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Monthly Archives: July 2016

National Farmers’ Market Week

NASHVILLE—Some Tennesseans are ready to say goodbye to summer and hello to school. Tennessee farmers however, want everyone to know that summer is far...

Representing Farmers in Washington

Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District stretches from Chattanooga to LaFollette, and Representative Chuck Fleischmann says its important for him to hear directly from farmers about...

Rural Votes Count

With the 2016 political season now ready to further escalate into the primary elections and then the general election, the American Farm Bureau has...

Representative Black Depends on Farmers

Representative Diane Black, who represents the state’s 6th Congressional District, recently met with Farm Bureau Leaders in Lebanon to discuss the issues.

Young Farmer Success

Jay and Alice Ann Yeargin have been named the Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement award winners for 2016.

2016 Young Farmers & Ranchers Summer Conference

View a photo gallery of 2016 Young Farmers and Ranchers Summer Conference

Weakley County’s Jay and Alice Ann Yeargin win state young farmer...

Weakley County young farmers Jay and Alice Ann Yeargin were named Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer Achievement Award winners.

Farmers Outreach

Young Farmers gathered this past weekend for the Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer Summer Conference in Columbia. They participated in a service project with...

Scientists with UT Institute of Agriculture Investigate Pollinator Health

MILAN, Tenn. – For the past decade, pollinator populations, particularly honeybee populations, have been in decline. Researchers say this phenomenon of global honeybee loss,...

Governors School for the Ag Sciences

The Tennessee Governors School for the Agricultural Sciences has ended for the summer, but the students who attended were definitely challenged and changed.

A Passion for Farming

Farming gets in your blood and there’s no better way to describe that passion for Tennessee Young Farmers & Ranchers.

Farmers Believe in GMOs

As Tennessee farmers put their hopes on a good growing season for their crops like corn and soybeans, they’re hoping the rest of the...

National Farm Safety and Health Week

Farming has an occupational fatality rate 700 percent higher than other U.S. industries, including mining. During the harvest season, farmers are at very high...

Leadership Training Camp

State FFA President Makenzie Clark is one of the hosts of FFA camp this summer as she and her state officer team are leading...

Nine Billion Changes Everything

Read Tennessee Ag in the Classroom's Nine Billion Changes Everything about how farmers will need to feed the growing global population.

Alphabet Soup

Read Tennessee Ag in the Classroom's Alphabet Soup booklet.

Farm Bureau Boot Camp Grads Hone Communication Skills

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2016  – The American Farm Bureau Federation recognized 14 farm and ranch women leaders as graduates of the organization’s tenth annual...

Miss America Visits a TN Farm

Recently Miss America teamed up with the American Farm Bureau and their book First Peas to the Table.  

A Family Affair

On her last Junior Beef Expo, Loudon County’s Emily Ivey captured the prize that she’s worked so hard for, the Supreme Champion Heifer.

It’s Cattle Show Time

The Tennessee Junior Beef Expo is winding down after a successful week for many 4-H and FFA members.

The Same but Different

Farmers across Tennessee weighing in on how the rain has or has not hit their farms so far this season.  

Tennessee Winter Wheat Production Forecast up from Last Season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its July crop condition report today based on producer reports...

Labeling Law on the Horizon

What is the current status of a new labeling law for genetically engineered food products?

Commissioner Templeton Meets with Farmers

Commissioner of Agriculture, Jai Templeton, recently met with farmers in East Tennessee to discuss agricultural issues facing the region.

Economic Analysis for the Future

Dr. Aaron Smith, Professor at the University of Tennessee shares about a study him and his students are completing for East Tennessee agriculture.


The Tennessee Go FFA program has been thriving for the past several years, allowing high school FFA members the chance to experience agriculture outside...

Ag at the Voting Polls

As the upcoming election approaches, it’s time to be thinking about what candidate has agriculture best in mind. State Representative Sabi’ Kumar shares more...

Happy Fourth of July

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual summer cookout survey finds popular food items remain priced near last year’s levels.

The Push for TPP

USDA acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse met with farmers and other business leaders to discuss the administration’s position and the benefits of passage of...