Monthly Archives: September 2016

Waivers to FAA Drone Rule

A new rule for unmanned aerial system use includes waivers and exemptions.

Learning on the Job

Dr. Tim Cross is now the Interim Chancellor of the University of Tennessee’s Institute of Agriculture.

UT Ag Meritorious Service Awards

Julius Johnson and Lacy Upchurch were honored at UT’s Ag Day with the Meritorious Service Award.

Report Shows Need for Congressional Action on WOTUS

The American Farm Bureau Federation says a Senate report just released highlights the need for Congress to intervene regarding the Waters of the U.S. rule.

James Haskew Named 2016 Tennessee Farmer of the Year

On Fiery Gizzard Road near South Pittsburg, Tenn., James Haskew has built a successful farm where he grows corn, wheat, soybeans, hay and haylage.

Learning from the Source

Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District continues to make it a priority to meet with and listen to the farmers she represents...

Ag Lab Success

Students at Jere Whitson Elementary School in Cookeville are reaping the benefits of their Ag Lab.

Safety on the Farm

Its National Farm Safety and Health Week and Tennessee Commissioners of Agriculture and Health are reminding all Tennesseans that this time of year is...

2016 Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents Conference

Take a look at some pictures from our Presidents Conference, held in Franklin, Tennessee.

Time to Push TPP

A top U.S. trade official says now is the time for farmers to press their lawmakers to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement

Farm Safety: A Legacy to be Proud Of

This week we are celebrating National Farm Safety and Health Week, but even though this is the week we recognize it, safety is something...

Safety First on the Farm

National Farm Safety And Health Week is next week and it covers ways ag producers can protect their greatest legacies – their health and...

Celebrity Milking Contest

The Tennessee State Fair Celebrity Milking contest was held this week at the fair as the team of NewsChannel 5’s Cary Clark and State...

3000 Attend AITC Event

The Tenn. State Fair once again hosted what’s considered as the largest one-day event for a Farm Day for Ag in the Classroom.

Blue Ribbon Hams for FFA

The top two winning Country Hams were auctioned off for $4600 and $4400 respectfully during the Tennessee State Fair to benefit Tennessee FFA.

Grill-Off for Ag

Scott Couch and Stacy Case with FOX 17 TV in Nashville took home the “Champion of Champions” trophy at the Hamburger Grill-Off at the State...

A Tennessee Tradition

The excitement for the young and old is always evident at the state fair.  And the tradition continues again as the fair opens the...

Corn Harvest in Full Swing

While the sun shines, Tennessee farmers have been taking full advantage of the dry conditions to harvest their corn crop.

Ag Land Tenure and Transition

Land tenure and transition issues grow as the number of senior producers increase and more new farmers wish to enter the business.

Unifying and Amplifying Ag’s Voice

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall was recently in Tennessee to hear from farmers about the challenges they face.

A Safer Cookout

It’s almost criminal the number of food related illness cases that come from Labor Day weekend picnics and cookouts.

Tennessee Ag Tag Celebrates 20 Years On The Road

The Tennessee Ag Tag has cruised the road for 20 years now. The tag with the little red barn arrived in September 1996 and became...

Let ’em Walk

The excitement is building in Shelbyville, TN as tomorrow night the 2016 Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Champion will be named.

Secure and Reform

Immigration reform and securing the border has been a priority issue for farmers all across the country for some time, and perhaps no where...