Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Legend and Her Legacy

Pat Summitt will forever be remembered as one of the greatest coaches of all time. After winning her 8th National Championship in 2008, we...

Tobacco, Beef and More

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture hosted the Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day at the Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center.  

Statement on the death of Pat Summitt from Tennessee Farm Bureau...

Our Farm Bureau family is deeply saddened by the passing of Coach Pat Head-Summitt.

American Farm Bureau Supports National GMO Pre-emption Bill

The American Farm Bureau Federation is supporting proposed Senate legislation that establishes federal pre-emption of what was expected to grow into an unruly patchwork...

The Boys of Summer

The 3rd Annual Ag Night at the Chattanooga Lookouts Baseball Game was recently held where folks received information on our most important industry. TN’s...

All-American July 4th Cookout Ticks Up, Still Under $6 Per Person

A cookout of Americans’ favorite foods for the Fourth of July will cost slightly more this year but still comes in at less than $6 per person, says the American Farm Bureau Federation.

GMOs not OMG

Monsanto’s Global Consumer Engagement Lead Holly Butka shared with leaders at the Farm Bureau Women Conference about the common misconceptions of genetically modified crops...

2016 Chattanooga Lookouts Ag Night

The Chattanooga Lookouts baseball team hosted an "Ag Night" featuring Farm Bureau's Farmer Charlie and TN's Commissioner of Agriculture, Jai Templeton.

First Hand Knowledge

It’s not every day you see nutritionists and dieticians riding in a combine, harvesting wheat, but that’s exactly what a few did recently on...

Why is Agriculture Important

Why is agriculture important was the topic for the TN Farm Bureau Women Ag in the Classroom essay contest this year and Grace Ann...

TN Farm Bureau obtains permit for black vultures

Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation (TFBF) Board of Directors has obtained a statewide depredation permit for black vultures from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). TFBF will issue sub-permits to livestock producers who are experiencing problems with black vultures.

Working to Improve Pollinator Health

There is no doubt one of our most important insects that many of us take for granted is the honey bee. Micheal Clements of...

Dry Start to Summer

Farmers here in Tennessee are blessed to have above average rainfall, at least compared to our friends to the west.

2016 Women’s Conference

TN Farm Bureau Women host annual Summer Conference

Miss America Betty Cantrell Visit

Miss America Betty Cantrell visits Tennessee to reward a Murfreesboro school on winning AFBF's Pea's to the Table Contest

Down to the Wire

With the July 1st implementation blooming of the Vermont law on GMO labeling, the US Senate is down to the wire in hopes of...

Breaking Stereotypes

Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell recently visited a Tennessee farm where she addressed not only her platform of healthy children, strong America, but also...

TN FFA Star Tour

For the second year, Tennessee has taken their five FFA Stars on a week-long tour of Tennessee Agribusinesses and chapters to showcase the Supervised...

Milan No-Till Field Day Set for July 28

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan.

June Dairy Month Chairs Highlight Dairy in Their Communities

June is dairy month and almost every county in Tennessee elects a June Dairy Month Chairman to help spread the word during June.

Less Drought, Better Conditions for Crops and Livestock

The shrinking area of US drought coverage is best highlighted by how crops this year – from winter wheat to hay – are doing...

Supreme Court Victory: Farmers May Sue to Stop Clean Water Regulation...

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled landowners may challenge the federal government whenever the Army Corps of Engineers tries improperly to regulate land with regulations designed to protect water.

National Leadership Forum

Each year Tennessee Farm Bureau sponsors student leaders from across the state to attend Harding University’s National Leadership Forum and Jackson Gravitt was one...

Lots of Great Ways to Celebrate the Outdoors

There are several activities and events planned for National Great Outdoors Month and many ways for you to take part.

New Mobile App Option Feeds Love of Local Foods

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s “Pick Tennessee” mobile app now offers followers an easy way to feed their love of local foods. Users can search for restaurants committed to serving ingredients sourced from the area, and access GPS mapping to the establishments.

Passion for Dairy

Recently at the June Dairy Month Kickoff the American Dairy Association named Julie Walker the Dairy Promoter of the Year.

June Dairy Month

June is dairy month and all month long we will be highlighting the state’s dairy farmers and the importance of getting dairy in your...

Tennessee 4-H Tours the State

TN 4-H Extension Specialist Justin Crowe traveled with this premier 4-H Ambassador group this summer across the state on a tour visiting agricultural stakeholders.

A June Dairy Celebration

Loudon County Dairy Farmer Randy Davis serves as president of the American Dairy Association of Tennessee, and they sponsored a kickoff luncheon in Nashville...

USDA Celebrates 79th Annual National Dairy Month

USDA celebrates the 79th annual National Dairy Month this June, highlighting the hard work and dedication of dairy producers and the valuable nutrition the dairy industry adds to Americans' diets.

Resolutions Committee

View the Resolutions Committee of Policy and Action

Dry Conditions Hurting Farmers

Farmers in southern Middle Tennessee and along the southeastern counties have been extremely dry for the past several weeks.  

Milk Production Continues to Increase

The nation’s dairy producers continue to boost production, even though prices are falling. USDA’s Gary Crawford has more.