Monthly Archives: April 2016

New Program Promotes Farm Safety

THERE’S NO DOUBT FARMING IS ONE OF OUR COUNTRY’S MOST DANGEROUS INDUSTRIES AND THERE’S A NEW INTITATIVE THAT PROVIDES A ONE-STOP SOURCE FOR FARM...

Enhancing the Dairy

SEVERAL TN DAIRY FARMERS ATTENDED THE PROFESSIONAL DAIRY PRODUCERS OF WISCONSIN ANNUAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE IN MADISON, WISCONSIN

Monsanto Grant Awarded to Willis

COFFEE COUNTY FARMER BOB WILLIS WAS RECENTLY AWARDED A MONSANTO AMERICA’S FARMERS GROW COMMUNITIES DONATION OF $2500 TOWARD HIS CHOICE OF A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION.

Corn Planting Intentions High for Now

THE USDA MARCH PLANTING INTENTIONS REPORT NUMBER FOR CORN ACREAGE WAS A SURPRISE TO MANY, BUT EXPERTS SAY THAT WILL LIKELY CHANGE.

Covering Up

TENNESSEE STRAWBERRY GROWERS ARE HOPEFUL FOR ANOTHER PROFITABLE PICKING SEASON, BUT FIRST THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH A ROUND OF POTENTIAL FREEZING WEATHER THIS...

Ag Science

WHEN GLYNDAR HASKIN WAS VISITING FARMS IN TENN RECENTLY, SHE HAD ONE OF THOSE “A-HA” MOMENTS WHEN IT CLICKED FOR HER THAT HER PRECONCIEVED...

Young Farmer Gets His Tractors

MONTGOMERY COUNTY YOUNG FARMER JAY HEAD WAS HONORED IN 2015 AS THE STATE’S TOP YOUNG FARMER OF THE YEAR WITH THE TENN. FARM BUREAU’S...

New Leadership for TN FFA

RECENTLY AT THE TENNESSEE STATE FFA CONVENTION A NEW SLATE OF STATE OFFICERS WAS ELECTED WITH ALLISON PARKER ANNOUNCED AS STATE SENTINEL.

Discussion Wins Case IH Tractor

28 YEAR OLD HUNTER GRILLS OF DYER COUNTY IS THE LATEST TN YOUNG FARMER TO PICK UP A NICE PRIZE FOR HIS EFFORTS IN...

Ramsey Heads Home

WHEN THE GAVEL FALLS FOR THE LAST TIME THIS WEEK FOR THE 109TH TENN. GENERAL ASSEMBLY, LT GOV. RON RAMSEY WILL BE HEADED BACK...

Corn Planting Takes Off

THE WEATHER MOST CORN PRODUCERS WERE WAITING ON IS FINALLY HERE.  AND AS A RESULT CORN PLANTERS ARE MOVING THROUGH FIELDS RATHER QUICKLY

The Way to Go

STATE REP. JAMIE JENKINS OF SOMMERVILLE HAS SERVED HIS TIME ADMIRABLY IN THE TENN. GENERAL ASSEMBLY.  

Earth Day Every Day for Farmers

TODAY WE CELEBRATE EARTH DAY, WHICH SERVES AS A CALL TO ACTION FOR THOSE AROUND THE WORLD TO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING OUR NATURAL...

Ag Lab for Kids

STUDENTS AT JERE WHITSON ELELMENTARY SCHOOL IN COOKEVILLE ARE IN FOR A GREAT EDUCATION AS THE GROUND HAS BROKEN ON A NEW EXTENDED LEARNING...

Visa Delays Creating Labor Shortage

FARMERS RELYING ON AGRICULTURAL VISA PROGRAMS ARE SEEING DELAYS LEADING TO LABOR SHORTAGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING HERE IN TENNESSEE.

Ag Students Embrace UAV Technology

UT MARTIN MASTERS STUDENT PATTON WEBB SAYS THE POTENTIAL OF THE AG INDUSTRY’S WORK WITH UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYTEMS OR DRONES IS BASICALLY UNLIMITED.

Ag Star Program Creates Stronger Voice

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

Great Service to Tennessee

GOV. BILL HASLAM SHOWED HIS RESPECT FOR HIS VERY FIRST CABINENT APPOINTMENT, JULIS JOHNSON, RETIRING AS THE 36TH TN COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE. 

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