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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Addressing Young Leaders

Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell was a keynote speaker recently at the Tennessee Council of Co-ops Young Leaders Conference held in Franklin.

New Report on the Farm Sector Through 2026

What are the prospects for the farm sector over the next ten years? USDA has a new report to try and answer that question

March Is Extension Month in Tennessee

March is Extension Month in Tennessee. Extension is a national educational program supported by USDA through the nation’s land-grant universities and administered with funding...

Young Leaders Gather In Franklin

This weekend hundreds of young farmers and rural cooperative representatives from across the state are gathering for their annual Tennessee Young Leaders conference.

2017 TN Farm Bureau Summer Tour

Washington D.C. July 9-14 Travel with Farm Bureau Members from across Tennessee via motor coach to Washington D.C. The trip will be fast-paced with a packed...

Farms, Land in Farms Downward Trend

It seems every year the number of farms and the total acreage for farms continues trending down.  And the latest USDA survey shows 2016...

UT Ag Renaissance

Dr. Tim Cross, Chancellor of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, gave an update to lawmakers on the Land Grant’s progress and budget...

Transformation for Agricenter

Agricenter International, just outside of Memphis, is one of the state’s best kept secrets, but numbers and interest are growing.

Break with the Bureau letter

February 6, 2017 TO: County Farm Bureau Presidents County Farm Bureau Secretaries Farm Bureau Women’s Chairmen Commodity Advisory Committee Members County YF&R Chairmen County Agency Managers Dear Friends: The Tennessee Farm Bureau’s...

Seeing the Forest and the Trees

Bob Qualman is chairman of the Tennessee Forestry Commission and he presented the commission’s annual report to lawmakers this week.

Our History

Today's Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation has a membership of more than 675,000 family members and is the largest state Farm Bureau in the nation. However, when it began in June of 1921, the membership was small and the services it offered were few.

Budget for Our Most Important Industry

Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton presenting his budget this week to the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

Still Our Number One Industry

Rep. Curtis Halford is chairing once again the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee during the 110th Tennessee General Assembly.

Animal Ag Alliance

Kay Johnson Smith of the Animal Agriculture Alliance says the organization will have to step up and be more proactive to protect our farmers...

Ag, Wildlife Partnership Growing Stronger

TWRA Executive Director Ed Carter believes the partnership between the agency and farmers across the state is stronger than ever.

All About the Beef

Smith County’s Steve Anderson is now the president of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association and there’s no doubt he’s qualified.

Music City Beef Connection

New NCBA President Craig Uden of Nebraska says record crowd attends cattle industry convention and trade show in Nashville.

Farm Bureau Supports Supreme Court Nominee

Picking a Supreme Court Justice is one of the most important decisions the President and Congress can name and approve. President Trump’s nominee of...

Super Food Day

For many of us, Super Bowl Sunday is a big deal, with lots and lots of food. But too often many folks end up...

Fat Making Its Comeback

American consumers increasingly choose products with dairy fat. USDA’s Stephanie Ho has the story.

Ag Stars

For the past 16 years, young adults in West Tennessee have been taking part in what is referred to as Ag Star.