Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sharing the Story

John Butler is now overseeing the day-to-day operations of Agricenter International.  This multi-faceted complex and farm is a treasure found just outside of Memphis.

Taking Care of the Bean

Promotion and research is the name of the game when it comes to one of Tennessee’s most important commodities…soybeans.

Over a Century of Helping Farmers

Bob Hayes says farming practices today have changed quite a bit since the West Tennessee Research and Education Center first opened in 1907, but...

Transform FFA

Tennessee FFA brought more than 900 FFA members to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 89th National FFA Convention

Harvest Wrapping Up Quickly

The dry weather over the past several weeks has resulted in what many say is the quickest harvest they can ever remember.

89th National FFA Convention

Tennessee highlights from the the National FFA Convention and Expo from Indianapolis.

Transform Purpose to Action

A sea of “Blue Jackets” has taken over the convention center in downtown Indianapolis for the 89th National FFA Convention and Expo.

Tennessee’s Sunbelt Ag Expo Farmer of the Year

Earlier this year, as a result of his success as a row crop and beef cattle producer, James Haskew was selected as the state...

Dry Conditions Causing Big Problems

A lot of concern growing now over the dry conditions across the state because the lack of pastures for livestock and producers already feeding...

2016 Shooting Hunger

Shooting Hunger is held in partnership with Tennessee Farmers Co op and Farm Credit Mid America with the goal of ending hunger in Tennessee. This year's event helped feed more than 160,000 meals to hungry Middle Tennesseans through Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

The Benefits of Cover Crops

Tennessee State Conservationist Kevin Brown says there’s no doubt cover crops help the farmer, the environment and all of us.

Governor’s Rural Task Force Releases Strategic Plan to Build Stronger Rural...

The Governor’s Rural Task Force recently released its strategic plan to advance rural communities and economic development throughout Tennessee.

Building a Stronger Rural Tennessee

This week after nearly a year in the making, the Governor’s Rural Task Force released its strategic plan to advance rural communities and economic...

Ag in the Classroom’s Importance

Ag leaders from across the state were in Columbia this week as part of the Tenn. Ag in the Classroom Advisory Council to review...

Tenn. Ag Leadership Forum

Individuals from across the state involved in all aspects of agriculture gathered recently in Murfreesboro for the Tennessee Agriculture Leadership Forum sponsored by Farm...

Fall Tour

Each Fall the Tennessee Young Farmers and Ranchers tour a different region of the state during harvest season and this year’s tour was in...

Corn’s Role in Sustainability

Green Plains Ethanol plant in Obion County is grinding about 40 million bushels of corn each year and producing about 100 million gallons of...

2016 YF&R Fall Tour

Tennessee Young Farmers Fall Tour 2016

Matthew’s Wake

There could be some significant impacts to agriculture in the path of hurricane Matthew.

Fayette County Extension Quarterly Beef and Row Crop Marketing Meeting

The Fayette County Extension Office will be hosting a Quarterly Beef and Row Crop Marketing Meeting. This meeting will be held at The Fayette County Extension Office, 302 B. Midland St. Somerville, TN 38068 starting at 7:00 a.m.

Tennessee start-up Grow Bioplastics finalist in Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation today announced the top 10 teams – four finalists and six semi-finalists – in the 2017 Farm Bureau Rural...

TPP Trade Deal is Essential for Tennessee Farmers

Imagine you were starting a business to sell strawberries in Rutherford County. There is a market in Rutherford County for locally grown strawberries, so...

Growing Bioplastics

32-year old Tony Bova and partner Jeff Beegle have an upstart company called Grow Bioplastics in Knoxville, and they have been announced as one...

Farm Bill Working for America

Whether you live on the farm or in the city, the next Farm Bill debated in Congress should be of concern.

The Perfect Jobs

ANTHONY AND CAROLINE SHELTON OF WASHINGTON COUNTY HAVE WON THE TN FARM BUREAU’S EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE AWARD FOR 2016

Survey Shows Lower Prices for Staple Food Items

One of the biggest predators to Tennessee’s livestock producers is the black vulture.S