Monthly Archives: August 2016

Chancellor Arrington Retires

Chancellor of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Larry Arrington’s last day is today, August 31.

USDA Promotes STEM Interest and Opportunity

A top USDA science official believes students need to know anything is possible with a science, tech, engineering or math career.

USDA Promotes STEM Interest and Opportunity

A top USDA science official believes students need to know anything is possible with a science, tech, engineering or math career.

Farm Organizations in Together

Farm Credit of Mid America CEO Bill Johnson recently spoke to Farm Bureau leaders gathered for their 76th Presidents Conference in Franklin and one...

Discovering the Forest is not just for Kids

The latest public service campaign to promote forest activity focuses on family adventures, both at National Forests and local parks.

A Nemesis to Livestock Farmers and the Public

One of the biggest predators for Tennessee’s livestock industry is the black vulture.

Dairy Farmers Seeking Assistance from USDA

The American Farm Bureau Federation is supporting a coalition of lawmakers seeking assistance for U.S. dairy farmers.

Back at Home

Loudon County dairy Farmer Ryan Bright is feeling a lot better than he was six months ago.  That’s when an early morning fire basically...

Deep Space Farming

A university and private company are joining forces to help NASA solve a challenge of deep space travel – a fresh food supply.

Plan Your Day Around the Farmers Almanac

Farmers Almanac editor Pete Geiger talks about the upcoming winter weather forecasty that the 200-Year-old publication is predicting for the Volunteer State.

Farmers’ Almanac Launches Farmer of the Year Contest

Farmers' Almanac, in partnership with the American Farm Bureau Federation, announces its search for three farmers or ranchers to be recognized as "Farmers' Almanac Farmer of the Year."

Harvest Season is Here

West Tenn. row crop farmers are quickly turning their attention to the harvest season and first up is corn.

Ag Students and UAV’s

The sky’s the limit for ag students learning about UAV’s at UT Martin.

August Crop Production Report

USDA's August crop production report has a few surprises nationally, cotton rebounds in the Volunteer state.

Trade’s Impact

Johnathan Cordone is USDA"s Under Secretary for Farm & Foreighn Relations and he recently updated Tenn. Farm Bureau leaders on the importance of global...

TFBF Presidents Conference

Senator Bob Corker among others highlight the 76th Annual Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents Conference.

Farmers Believe in GMO’s

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...

Cover Crops

More and more experts are promoting the use of cover crops, but why are so few farmers using them?

Brazilian Farmers Learning From Tenn. Farmers

While athletes from around the world are gathered in Rio for the Olympics, a few Brazilian farmers have been in West Tennessee visiting farmers...

National Farmers Market Week

As summer comes to a close for many, Tennessee farmers want everyone to know it’s actually the prime month of the growing season. That’s...

Immigration Reform Critical to Farmers

The “Reason for Reform” Campaign highlights agriculture’s need for immigration reform. American Farm Bureau’s Micheal Clements has the story.

A Good Fruit Crop

University of Tennessee Extension Fruit Specialist, Dr. David Lockwood, says for most of Tennessee this year has been a better than average year for...

YF&R Contests

A rundown of contest opportunities for Tennessee Young Farmers & Ranchers, including Young Farmer of the Year, Discussion Meet, Environmental Stewardship, Excellence in Agriculture and more.

Virus Fatal to Horses and Humans detected in Tennessee

NASHVILLE– A horse in West Tennessee has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a virus that can be fatal for horses and humans....

Aligning the Herd

Cattle producers who are members of the Tennessee Beef Alliance just held their August sale and by all accounts, another success.

UTIA Chancellor Announces Retirement

University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Chancellor Larry Arrington has decided to retire in September, UT President Joe DiPietro announced today. Arrington, UTIA chancellor since...

No-till Shines Once Again

Curtis Halford, Chairman of the Tennessee House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, was one of the 2,000 attendees at the Milan No-Till Field Day....

First-Hand Assessment of Crop Insurance

Farmers here in Tennessee and around the country are weighing in on the benefits of crop insurance.