Monthly Archives: April 2017

Closer to Broad Access

A key vote on the floor of the state senate this week will put rural Tennesseans closer to broadband access than ever before.

Making the Best Better

During the recent Tennessee 4-H Congress in Nashville, 9th and 10th grade delegates learn all about citizenship, leadership and state government.  They elect their...

Securing our Roads and Bridges

Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris has been busy the last few months helping Gov. Bill Haslam push his Improve Act legislation through the Tennessee...

Seconds Matter

Carroll County farmer Hal Eason says everybody needs to think about safety, constantly. After a tractor accident in 2014, he’s thankful to be alive.

Farm Bureau Outlines Tax Reform Needs

The American Farm Bureau Federation told lawmakers agriculture needs a simple tax code.

Growing Ag Ideas at Tech

The new director for the School of Agriculture at Tennessee Tech University is Dr. Dennis Duncan and he says there are several new projects...

Corn Planters Rolling

Finally for the past few days, farmers across Tennessee have had some good planting weather.

Local Improvements

Members of the Tennessee General Assembly are continuing to debate the Governor’s Improve Act, and carrying that legislation in the House is Rep. Barry...

HPAI Control Zone Released in Lincoln Co.

State Veterinarian Dr. Charles Hatcher has announced that the control zone surrounding two Lincoln County poultry farms affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza has...

All About the Hay

One of Tennessee’s most important crops is about to get all kinds of attention this Spring as thousands of farmers will be looking towards...

New Farmer on Fish & Wildlife Commission

Brian McLerran is a beef cattle farmer from Clay County and he was recently appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam as the District 3 Commissioner...

Star Farmer of Tennessee

Catherine Turner of the Covington FFA Chapter was named Tennessee’s Star Farmer during the 89th Tennessee FFA Convention.

Better Prepared

Erin Bacon of Jefferson County was a multiple winner at this year’s state FFA convention.

Continued Need for Large Animal Vets

Some rural areas are still suffering from a shortage of livestock animal vets. What’s being done about it?

Tractors Delivered

Jay and Alice Ann Yeargin of Weakley County are smiling a little more today because two of the prizes they won in the past...

Another Weather Challenge

Many Tennessee row crop farmers statewide have been once again halted by these scattered storms and rain showers over the past week.

Protecting Kids on the Farm

The numbers are staggering, even though there’s been a steady decline in the number of injuries and deaths to children on the farm thanks...

Secretary Sonny Perdue Goes to Work

The nation’s 31st Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, is officially on the job after months in waiting to take on the leadership of the...

Encouraging Start

This week, in a first of its kind meeting since President Reagan, President Donald Trump held a round table conversation with farmers and new...

A Passion for Teaching

For 30 years Debra Steen has been using her skills at Michey Elementary School in McNairy County to better prepare her students.

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