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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Go All Out at National FFA Convention

Go All Out is the Theme of the 87th National FFA Convention and more than 60,000 FFA members will descend on Louisville, Kentucky for...

UT Plateau AgResearch Center to hold November cattle sale

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2014-10-CattleSale.aspx

Scholarships Offered to Specialty Crop Farmers

http://news.tn.gov/node/13126

Semi-Finalists Named in First National Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news_article&id=176

American Farm Bureau Survey Shows Big Data Use Increasing, Big Questions...

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news_article&id=178

Young Farmer Gets His Tractor

MARK AND CINDY KLEPPER WERE NAMED TENNESSEE’S YOUNG FARMERS OF THE YEAR BACK IN JULY AT THE YF7R SUMMER CONFERENCE AND ONE OF THEIR...

Pork Production Could Surpass Beef Production In 2015

Nationwide, pork production is poised to surpass beef production next year as ranchers try to rebuild their herds from the lowest levels since the...

Lucky Grandkids

My grandchildren sure are lucky and the reason is because their Granddaddy is just about as big of a kid as they are when...

Yes on 2

What Is Vote YES on 2?   Vote YES on 2 is the campaign to pass the Judicial Selection Amendment to our state constitution. The...

Signs of Stress Farmers Should Watch For

IF YOU ARE WORKING THE HARVEST, YOU MAY FIND IT STRESSFUL, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE BEHIND SCHEDULE AND WORKING A NARROW WEATHER WINDOW.

Farm Bureau Providing Farmers with Resource to Talk Biotech

WITH THE MANY QUESTIONS AND MYTHS SURROUNDING BIOTECH IN AGRICULUTRE, THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU HAS DEVELOPED AN ONLINE RESOURCE TO PROVIDE FACTS ON GENETICALLY...

Could Be Tough Choices for Ag Cuts

TN’S COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE JULIUS JOHNSON TALKING ABOUT PROPOSED CUTS THAT COULD COME NEXT YEAR AS GOV. BILL HASLAM HAS ASKED ALL STATE GOVT...

The Buzz around Honey Bees

THERE’S NOT ONLY AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF BEEKEEPERS ACROSS TENNESSEE, BUT THE AWARENESS OF THE HEALTH CONCERNS AND THE IMPACT WITHOUT BEES...

Harvest Back On

FARMERS ALL ACROSS TENN ARE ONCE AGAIN BACK IN FULL SWING WITH HARVEST OF THEIR ROW CROPS AFTER ABOUT TWO WEEKS OF  CONSTANT RAINS.  

Aunt Sadie has a Yard Sign

On a beautiful Tennessee fall afternoon, I pulled in the long gravel driveway of Uncle Sid and Aunt Sadie's farm. Their white frame house,...

U.S. Senate Forum

U.S. SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER AND HIS DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER GORDON BALL PARTICIPATED IN THE TENNESSEE FARM BUREAU’S U.S. SENATE FORUM AT TN TECH UNIVERSITY.

Ag Leadership Forum

FOR THE THIRD YEAR, FARM CREDIT OF MID AMERICA HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER MANY OF THE LEADERS IN TENNESSEE AGRICULTURE FOR A LEADERSHIP FORUM IN...

Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

. GLENN CUNNINGHAM FROM SHELBY COUNTY TENNESSEE WAS NAMED TO THE TOP TEN IN THE RURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE OUT OF MORE THAN 200 APPLICANTS...

Tennessee FFA Wants Regional Advisors

TENNESSEE FFA IS SEEING A DECLINE IN MEMBERSHIP AND AG TEACHERS ARE SPEAKING UP ABOUT THE NEED TO BRING BACK REGIONAL CONSULTANTS.  

War on Weeds Starts in the Fall

Now is the time for you to launch an attack against weeds in your lawn. An expert says don’t wait until spring. 

Income Forecast for Farmers

If you are a farmer, there are encouraging areas when it comes to the farm income forecast for 2014. 

Burley Tobacco Growers Have a Good Crop

SMITH COUNTY TOBACCO GROWER KYLE OWEN SAYS THIS YEAR’S BURLEY CROP IS ONE OF HIS BEST IN YEARS.  

A Good Year for Pumpkins

U.S. FARMERS HAVE HAD A REALLY GOOD YEAR GROWING PUMPKINS IN TENNESSEE AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY.  GARY CRAWFORD TELLS US MORE.

Tennessee Farm Bureau HostsAgriculture U.S. Senate Forum

Cookeville, TN October 16, 2014 "“ The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation hosted an agricultural forum for the two U.S. Senate nominees, Sen. Lamar Alexander...

Tennessee Farm Bureau Hosts Agriculture U.S. Senate Forum

Cookeville, TN October 16, 2014 "“ The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation hosted an agricultural forum for the two U.S. Senate nominees, Sen. Lamar Alexander...

County PowerPoint Presentation Information

We hope that your county YF&R has had a very successful year. This year, we are planning on having a County PowerPoint Presentation on...

Harmonia Axyridis are Back and I’m Not Happy

It is October once again, and once again, I despise Asian lady beetles. For those of you who are not plagued by these impostures...

TN Beef Alliance Showing its Worth

BEEF PRICES FOR FARMERS CONTINUE AT THEIR RECORD LEVELS AND THAT MEANS EVEN MORE OF A PREMIUM FOR THOSE THAT PARTICIPATE IN THE TENN....

Another Big Harvest

FARMERS ALL ACROSS TN ARE ENJOYING SOME OF THEIR BEST YIELDS EVER IN CORN PRODUCTION.  

Preparing for the Cold Now

If you want to save money on your heating bills this winter, have your home heating system checked out now. 

Get You A Sundrop Bottle

The other day as I waited in line at a traffic light, I noticed the car in front of me and the two beside...

Farmland From Academy Award-Winning Director James Moll Makes Its Streaming Debut...

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/277862511.html

Farm Bureau Leader Class Focuses on Engagement

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news_article&id=161

EPA Must Withdraw Irregular, Biased Rulemaking Farm Bureau and Waters Coalition...

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news_article&id=167

Fall Folklore Jamboree returns to Milan

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2014-09-FallFolklore.aspx

Emerging issues focus of annual Forage and Grassland Meeting

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2014-09-TNGrasslandsMtg.aspx

Cooperatives provide billion-dollar boost to state’s economy

October is Cooperative Month in Tennessee, and proclamation signed by Gov. Bill Haslam deeming it as such heaps high praise on the approximately 200...