Monthly Archives: March 2017

New FFA Leadership

At the close of the 89th Tennessee FFA Convention, 8 new state officers were selected and installed for 2017-2018.

Tennessee FFA Convention

Lots of hard work and dedication paying off for FFA members in Gatlinburg at their 89th annual convention as several of the top awards...

Tennessee FFA Convention

Around 3000 FFA members and guests are in Gatlinburg for their 89th annual convention.  This is the first trip for Jason Smith, a member...

Blue Jackets Invade Gatlinburg

This week over 3000 FFA members and guests are once again back in Gatlinburg for their annual convention, something the residents and business owners...

Confirmation Hearing for Sonny Perdue

It’s taken some time, but finally former Georgia Governor and farmer Sonny Perdue was in front of Senate members of the Agriculture Committee for...

Take a Break With the Bureau 2017

See the photos from the 2017 Take a Break With the Bureau event.

Ag Day on the Hill 2017

Browse photos from the 2017 Ag Day on the Hill.

A Break with the Bureau

This about 400 Farm Bureau leaders from all across the state were on Capitol hill in Nashville to meet with state lawmakers on priority...

Tennessee 4-H Congress

A unique experience for Tennessee 4-H’ers this week at the state capitol in Nashville for their 70th annual 4-H Congress.

Poultry Producers Urged to Step-up Biosecurity

In light of recent avian influenza outbreaks here in Tennessee, animal health officials are urging poultry producers to beef up biosecurity.

Second HPAI Case Detected in Lincoln County

State and federal officials say on Tuesday samples were tested and have been confirmed showing a second case of highly pathogenic H7N9 avian influenza...

USDA Confirms Second Case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a...

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed a second case of highly pathogenic H7N9 avian...

Dealing with the Hard Freeze

Tennessee farmers are very concerned over the past two days hard freezes on crops like strawberries and peaches.

Statement by TFBF President Jeff Aiken on Senate Transportation Committee Vote...

Lawmakers on the Senate Transportation Committee are to be commended for their positive vote on Governor Haslam's IMPROVE Act. All Tennesseans deserve access to safe...

Second Case of HPAI Detected in Lincoln County

The state veterinarian confirms that a strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has sickened a second commercial chicken breeder flock within the existing controlled quarantined zone in Lincoln County, Tenn.

State Veterinarian Issues Poultry Health Advisory

"Keep them home to keep them healthy."

Ag Day on the Hill

Tennessee’s Legislative Plaza in Nashville was transformed into all things about agriculture as hundreds of farmers and industry representatives put on a showcase of...

Ag Day Celebrations

Today is Ag Day on the Hill as a celebration of Tennessee’s agricultural industry is being held at the state capitol to showcase to...

Disease Mutations Hard to Track and Control

It would be a lot easier to protect people and poultry from flu viruses if those viruses weren’t changing all the time.

Low Path Avian Influenza Detected in Giles Co.

State officials have now confirmed low pathogenic avian influenza in a broiler breeder flock in Giles County.

Avian Influenza Resources and Information

http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/article/ag-businesses-avianinfluenza

Giles County Poultry Flock Tests Positive for Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza

The state veterinarian confirms that a flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation has tested positive for low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI). This chicken breeding operation is located in Giles County, Tenn.

Ag Support from DC

Farm leaders from across the state recently attended the American Farm Bureau’s Advocacy Conference in Washington to learn more about the issues affecting our...

USDA Issues Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Tennessee

USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) has confirmed the full subtype for the highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza reported in Lincoln County, TN.

The Impact from Bird Flu Hits Tenn. Poultry

State officials addressed the media after the first ever case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) was detected in a broiler breeder house in...

The Abe Hatcher Agriculture & Music Memorial Young Farmer Scholarships

Tennessee college sophomores, juniors and seniors may apply for the Abe Hatcher scholarships.

The John Willis Memorial Young Farmer Scholarship

Tennessee college students may apply for the John Willis Memorial Scholarship.

Improving our Roads and Bridges

For farmers and ranchers across Tennessee perhaps nothings more important than good, safe roads for their families and also their jobs.

Virus Deadly To Poultry Detected In Tennessee

NASHVILLE — The state veterinarian confirms that a strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has sickened a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln...

USDA Confirms H7 Avian Influenza in Commercial Flock in Lincoln County

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) of North American wild bird lineage in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee.

Advocating for Ag

Farmers from Tennessee and across the country recently let their voices be heard during the American Farm Bureau’s Advocacy Conference in the nation’s capitol.

TN Young Leaders Conference a Success

The Tennessee Council of Cooperatives recently held their annual Young Leaders Conference and Drew McClanahan from Humphreys County was a first time attendee.

Ditching the Waters of the U.S.

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall was able to witness President Trump to eliminate the Waters of the U.S. rule.