Monthly Archives: March 2016

Senate Labeling Bill Would Benefit All

THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU SAYS THE SENATE GMO LABELING BILL WOULD BENEFIT CONSUMERS AND AGRICULTURE.

TransPacific Partnership Will Boost Farm Income, Exports

A NEW ECONOMIC ANALYSIS BY THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU SHOWS A MAJOR TRADE AGREEMENT NOW BEFORE CONGRESS WILL INCREASE FARM INCOME AND EXPORTS.

Ag Star Program Creates Stronger Voice

SINCE 2002 MORE THAN 150 WEST TENNESSEANS INVOLVED IN THE AG COMMUNITY HAVE BENEFITED FROM WHAT’S KNOWN AS THE AG STAR PROGRAM.

Ag Interest at Rocky Top

UT PRESIDENT DR. JOE DIPIETRO WAS THE RECENT SPEAKER AT THE MAURY COUNTY FARM CITY BREAKFAST AND HE  CONTINUES TO KEEP AG INTEREST AT...

Farm Watch Program Expanding Across TN

TN SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION EXEC. DIRECTOR TERRY ASHE SAYS THE FARM WATCH PROGRAM THAT BEGAN IN DYER COUNTY IS AN IDEAL PROGRAM TO GO STATEWIDE.

Farm Leaders on Capitol Hill

FARM BUREAU LEADERS FROM ONE END OF THE STATE TO THE OTHER HAVE BEEN IN NASHVILLE THIS WEEK VISITING WITH THEIR LAWMAKERS ON ISSUES...

Women in Ag Connecting with Consumers

WOMEN ON THE FARM PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE WHEN IT COMES TO CONNECTING WITH CONSUMERS AND ADVOCATING FOR AGRICULTURE.

Speaking Up for Ag

FARM LEADERS FROM ACROSS TN TRAVELED TO THE STATE CAPITOL THIS WEEK TO MEET WITH AND DISCUSS LEGISLATION BEING CONSIDERED BY LAWMAKERS.

National Ag Week

THIS IS NATIONAL AGRICULTURE WEEK AND STATE LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL HEARD FROM FARM BUREAU LEADERS TO MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES THAT FARMERS AND...

National Ag Day

TN COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE JULIUS JOHNSON SAYS AGRICULTRUE IS OUR NUMBER ONE INDUSTRY PROVIDING NEARLY $75 BILLION AND ACCOUNTS 13% OF THE STATE’S ECONOMY...

National Ag Day

NATIONAL AG DAY HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF ADVOCATING FOR AGRICULTURE.

A Home run for Farm Day

1ST GRADERS FROM PUTNAM AND JACKSON COUNTIES GOT TO EXPERIENCE THE FARM, MOST FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, DURING THE ANNUAL FARM DAY EVENT...

Survey for Big Data

THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION WANTS TO HEAR FARMERS’ THOUGHTS ON BIG DATA.

Sea of Blue

THOUSANDS OF TN FFA MEMBERS FROM JOHNSON COUNTY TO TIPTON COUNTY ARE IN GATLINBURG THIS WEEK FOR THEIR 88TH ANNUAL CONVENTION.  

Ag Commissioner Announces Retirment

TENN. COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE JULIUS JOHNSON HAS ANNOUNCED HE WILL RETIRE AT THE END OF APRIL.

Amplify the 88th TN FFA Convention

AMPLIFY IS THE CONVENTION THEME AT THE 88TH TN FFA CONVENTION WHERE MEMBERS ARE CELEBRATING THEIR YEAR IN THE BLUE JACKETS.

TN FFA Officers Installed

DURING THE 88TH TN FFA CONVENTION, EIGHT NEW STATE OFFICERS WERE INSTALLED TO LEAD THE ORGANIZATION.  

4-H Officers Elected

DURING THE 69TH TN 4-H CONGRESS, THREE NEW OFFICERS WERE ELECTED TO PRESIDE OVER NEXT YEAR’S CONGRESS.

Ag Day on the Hill

FOR ONE DAY A YEAR, AT LEAST, AGRICULTURE IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT BEFORE STATE LAWMAKERS IN NASHVILLE. 

Spring Market Basket Down Slightly

SHOPPERS CAN EXPECT TO SPEND SLIGHTLY LESS ON A TYPICAL MARKET BASKET THIS SPRING.

The Science of Agriculture

20 SCIENCE ENGINEERING AND MATH COORDINATORS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE BEEN TOURING FARMS IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE THIS WEEK AS PART OF THE ON...

Star Farmer

RECENTLY AT THE TENNESSEE STATE FFA CONVENTION THEIR STATE STAR FARMER WAS ANNOUNCED.

Templeton Next Ag Commissioner

GOV. BILL HASLAM HAS NAMED JAI TEMPLETON AS SUCCESSOR TO JULIUS JOHNSON AS HIS NEXT COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE.  

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