Monthly Archives: April 2015

Canola Interest

A FEW TENNESSEE FARMERS SCATTERED ABOUT THE STATE ARE GETTING READY TO HARVEST THEIR CANOLA CROP

Corn Planters Finally Rolling

TN CORN FARMERS ARE HAVING THEIR BEST PLANTING DAYS OF THE SEASON.  UNTIL THE PAST FEW DAYS, THEY’VE BEEN RAINED OUT, BUT NOW THEY’RE...

Strawberry Time

IT’S FINALLY HERE.  STRAWBERRY SEASON THAT IS.  IT’S BEEN A TOUGH YEAR FOR MANY GROWERS, BATTLING THE LONG, COLD WINTER AND A LOT OF...

AgriScience Star

DURING THE STATE FFA CONVENTION HELD IN GATLINBURG STUDENTS ARE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS AND THE CREAM OF THE CROP VIE...

Too Much, Too Little

TENNESSEE FARMERS HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR DRIER DAYS SO THAT THEY COULD BEGIN PLANTING THIS YEAR’S CORN CROP, WHILE CALIFORNIA FARMERS STILL FACE HISTORIC...

Nothing Can Stop The Desire

Whenever I have the chance to meet up with a group of friends, there is always one question that never fails to get asked...

USDA Corn and Soybean Plantings Forecast Increases

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news_article&id=277

Award-winning Tennessee Young Farmers Receive Tractors at Legislative Plaza

Case IH presented three farm families their tractors at the Legislative Plaza for being named runners-up at the American Farm Bureau Convention. The presentation...

Nursery Time

THIS TIME OF YEAR, A LOT OF CONSIDERATION FOR WHAT TO PLANT IN YOUR GARDEN, AND FOR MANY STOPPING BY HOLDENS NURSERY IN MASCOT, TN,...

Budgets Matter

TENNESSEE LAWMAKERS HAVE ALL BUT WRAPPED UP THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 109TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND WITH IT A 33.8 BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET THAT...

Foodkeeper

A NEW APP CALLED FOODKEEPER CAN HELP US SAVE MONEY AND REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF SAFE FOOD GOING TO LANDFILLS. 

A Good Stern Look Does Wonders

As I looked through a display of brightly colored packaged seeds at Kelton's store the other day, I saw some okra that reminded me...

4-H Camp Returns to West Tennessee

THE TN GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS APPROVED THE STATE BUDGET FOR 2015-16 AND INCLUDED IN THE $33.8 BILLION DOLLAR DOCUMENT IS FUNDING FOR THE PURCHASE...

FFA Star Power

THE FFA IS STILL AN AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATION AT HEART, AND RECENTLY AT THE STATE FFA CONVENTION, THEY NAMED THEIR STAR FARMER AND STAR IN...

FFA Developing Winners

AT THE STATE FFA CONVENTION, WINNERS WERE CHOSEN TO REPRESENT TENNESSEE AT THE NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION IN OCTOBER. ONE OF THOSE WINNERS WAS STATE...

The Plain Untruths about Tornadoes

The 2015 tornado season has started slowly, but deadly. Knowing the truths about these storms could save your life. 

A Blend of Success

SINCE THE FIRST GRIND OF CORN IN NOVERMBER OF 2009,  GREEN PLAINS RENEWABLE ENERGY IN OBION, TN HAS CONTINUED ITS PATH OF SUCCESS.  

Executive Gardening

TENNESSEE’S EXECUTIVE RESIDENCE CHEF STEVEN WARD LOVES HIS JOB OF PREPARING FOOD FOR TENN’S FIRST FAMILY.

What T-Shirt Should You Wear

I love my state this time of the year! You can tell you are in Tennessee when the days begin to warm and the...

New Leadership in Tennessee Youth Ag Leadership Programs

New leadership to serve youth agricultural leadership programs 4-H and FFA were recently elected at the Tennessee State FFA Convention and Tennessee 4-H Congress...

National FFA Southern Regional VP Comes Home

National FFA Southern Region Vice President Stephen McBride, Tennessee and Coffee County native, came home to Tennessee for the Tennessee State FFA Convention.

Corn Planters Still Waiting on Drier Weather

ONE OF THE FAVORITE THINGS FOR TY MCCONNEL TO DO IS RAISING CORN.  AND OF COURSE THIS TIME OF YEAR IS WHEN HE’S USUALLY...

Modest Increase in Spring Picnic Basket

HIGHER RETAIL PRICES FOR SEVERAL FOODS RESULTED IN A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU’S SPRING PICNIC MARKETBASKET SURVEY.

USDA Healthy Meals

SCHOOLS ARE GETTING A FINANCIAL BOOST FROM USDA GRANTS TO PREPARE HEALTHIER MEALS.

March 1 Planting Intentions

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Current_News_Release/MarPlant14_TN.pdf

March 1 Planting Intentions

Farmers in Tennessee intend to plant 840 thousand acres of corn, 80,000 lower than 2014. U.S. corn growers intend to plant 89.2 million acres...

Young Farmer Summer Conference

The 46th Annual Tennessee Young Farmer of the Year Achievement Awards Program will be conducted again this year by the Tennessee Farm Bureau and...

Is Cousin Clod Happy?

Since I no longer drive to work, I now am pleasantly awakened each weekday to the sound of my favorite radio station WSM and...

87th Tennessee FFA Convention

LINCOLN COUNTY FFA ADVISOR BRAD PARTIN IS KEEPING WATCH OVER SOME 20 OF HIS FFA STUDENTS THIS WEEK IN GATLINBURG.