Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Frozen Plateau

WALT HITCH, DIRECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE’S PLATEAU RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER NEAR CROSSVILLE SAYS THEY WERE IN THE DIRECT PATH OF A DEVASTATING...

National FFA Week

NATIONAL FFA WEEK AND ACROSS THE NATION MEMBERS, FORMER MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE FFA ARE CELEBRATING WHAT THE ORGANIZATION DOES. 

FFA International

TENNESSEE FFA OFFICERS TAKE PART IN AN INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR

Young Leaders Leading Now

MORE THAN 300 ATTENDED THE TENNESSEE YOUNG LEADERS CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE TENNESSEE COUNCIL OF COOPERATIVES AND FARM BUREAU’S YOUNG FARMERS AND RANCHERS. 

Farm Bureau Leaders on the Hill

SEVERAL HUNDRED FARM BUREAU LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE MADE VISITS TO THEIR LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL IN NASHVILLE.

Walmart’s Commitment to Fresh Produce

WALMART IS ON TRACK TO REACH ITS GOAL OF DOUBLING THE AMOUNT OF FRESH PRODUCE IT BUYS FROM LOCAL FARMERS BY THE END OF...

Winter Lingers for Livestock Farmers

LIVESTOCK FARMERS ARE BEGINNING TO WONDER, JUST LIKE THE REST OF US, WHEN WILL THE SNOW AND ICE GET OUT OF HERE.  

Cooperative Leadership

DURING THE TENNESSEE YOUNG LEADERS CONFERENCE, YOUNG FOLKS GOT A GOOD DOSE OF HOW AND WHAT TO EXPECT TO BECOME A GOOD LEADER, INCLUDING...

Reality of Waters of the U.S Rule Comments

The comment period for the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule ended in November, and well over 1 million comments were submitted. 

What Lawmakers think of Contacts

MOST TN LAWMAKERS WILL TELL YOU THE MORE CONTACTS THEY GET, THE BETTER.  ESPECIALLY FOR RURAL ISSUES.

Dan Wheeler Recognized

FORMER TN COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE, DAN WHEELER, WAS GIVEN A SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD RECENTLY FROM THE TENNESSEE COUNCIL OF COOPERATIVES.  

Farmer’s Friend in Nashville

REP. JOHN MARK WINDLE OF LIVINGSTON REPRESENTS THE 41ST DISTRICT WHICH INCLUDES THE RURAL AREAS OF THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU OF MORGAN JACKSON, OVERTON AND...

National Agriculture Week

TENNESSEE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE JULIUS JOHNSON AND FARMERS AND THE AG INDUSTRY ACROSS THE STATE ARE CELEBRATING OUR MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRY THIS WEEK.  

Farmer Perspective on National Ag Week

ITS NATIONAL AGRICULTURE WEEK, A WEEK SET ASIDE FOR ALL AMERICANS TO EMBRACE THE INDUSTRY THAT FEEDS AND CLOTHES US, PROVIDES FUEL AND SHELTER...

Rutherford Co. Farmer Testifying in Congress

ITS NATIONAL AGRICULTURE DAY, AND ONE OF TENNESSEE’S TOP RECOGNIZED YOUNG FARMERS, BRANDON WHITT OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY, IS ON CAPITOL HILL IN WASHINGTON  D.C....

Family Farm Numbers

THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE WITH THE US. DEPT OF AGRICULTURE HAS A NEW REPORT OUT THAT VERIFYS THE NUMBER OF FAMILY FARMS  ALL ACROSS...

Omelet Cook-Off Promotes Ag Industry

AS PART OF THIS WEEK’S CELEBRATION OF TENNESSEE AND AMERICAN AGRICULTURE, THE FARM AND FOREST FAMILIES OF TENN HELD AN OMELET COOK-OFF AT THE...

Ag Day on the Hill

TODAY AND TOMORROW TENNESSEE LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL WILL GET A HEAVY DOSE OF INFO ON THE STATE’S MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRY, AS FARMERS AND...

Young Farmers Remain Optimistic

According to the 2015 American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Young Farmers and Ranchers outlook survey, about one-third of young farmers and ranchers surveyed, ages...

Shelling for Ag

MEMBERS OF THE STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CELEBRATED THEIR VICTORY OVER THE SENATE IN THE 2015 AG DAY ON THE HILL CORN SHELLING CONTEST.

Red Tractors Paint the Capitol

CASE IH’S TIM MILLS WAS ALL SMILES THIS WEEK AS HIS COMPANY DELIVERED THREE BRAND NEW CASE IH FARMALL TRACTORS TO TENN’S NATIONAL YOUNG...

Farm Bill Sign-up Deadline Nears

USDA’S FARM SERVICE AGENCY IS REMINDING FARMERS THAT THE DEADLINE FOR UPDATING CROP YIELD HISTORY AND REALLOCATING BASE ACRES IS FAST APPROACHING.

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