Farm continues to be a favorite holiday and one that seems to cause me to enjoy...

Beef Production Decrease, Pork Production Increase for 2014

Cattle producers will see another spike in prices next year as the herd shrinks and beef production declines while pork proucers are on tractk...

Christmas Tree Farming Not that Easy

Many people think running a Christmas tree farm is an easy way to farm. Most tree farmers would disagree….strongly. 

Dairy Producer Heads Up Young Farmers

OVERTON COUNTY DAIRY FARMER JOE SMITH WAS SELECTED BY HIS PEERS TO SERVE AS CHAIRMAN FOR THE COMING YEAR FOR THE TFBF YOUNG FARMERS...

Tenn. Farm Bureau Convention

FARM BUREAU LEADERS ADOPT POLICY THAT WILL GUIDE THE FARM ORGANIZATION IN THE COMING YEAR.  

Tenn. Farm Bureau Convention

FARM LEADERS FROM ALL ACROSS THE STATE HAVE GATHERED FOR THEIR 92ND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TENNESSEE FARM BUREAU FEDERATION THIS WEEK IN FRANKLIN.

The Perfect Christmas

ONE OF THE HARDEST DECISIONS TO MAKE AROUND THIS TIME OF YEAR IS EXACTLY WHAT GIFT TO GET THOSE SPECIAL PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE...

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...

The Season for Shopping Around

If you didn’t do much of your holiday shopping on Thanksgiving weekend, you may actually end up getting bigger bargains. 

Attic Treasures As Valuable As The Pyramid’s

I recently had the task of cleaning out the attic at my parents' farm as we prepared to turn the house over to someone...

How About A Tennessee Christmas

It's beginning to look more like Christmas everyday. The neighborhood lawns have turned into what could be classified as a center for a source...

TN Farm Bureau 92nd Annual Meeting

The 92nd annual meeting of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation will be held December 7 - 10, 2013. Farmers, agribusiness leaders and volunteer leaders...

UT Institute of Agriculture grows state Christmas tree on AgResearch land

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2013-11-StateCapitolTree.aspx

12 Days of Pick TN Products

THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IS USING ITS PICK TENNESSEE PRODUCTS PROGRAM TO GIVE AWAY TENNESSEE PRODUCTS FOR TWELVE DAYS ON FACEBOOK. 

Farmers Thankful for Water Resources Bill Progress

WHILE FARMERS ARE STILL HOPING FOR FARM BILL TO GO THROUGH, THEY’RE ALSO HOPING CONGRESS CAN MOVE FORWARD ON WATER RESOURCES LEGISLATION.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Tennessee farmers are thankful for their jobs at producing the food we enjoy at Thanksgiving.

My Feeders Are Not A Deer’s McDonald’s

As a young boy walking the lanes of my grandparents' farm, I often heard the beautiful calls of a certain bird that seemed to...