Monthly Archives: May 2015

They’re Here

I have seen in movie reviews, that once again, another poltergeist movie is coming to the big screen, with this one being in 3D...

The Buffer Zone

THE TENN DIVISION OF FORESTRY AND OTHER AG ASSOCIATIONS ARE ENCOURAGING RURAL AND URBAN LANDOWNERS TO CONSIDER ESTABLISHING RIPARIAN BUFFER ZONES TO HELP PROTECT...

Public Notice by Tennessee Pork Producers Association and the National Pork...

The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2016 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place  at  1:30 p.m....

From the Garden to the Capitol

TYLER BROWN IS THE EXECUTIVE CHEF OF THE CAPITOL GRILLE AT THE FAMOUS HERMITAGE HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE, AND HE’S COOKING UP PRODUCE AND...

Summer Grilling

THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY IS A REMINDER TO REMEMBER THOSE VETERANS WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR OUR COUNTRY AND OF COURSE IT’S SYNONYMOUS...

The Best Field Trip of the Year

CLAIBORNE COUNTY 5TH GRADERS HAD THEIR BEST FIELD TRIP OF THE YEAR AT THE ANNUAL FARM CITY DAY.  SPONSORED BY THE CLAIBORNE COUNTY FARM...

The Numbers of Agriculture

THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE SURVEYS FARMERS ON A REGULAR BASIS TO GET A SNAPSHOT OF JUST WHAT IS AMERICAN AGRICULTURE.  AND A NEW REPORT...

It’s Tough Doing It By Yourself

Through the years, I have found myself to be one to not ask for help no matter what. I have built decks where you...

UT Institute of Agriculture Will Soon Have New 4-H Camp and...

It's a stunning tract of Tennessee property "“ 1,200 acres of woods, pastures, lakes and farmland "“ and soon it will host 4-H campers...

Pick Tennessee Offers chance to “Fill Your Grill” with Farm-Direct Meats

Facebook users have the chance to win $200 worth of local meats from a nearby farm. A contest is being conducted by Pick Tennessee...

Tenn. Residence Garden Wins International Award

THE TENN. EXECUTIVE RESIDENCE KITCHEN AND CUTTING GARDEN HAS BEEN NAMED FIRST PLACE IN THIS YEAR’S INTERNATIONAL MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION SEARCH FOR EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION IN...

UAV Use in Ag

THE AGRICULTURAL USE OF UAV’S OR DRONES WILL DO MORE THAN JUST GATHER FARM DATA. 

Rural Life Festival

THE HISTORIC RURAL LIFE FESTIVAL IS HELD AT THE ELLINGTON AGRCICULTURAL CENTER AND IS GEARED TOWARD STUDENTS 1ST THROUGH 5TH GRADE.

Three-Year-Old Event Still Causes Giggin’

As a farm writer, I often receive communications from readers who have opinions about my subjects and sometimes their opinions may not agree with...

Future Ag Leaders Go All Out

 NEW LEADERS WERE RECENTLY ELECTED TO SERVE THE TENNESSEE FFA FOR THE NEXT YEAR AND THEY HAVE SOME LOFTY GOALS TO ACCOMPLISH.

High Demand for Ag Grads

ONE OF THE BEST CAREERCHOICES  FOR NEW COLLEGE GRADUATES IS THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY.

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.  

Taking What’s Given

TENNESSEE ROW CROP FARMERS HAVE MADE GREAT PROGRESS PLANTING THEIR CORN, COTTON AND SOYBEANS.  BUT NOW THEY NEED SOME MOISTURE IN THE GROUND.  

YF&R Summer Conference

The Young Farmers Conference serves to identify Young Farmers and encourage involvement in Farm Bureau. Delegates should include your county young farmer winners, Environmental...

Important Crop Insurance Deadline Near for Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and...

http://www.rma.usda.gov/fields/ms_rso/2015/conservationcompliancescd.pdf

Better Late than Never

FRANKLIN COUNTY FARMER MIKE ROBINSON SAYS THE PAST TWO WEEKS WERE JUST WHAT HE’S NEEDED TO TRY AND CATCH UP WITH SPRING PLANTING. 

Better Late than Never

FRANKLIN COUNTY FARMER MIKE ROBINSON SAYS THE PAST TWO WEEKS WERE JUST WHAT HE’S NEEDED TO TRY AND CATCH UP WITH SPRING PLANTING. 

A Simple Cigar Box

You just never know how someone else will interpret what your intentions are until they are placed in the position to have to make...

‘Get a Move on for GMOs’ Helps Farmers Stand Up for...

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news_article&id=290

Women in Ag Survey Underscores Need for Leadership Skills

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news_article&id=291

UT Institute of Agriculture Hosts Fruits of the Backyard Field Day

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2015-04-MTRECfieldday.aspx

Women in Ag Speak Out

The American Farm Bureau recently released its Women in Ag Survey. All women in agriculture, not just Farm Bureau members, were invited to participate,...

New Tennessee 4-H Leader

FOR JUST ABOUT HIS ENTIRE PROFESSIONAL CAREER. DR. RICHARD CLARK HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN SOME ASPECT OF 4-H.  AND NOW HE’S THE NEW LEADER...

‘Get a Move on for GMOs’ Helps Farmers Stand Up for...

GetaMoveOn.fb.org is Farm Bureau's just-launched advocacy website that gives farmers and ranchers a simple way to "Get a Move On" for GMOs. Through the...

Rural Development for Rural Communities

TENN. DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISISIONER RANDY BOYD IS BUSY TRAVELING THE STATE AND ELSEWHERE LOOKING TO DEVELOP STRATEGIES TO HELP MAKE...

Strawberry Season

NOTHING MUCH BETTER THAN A FRESH TENN. STRAWBERRY.  AND NOW’S THE TIME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SEASON.  AFTER MONTHS OF CARING FOR THE...

Safeguarding From Bird Flu

SINCE LAST DECEMBER, USDA HAS CONFIRMED SEVERAL CASES OF HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA H5 IN THE PACIFIC, CENTRAL AND MISSISSIPPI FLYWAYS.

Mother’s Day Farmers

PERHAPS NOTHING SAYS MOTHERS DAY MORE THAN THE GIFT OF FLOWERS.  AND FFA STUDENTS ALL ACROSS TENN. MAYBE UNDERSTAND THAT MORE THESE DAYS, BECAUSE...

Hold That Hog A Little Higher

It was a beautiful Tennessee spring morning when I pulled in the long gravel driveway of Uncle Sid and Aunt Sadie's farm. The hills...

$145,000 Up for Grabs: Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news_article&id=288

Farm Bureau Applauds Senate Move to Stop EPA Overreach

http://www.fb.org/index.php?action=newsroom.news_article&id=289

UT Institute of Agriculture Hosts Fruits of the Backyard Field Day

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2015-04-MTRECfieldday.aspx

There’s Something for Everyone at Blooms Days 2015

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2015-04-BloomsDays.aspx

$145,000 Up for Grabs: Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation today announced applications for the  Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge will be accepted beginning June 1 through June 30. Entrepreneurs will...