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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Excellence in Ag

JIMMY AND LYDIA MCALISTER OF GREENE COUNTY HAVE BEEN NAMED THE TENN. FARM BUREAU’S EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE WINNERS FOR 2015.  

Tennessee Has Great Pumpkins, No Matter How You Stack ‘Em

http://tennessee.gov/agriculture/news/18171

Master Goat Producers Course Planned for October 28-30

https://extension.tennessee.edu/WebPacket/Pages/WP-2015-09-MasterGoat.aspx

Agritourism Season

WITH THE FALL SEASON, IT’S TIME TO VISIT THE FARM.  AND FROM ONE END OF THE STATE TO THE OTHER, THERE ARE MANY, MANY...

Harvest Season in Full Throttle

THE 2015 HARVEST SEASON IS GOING STRONG NOW ALL ACROSS THE STATE AS FARMERS REAP THE REWARDS OF THEIR EFFORTS.  

Staying Alert on the Road

WHAT CAN YOU DO, AS A DRIVER, TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT WITH FARM EQUIPMENT MOVING ON THE SAME ROADWAY AS YOU?

Farm Safety

Farm equipment-vehicle accidents have increased in recent years. But farmers can do their part to avoid these collisions by using safety tips.

Sheep Popularity

THE SHEEP EVENTS AT THE STATE FAIR. AND THE NUMBERS REFLECT THE FACT THAT THERE ARE MORE FOLKS GETTING BACK INTO THE SHEEP BUSINESS.  

Labor Reform Critical for Agriculture

With more than one million undocumented farm workers, agriculture needs labor reform that provides a quality workforce. 

Tennessee Organic Farm Survey Results

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Current_News_Release/2015_TN_Organic_Survey_Press_Release.pdf

Get Involved

There are several ways to be involved with Tennessee Farm Bureau. Whether you help out at a farm day or compete in a contest or serve at the Ronald McDonald House, there is something for everyone.

Get involved!

MCDONALD’S CORP. BRINGS BACK BUTTER

http://www.southeastdairy.org/news/mcdonalds-corp-brings-back-butter/

Legislative Showdown

TENNESSEE LAWMAKERS BATTLE IN THE 2015 LEGISLATIVE LIVESTOCK SHOWDOWN AT THE STATE FAIR.

Tennessee Valley Fair ‘Farm Day’

KIDS LEARNING ALL ABOUT THE FARM THIS WEEK AT THE TENNESSEE VALLEY FAIR IN KNOXVILLE.  IT’S FARM DAY COORDINATED BY THE UT EXTENSION SERVICE.  

UT’s New Field Day Focuses on Animal Production

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2015-09-AgintheFoothills.aspx

Woods and Wildlife on Exhibit at UT Field Day

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2015-09-WoodsWildlife.aspx

Ham-It Up for the FFA

THE INNAUGURAL FFA HAM BREAKFAST WAS HELD DURING THE STATE FAIR AND A LOT OF MONEY WAS RAISED FOR FFA FROM TWO OF THE PRIZED...

Backyard Birds

WITH THE APPROACHING FALL AND WINTER, STATE OFFICIALS ARE URGING POULTRY PRODUCERS AND FOLKS THAT HAVE A JUST A FEW BACK YARD BIRDS TO...

September 1 Tennessee Crop Production Forecast

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Tennessee/Publications/Current_News_Release/SepCrop15_TN.pdf

Workshops Connect Farmers & Chefs for New Statewide Alliance

http://tn.gov/agriculture/news/17742

State Fair Opens

THE TENN. STATE FAIR IS OFF AND RUNNING AS MANAGER SCOTT JONES SAYS THIS YEARS FAIR IS GOING TO BE SPECIAL.

Tennesseans Aid in Wildfire Fight

http://tn.gov/agriculture/news/17542

Deadline to Enroll in Key Farm Bill Safety Net Programs Approaches

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/newsReleases?area=newsroom&subject=landing&topic=ner&newstype=newsrel&type=detail&item=nr_20150903_rel_0131.html

Trying to Stay Positive

RHEA COUNTY’S CLINT JEWELL AND OTHER DAIRY FARMERS RIDE A ROLLERCOASTER OF PRICES.  

Best Field Trip of the Year

OBION COUNTY 4TH GRADERS TOOK THEIR FAVORITE FIELD TRIP OF THE YEAR TO “FARM DAY.”

National Farm Safety and Health Week

The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) at Northeast Iowa Community College's (NICC) Peosta campus will be sponsoring webinars in observance of National...

Ag Groups Push House to act on Transportation

A COALITION OF AGRICULTURE GROUPS INCLUDING THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU IS URGING THE U.S. HOUSE TO PASS A SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BILL.

Prices and Income

LOWER CROP PRICES AND LOWER FARM INCOMES WILL TRIGGER HIGHER THAN EXPECTED GOVERNMENT FARM PROGRAM PAYMENTS.

Farming the Sun

LAUDERDALE COUNTY ROW CROP FARMER BILL PARKER HAS PUT IN A  NEW SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM THIS YEAR TO BASICALLY POWER HIS GRAIN BIN FACILITY.  

Heritage Festival Offers Family Fun

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2015-08-HeritageFestival.aspx

Field Day Helps Producers Turn Pumpkins into Profits

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2015-09-PumpkinFieldDay.aspx

TDA Extends Outreach and Coordination of Services

http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/news/17379

Southeastern Stores Gear Up for Great American Milk Drive

Thanks to partnerships to increase food bank donations of fluid milk across the Southeast, four milk donation programs will be taking place across the...

Corn Harvest Picking Up

THE HARVEST SEASON IS DEFINITELY HERE FOR TENN FARMERS, AND THE CORN CROP IS FRONT AND CENTER.  

Let ‘Em Walk

EXCITEMENT IS STILL BUILDING IN THE TOWN OF SHELBYVILLE WHERE THE TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE NATIONAL CELEBRATION IS BEING HELD FOR THE 77TH YEAR.