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Yearly Archives: 2016

UT Junior Bulls Now Ready for the Farm

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2016-02-JrBullTestSale.aspx

A Passion for Ag

ROBERT ELLIOTT OF ROBERTSON COUNTY WAS RECENTLY ELECTED TO SERVE AS CHAIRMAN OF TN’S YOUNG FARMER AND RANCHERS’ STATE COMMITTEE.  

Fuel Up to Play 60

THE TEAM EFFORT OF THOSE BEHIND A SCHOOL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION PROGRAM WAS ON DISPLAY AT SPORT’S BIGGEST STAGE.  

A Passion for Beef

JENNIFER HOUSTON CONTINUES HER PASSION OF SERVING THE BEEF INDUSTRY.  DURING THE NCBA NATIONAL CONVENTION SHE WAS ELECTED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE POLICY DIVISION.

Rep. DesJarlais has Confident Outlook for Ag

TENN. CONGRESSMAN IS CONFIDENT IN SERVING RURAL PEOPLE IN HIS ROLE ON THE HOUSE AG COMMITTEE.

Veterinary Feed Directive

LAWMAKERS GET UPDATE ON FDA’S NEW REGULATIONS ON THE VETERINARY FEED DIRECTIVE.

Super Food Day

WHETHER YOUR PULLING FOR THE BRONCOS OR THE PANTHERS ON SUNDAY, THERE’S NO DOUBT YOU WILL BE EATING, AND FOR SOME OF US A...

The Roads Less Traveled

TN AG COMMISSIONER JULIUS JOHNSON GAVE TESTIMONY TO THE SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING OUR RURAL ROADS.

Advocacy Conference on Farm Issues

MORE THAN 500 FARM BUREAU LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE TRAVELING TO THE NATION’S CAPITOL TO LEARN HOW TO BETTER ADVOCATE FOR AGRICULTURE....

Statement by Tennessee Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken Regarding Governor Haslam’s...

  “The Tennessee Farm Bureau is pleased that in his State of the State address, Gov. Bill Haslam continued to show support for Tennessee's farm...

Rural Focus

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MARK NORRIS SAYS GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM WILL SPEND PART OF HIS STATE-OF-THE-STATE ADDRESS FOCUSING ON RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

New Garden Grants

NOT MUCH GROWING OUTSIDE THIS TIME OF YEAR, BUT COME THIS SPRING, TENN. ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS WILL HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO PLANT THEIR OWN...

Statement by Tennessee Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken Regarding Governor Haslam’s...

The Tennessee Farm Bureau is pleased that in his State of the State address, Gov. Bill Haslam continued to show support for Tennessee's farm...

Senate Leader Looking to help Rural TN

STATE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MARK NORRIS OF COLLIERVILLE IS IN HIS 16TH YEAR IN THE TN GENERAL ASSEMBLY.  

Keeping Pets Safe in Winter

WINTER IS FINALLY HERE, AND THAT CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR NOT ONLY US, BUT ALSO OUR PETS. 

Farmer Feedback Needed on USDA Programs

A SURVEY BY THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION ASKS FARMERS TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH 10 AG DEPARTMENT PROGRAMS.

Louisiana 2016 Trip

2016 TN Farm Bureau Summer Tour New Orleans, Louisiana July 11-15 Travel with Farm Bureau Members from across Tennessee via motor coach to Mississippi and Louisiana. The...

Great Green Fleet Deployed

THE AGRICULTURE AND NAVY SECRETARIES WITNESSED THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE FIRST FLEET OF NAVAL VESSELS USING BIOFUELS IN THEIR REGULAR OPERATIONS.

Cold Weather and Livestock Care

AFTER RECORD WARMTH, LIVESTOCK MAY NOT BE FULLY ADAPTED TO THE SUDDEN COLD AND MAY NEED EXTRA HELP.

GMO Labeling Debate

SHOULD ALL FOODS CARRY A LABEL TELLING US THEY HAVE GENETICALLY MODIFIED INGREDIENTS?

Avian Influenza Confirmed in Indiana

THERE HAS BEEN A CONFIRMED CASE OF H7N8 AVIAN INFLUENZA IN DUBOIS COUNTY, INDIANA AND TENNESSEE COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE URGES TENNESSEE POULTRY FARMERS TO...

TN Entrepreneurs Win Peoples’ Choice Award

FARM SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGY OF WEST TN WINS FARM BUREAU’S PEOPLE CHOICE AWARD IN RURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE.

TN Young Farmers Shine Again

TENNESSEE YOUNG FARMERS WERE VERY SUCCESSFUL IN NATIONAL COMPETITIONS AT THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU CONVENTION.

AFBF Convention: The Future of Agriculture

THOUSANDS OF FARMERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE GATHERED IN ORLANDO FOR THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU’S 97TH CONVENTION.

Bob Stallman Appreciation Day

AG SECRETARY TOM VILSACK PROCLAIMS JANUARY 6 AS BOB STALLMAN APPRECIATION DAY AT USDA.

Ways to Save with a Farm Energy Audit

UTILIZING A FARM ENERGY AUDIT FOR YOUR BARN, SHOP OR CO-OP CAN HELP CREATE COST SAVINGS THROUGH MORE THAN JUST GREATER EFFICIENCY.

Farmers Markets Beat the Chill

http://tn.gov/agriculture/news/23303

Join Agricultural Leaders at Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference

https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2016-01-GrainConference.aspx

Farm Bureau Delegates Chart a Course for 2016

http://annualconvention.fb.org/farm-bureau-delegates-chart-a-course-for-2016/

Farm Bureau Elects New Grassroots Leaders

http://annualconvention.fb.org/farm-bureau-elects-new-grassroots-leaders/

Young Farmers Take Home National Honors

During the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Orlando, Florida, the Tennessee Young Farmers & Ranchers took home honors in...

Pick TN Conference Brings Issues & Experts Together

http://tennessee.gov/agriculture/news/22810

Looking Back to 2015

IT IS TYPICAL TO LOOK BACK AND ASSESS HOW THE YEAR WENT AS A WHOLE. AND FOR MONORE COUNTY CATTLE AND HAY FARMER JERRY...

Water Still Rising

A VERY UNUSUAL WEATHER YEAR  AND A LOT OF RAIN IN DECEMBER AND FLOODING PROBLEMS ALONG THE MISSISSIPPIT AND THE TENNESSEE RIVERS.

Wampler’s Sausage Sustainability

WAMPLER’S FARM SAUSAGE COMPANY CONTINUES TO IMPLEMENT TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE ENERGY COSTS.

Santa Still Tops in the Polls

DESPITE ALL THE EFFORTS OF THE MANY POLITICAL CANDIDATES THIS YEAR TO GET TOP RANKING IN THE POLLS, SANTAL IS STILL TOPS IN THE...