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Monthly Archives: October 2016

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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.

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...

Matthew’s Wake

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

89th National FFA Convention

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

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.

Transform FFA

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

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...

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.

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.

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