Monthly Archives: July 2017

Learning More About the Dicamba Issue

Reports of Dicamba drift are up this year across the state, and educating both farmers and homeowners about this issue may help.

Hands on Learning at its Finest

The Tennessee Junior Livestock Expos have been held recently, with banner entries and great shows.

Using All Six Senses

At a recent Ag in the Classroom workshop in Spring Hill, Dr. Craig Wilson was a featured presenter.

Summer = Grilling

A recent survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows the cost of a summer cookout is down slightly compared to last year. AFBF’s...

Precision Agriculture

Today’s farmers use more technology and are more precise than ever before.

Keeping a Balance

Cumberland County Mayor (and farmer) Kenney Carey is in his 7th year in office and is still excited to go to work everyday, trying...

Getting the Story Out

Philip Brasher is a senior editor for Agri Pulse in Washington DC and has been reporting on food and agriculture policy for 18 years.

Following the Farming Tradition

For many farmers, working on the land or with animals is a generations long tradition and they grow up knowing that is what they...

Tenn Issues New Rules for Dicamba

Tenn. Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton says even though they are not banning the use of dicamba, there are new rules effective immediately that...

Farmers Call on Congress for Tax Reform

Scott Vanderwhal, a South Dakota farmer, testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy on the importance of tax reforms for...

Tennessee Young Farmers Hopeful

Young farmers like Obion County’s Clint Workman are hopeful that they can carry on our most important industry, agriculture.

A New Truck for the Farm

Lawrence County’s Matt Niswander gets the keys to his new truck for winning this year’s American Farm Bureau YF&R Discussion Meet.

For Love of Farming

With the average age of the farmer in the 50s, it is easy to overlook the fact that there are young farmers in agriculture...

Overton County Couple Wins Achievement Award

Joe and Rebecca Smith of Overton County have been named the Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement winners for 2017.

Big Data Comes Together for Farm Solutions

A greater emphasis on precision agriculture means improved tools and systems to collect and analyze data for the farm or ranch. USDA’S Rod Bain...

A New Dean for UT Extension

Dr. Robert Burns has been selected to be the next Dean of Extension for the University of Tennessee.

Rounding Up the Best

This week over 200 4-H’ers have been at 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference on the campus of UT Martin.  This was the 94th...

New Crop for Farmers in Robertson County

For the past several years, farmers in Robertson and Montgomery Counties have been able to grow a new crop to diversify their farms…indigo.

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