Monthly Archives: June 2016

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.

Dry Conditions Hurting Farmers

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

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...

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.

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...

Passion for Dairy

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

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Dry Start to Summer

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.  

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...

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