Monthly Archives: December 2016

Celebrating Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken says some 1500 farm leaders are in Franklin this week for the 95th meeting of the nation’s largest state...

A Rural Challenge

Farm Bureau leaders attending the Tennessee Farm Bureau convention this week in Franklin heard more about the Governor’s Rural Challenge and from members of...

Governor thanks Farm Bureau

Gov. Bill Haslam addressed the delegates during the business session of the 95th Tennessee Farm Bureau Convention this week in Franklin.

Zippy Making the Rounds

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall has been traveling across the country attending several state Farm Bureau Conventions.  He was at Tennessee’s this week.

Miller Selected to Lead Young Farmers

Loudon County’s Josey Miller was elected as the 2017 Young Farmers & Ranchers chairman of the state committee.

Farm Income Down, Debt Up

When 2016 is over, U.S. farm income will likely be down from the year before. Gary Crawford has some key numbers in USDA’s latest...

Ensuring Farmers Have Needed Resources and Aid

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture sent out a survey this fall to see what farmers were suffering the most from in the midst of...

Stronger Partnership for 4-H and Farm Bureau

A partnership between two long-standing agriculture organizations will help grow future agriculture leaders.

Tim Cross Named New UTIA Chancellor

Tim Cross, longtime University of Tennessee leader, has been named the new chancellor for the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

McAlisters Named to American Farm Bureau Young Farmer Committee

Greene County beef cattle farmers Jimmy and Lydia McAlister have recently been appointed to the American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.

2016 Rural America at a Glance

The latest in a series of USDA reports on economic and population trends in rural America was recently issued.

Christmas on the Farm

Christmas on a Tennessee farm is rather special, and this weekend a lot of family gatherings at the farm will be taking place.

TN Team in Running for Entrepreneur of the Year

Four finalist teams will compete next month to win the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Rural Entrepreneur of the Year award. AFBF’s Micheal Clements has...

New Report Reveals the Depth of Local Food Marketing in U.S.

How many farmers are selling their products directly to local customers and how much money are those sales generating? USDA’S Gary Crawford has the...

A Look Back to 2016 Agriculture

Looking back over the year of 2016, a lot went on in the Department of Agriculture according to Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton.

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