Yearly Archives: 2016

East TN AITC Farmers Open Golf Tournament

The Farmers Open Golf Classic is an important fundraiser for the Agriculture in the Classroom program of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation. Held each...

89th TN FFA State Convention

Online registration at http://www.tnffa.org/convreg/. Online registration opens for affiliate FFA chapters on February 1, 2017 at 8a.m. All other chapters will be able to register on February 8, 2017 at 8a.m. Registration will close February 22, 2017. Payments are due to the state office with 5000 in the memo line by March 7. No cash will be accepted at the registration window. www.tnffa.org

National Ag Day

A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across...

National Agriculture Week

During National Ag Week we collectively celebrate the food, feed and fiber that U.S. farmers and ranchers provide every day.  Agriculture now and in...

TN 4-H Congress

Two 4-H senators who are senior Level I 4-H members (9-10th graders) may attend from each county. 4-H representatives, one senior Level I 4-H member...

Ag Day on the Hill

TN Beef Agribition

Farm & Gin Show

March 3 & 4, 2017 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 North Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103.  ( View a map here ) Show...

Tennessee Young Leaders Conference

The Tennessee Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee and the Tennessee Council of Cooperatives invite you to attend the entertaining and educational Young Leaders Conference...

Pick Tennessee Conference

Get ready for an unforgettable Pick TN Conference with Keynote speaker, Jolene Brown. Jolene Brown will have you laughing while you learn! She’s an...

UT Sr. Bull Sale

State Market Hog Show

Tennessee Cattleman’s Association Annual Meeting

The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) will celebrate 32 years of serving the state’s cattle producers with its annual convention and trade show in Murfreesboro,Tenn. on January 13-14.

A Look Back to 2016 Agriculture

Looking back over the year of 2016, a lot went on in the Department of Agriculture according to Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton.

New Report Reveals the Depth of Local Food Marketing in U.S.

How many farmers are selling their products directly to local customers and how much money are those sales generating? USDA’S Gary Crawford has the...

TN Team in Running for Entrepreneur of the Year

Four finalist teams will compete next month to win the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Rural Entrepreneur of the Year award. AFBF’s Micheal Clements has...

2016 TFBF Convention

Take a look at our photo gallery from the 2016 TFBF Convention in Nashville.

Christmas on the Farm

Christmas on a Tennessee farm is rather special, and this weekend a lot of family gatherings at the farm will be taking place.

2016 Rural America at a Glance

The latest in a series of USDA reports on economic and population trends in rural America was recently issued.

McAlisters Named to American Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee

Greene County beef cattle farmers Jimmy and Lydia McAlister have recently been appointed to the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.

Robertson County’s Lindsay Elliott wins Outstanding Young Woman at Farm Bureau...

During the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th annual convention at Franklin’s Embassy Suites, Robertson County’s Lindsay Elliott was named the TN Young Farmers and...

County Farm Bureaus Honored with Pinnacle Partnership Award

During the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th annual convention at Franklin’s Cool Springs Marriott, thirteen county Farm Bureaus were recognized for reaching the highest standards possible in membership, programs and teamwork. Those counties are Benton, Coffee, Dyer, Giles, Marshall, Maury, Obion, Overton, Putnam, Rutherford, Sullivan, Washington and Weakley County.

Unicoi County Farm Bureau Wins Horizon Award

During the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th annual convention at Franklin’s Cool Springs Marriott, Unicoi County received the Horizon Award for the greatest improvement in their program of work.

County Farm Bureaus Honored with President’s Awards

During the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th annual convention at Franklin’s Cool Springs Marriott, twenty county Farm Bureaus were recognized for accomplishments and successes from the past year.

Tim Cross Named New UTIA Chancellor

The UT Institute of Agriculture has a new chancellor after a called Board of Trustees meeting Thursday afternoon. Trustees approved President Joe DiPietro’s recommendation that Tim Cross be appointed the next UT Institute of Agriculture chancellor.

Tim Cross Named New UTIA Chancellor

Tim Cross, longtime University of Tennessee leader, has been named the new chancellor for the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

Advanced Master Beef Producer Program – Current Topics with Brian White

The Advanced Master Beef Producer Program is an extensive educational program that was developed to provide information to assist you and other Tennessee cow-calf...

Advanced Master Beef Producer Program – Nutrition with Dr. Jason Smith

The Advanced Master Beef Producer Program is an extensive educational program that was developed to provide information to assist you and other Tennessee cow-calf...

Advanced Master Beef Producer Program – Marketing and Management with Andrew...

The Advanced Master Beef Producer Program is an extensive educational program that was developed to provide information to assist you and other Tennessee cow-calf...

Advanced Master Beef Producer Program – Reproduction with Dr. Justin Rhinehart

The Advanced Master Beef Producer Program is an extensive educational program that was developed to provide information to assist you and other Tennessee cow-calf...

Advanced Master Beef Producer Program – Herd Health with Dr. Lew...

The Advanced Master Beef Producer Program is an extensive educational program that was developed to provide information to assist you and other Tennessee cow-calf...

Advanced Master Beef Producer Program – Production Economics and Budgeting with...

The Advanced Master Beef Producer Program is an extensive educational program that was developed to provide information to assist you and other Tennessee cow-calf...

Advanced Master Beef Producer Program – Genetics with Ron Blair

The Advanced Master Beef Producer Program is an extensive educational program that was developed to provide information to assist you and other Tennessee cow-calf...

Advanced Master Beef Producer Program – Forages with Dr. Gary Bates

The Advanced Master Beef Producer Program is an extensive educational program that was developed to provide information to assist you and other Tennessee cow-calf...

Stronger Partnership for 4-H and Farm Bureau

A partnership between two long-standing agriculture organizations will help grow future agriculture leaders.

Winter Row Crop Marketing Meeting

February 23, 2017, The Fayette, and Tipton County Extension Offices along with Bunge will be hosting a Winter Row Crop Marketing Meeting. This meeting...

Irrigation Meeting

February 7, 2017, The Fayette and Tipton County Extension Offices will be hosting an Irrigation Meeting. This meeting will be held at Rube Rhea’s...

Winter Row Crop Production Meeting

January 17, 2017: The Fayette County Extension Office will be hosting a Winter Row Crop Production Meeting. This meeting will be held at Lone...

Ensuring Farmers Have Needed Resources and Aid

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture sent out a survey this fall to see what farmers were suffering the most from in the midst of...

Farm Income Down, Debt Up

When 2016 is over, U.S. farm income will likely be down from the year before. Gary Crawford has some key numbers in USDA’s latest...

Miller Selected to Lead Young Farmers

Loudon County’s Josey Miller was elected as the 2017 Young Farmers & Ranchers chairman of the state committee.

Zippy Making the Rounds

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall has been traveling across the country attending several state Farm Bureau Conventions.  He was at Tennessee’s this week.

Governor Haslam speaks to delegates of 95th annual meeting of Tennessee...

During the Tennessee Farm Bureau’s 95th annual convention in Franklin, Tenn., Governor Bill Haslam spoke to delegates, who represent agriculture and farmers across the state, at the business session addressing the recent wildfires, tornadoes and the outpouring of support by Tennesseans responding to help those affected by these disasters.

Governor thanks Farm Bureau

Gov. Bill Haslam addressed the delegates during the business session of the 95th Tennessee Farm Bureau Convention this week in Franklin.

A Rural Challenge

Farm Bureau leaders attending the Tennessee Farm Bureau convention this week in Franklin heard more about the Governor’s Rural Challenge and from members of...

Celebrating Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken says some 1500 farm leaders are in Franklin this week for the 95th meeting of the nation’s largest state...

Tennessee Farm Bureau Holds 95th Annual Meeting

More than 1,500 farmers from across the state will gather in Cool Springs December 4-6 for the purpose of developing policy for 2017, electing...

Devastating Wildfires in Sevier County

The wildfires in East Tennessee have taken their toll, at least three lives lost in Sevier County where Gov. Bill Haslam called it the...

Keep It Real

It is the most wonderful time of the year, and it couldn’t be better without a real Christmas tree.

Expanding Impacts of the Drought

The Southeastern drought is increasing farmers’ concerns about water supplies, pastures, wildfire activity and threats to crops.

Biofuel Supporters thankful for EPA Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has made biofuels supporters thankful this holiday by raising its Renewable Fuels Standard volume requirements for 2017.

Thankful Farmers

Celebrating Thanksgiving on the farm is no doubt special for farmers across Tennessee.

Haslam Eases Truck Restrictions to Help Farmers During Drought

http://tn.gov/agriculture/news/46948

Thankful Farmers

With the Thanksgiving season, it seemed right to go to the farm and talk about what there is to be thankful for this year.

Direct Impact

Despite the direct financial impact the drought is having on Grundy County’s Steve Ahearn’s cattle operation, he’s still thankful he has the opportunity to...

TSU Ag Continues to Grow

You might not think there’s a lot of interest in agriculture in downtown Nashville, but that’s far from the truth at Tennessee State University’s...

Clay

Celina Farm Bureau Insurance 808 E. Lake Avenue Celina, TN 38551-4226 931/243-3181 (phone) 931/243-4411 (fax) President: Jeffrey Clements Vice President: Reyes Rich Secretary: Melissa Brannon Farm Bureau Women Chair: Lisa Clements Agency Manager:...

Thanksgiving Dinner Costs Less This Year

Each year the American Farm Bureau releases a survey on how much a Thanksgiving meal costs…and this year that price has gone down compared...

Turkey Producers Have Something to be Thankful for

The nation’s turkey producers and consumers have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season—no bird flu.

Two More Arson Arrests

State authorities have announced the arrests of two more arsonist charged with the deliberate setting of wildfires.

David Kustoff Elected to Congress

Congressman-elect David Kustoff of Shelby County easily won his election to succeed Stephen Fincher in Tennessee’s 8th District.

The Dry Down Continues

A lot of cattle producers across Tennessee are really concerned over the long-standing drought.

As Serious as it Gets

The drought conditions across Tennessee continue to get worse and so are wildfires.

Patriot Project Connecting Farming and Veterans

Farm Bureau’s Patriot Project brings veterans to the farm. Micheal Clements has more.

Statement by Jeff Aiken, President, Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Election

Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation congratulates President-elect Donald Trump on his victory and those state leaders elected to serve in the 115th Congress and the 110th Tennessee General Assembly.

USDA Initiative to Feed the Future

How is the Agriculture Department tied into a federal government effort to combat global food insecurity?