Monthly Archives: October 2015

Getting Home Heating System Ready for Winter

ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE IT TURNS COLD AND YOU LOOK TO TURN UP THE HEAT.  

Farming the Sun

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

Time-Honored Success

ALLEN BENTON OF BENTON COUNTRY HAMS IN MADISONVILLE HAS BEEN CURING COUNTRY HAMS AND BACON SINCE THE MID 70S.

The Orange Glow

TENN’S PUMPKIN CROP HAS TURNED OUT PRETTY GOOD THIS YEAR, CONSIDERING ALL THE DIFFERENT WEATHER CHALLENGES THROUGHOUT THE SEASON.  

Cotton-Picking Time

ONE OF THE BUSIEST TIMES OF THE YEAR FOR TENNESSEE FARMERS AS HARVEST SEASON CONTINUES.  WITH THE CORN CROP NOW NEARING COMPLETION FOR MANY,...

Seed Your Lawn in the Fall

BELIEVE IT OR NOT,FALL IS USUALLY A BETTER TIME THAN SPRING TO PLANT NEW GRASS.

2016 Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

TWO WEST TENNESSEANS HAVE BEEN NAMED FINALIST IN FARM BUREAU’S RURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE FOR THEIR FLEXIBLE CRIMPER ROLLER.

Wampler’s Sausage Sustainability

WAMPLER’S FARM SAUSAGE COMPANY CONTINUES TO IMPLEMENT TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE ENERGY COSTS.

WOTUS Ditched for Now

THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT HAS ISSUED A TEMPORARY STAY OF THE EPA AND CORPS OF ENGINEERS ‘WATERS OF THE...

The Buzz Getting Louder

 WHAT’S BELIEVED TO BE THE LARGEST GATHERING FOR THE ANNUAL TENN. BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE WAS HELD RECENTLY IN COOKEVILLE. 

Ag Leadership Forum

THE 4TH ANNUAL AG LEADERSHIP FORUM, SPONSORED BY FARM CREDIT, COBANK AND THE TN DEPT OF AGRICULTURE, BRINGS TOGETHER SEVERAL GROUPS OF FARM ORGANIZATIONS AND...

Getting to the Head of the Class

TENNESSEE’S AG IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAM CONTINUES TO BRING STUDENTS CLOSER TO OUR MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE.  

On Track

TN ROW CROP FARMERS STILL ENJOYING THE PERFECT HARVEST WEATHER.

Rural Roots Leads to Business Success

FINAL FLIGHT OUTFITTERS OF UNION CITY HAS BEEN NAMED TENNESSEE’S FAMILY OWNED SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AND THAT SUCCESS COMES FROM THE FARM.

Growing the Herd

ONE OF THE STRONGEST ASSETS OF TENNESSEE’S OVERALL AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY IS BEEF CATTLE.  AND NOW A UNIQUE PROGRAM HAS STARTED THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE...

Amplify FFA

THE NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION BEGINS NEXT WEEK WITH MORE THAN 60,000 FFA MEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE NATION EXPECTED TO DECEND ON LOUISVILLE.

Judging the Land

THE 2015 STATE LAND JUDGING COMPETITIONS ARE OVER FOR 4-H AND FFA, WITH THE TOP TWO TEAMS IN EACH GROUP GOING TO COMPETE IN...

88th National FFA Convention

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY IS HOSTING THE NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION ONE LAST TIME BEFORE IT SHIFTS TO INDIANAPOLIS FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS AND MORE THAN 60,000...

Red Meat Still Important to Diet

  While the World Health Organization has classified processed meats as a carcinogen and red meats as a probable carcinogen, they can still be part...

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