Monthly Archives: October 2017

Tennessee Hardwoods Still Producing Well

Tennessee has been known for some time as one of the top producing hardwood lumber states, and Roach Sawmill of Savannah, TN continues to...

First Female Executive to Lead Tennessee Farm Bureau

Rhedona Rose was chosen to take on the responsibilities of chief administrative officer, becoming the first female to lead the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation.

I Can. We Will. National FFA Convention

The 90TH National FFA Convention was held recently in Indianapolis, Indiana and Tennessee FFA had quite the experience, beginning with a national winning proficiency...

EPA Administrator Goodwill Visit to Tennessee Farm

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt made a goodwill visit to a Tennessee farm recently as part of his State Action Tour, to address the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and get comments on how to get it right going forward. He met with 150 farmers from across the state on the Williamson County farm of Eddie and Pam Sanders with the message – “We’re here today to talk to farmers and ranchers, you are our first conservationists, our first environmentalists and can be great partners to make sure we do things right.”

90th National FFA Convention Underway

Tennessee FFA members have descended on Indianapolis, Indiana for the National FFA Convention.

A New Tractor on the Farm

Kind of hard to beat getting a new tractor on the farm for free, but for Joe and Becky Smith of Overton County, that...

EPA Administrator Goodwill Visit to Tennessee Farm

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt made a trip out to a farm in Williamson County recently to address 150 farmers from across the...

Feed the Grass

In many areas of the country including here in Tennessee, it is not too late to plant new grass seed. In fact, fall is...

A Collective Voice of Agriculture

American Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall is working his way across the country visiting farmers and ranchers to hear first hand the issues facing...

Still Producing Hay

Usually this time of year, most farmers have gotten up all of their hay, but the season is going on a little longer than...

Sunbelt Ag Expo

North America’s Premier Farm Show is up and running this week as thousands of farmers from across the country are in Moultrie, Georgia for...

Food for the Future

A lot of lettuce quietly going to market everyday from rural Overton County.  Production for Tanimura and Antle’s hydroponics facility that opened nearly ten...

October Crop Production Forecast Out

The USDA’S National Ag Statistics Services producers a crop production forecase each month from August through December and Tennessee’s October report is out.

TN Ag Leadership Forum

For several years now, Farm Credit Mid-America, in partnership with CoBank and Tennessee Department of Agriculture, have hosted an agriculture leadership forum for those...

YF&R Fall Tour

Each Fall Tennessee’ YF&R Program takes a farm tour of some part of the state and this year’s tour was in Middle Tennessee’s Putnam,...

Robertson County’s Elliotts Win State Excellence in Ag Award

During the Young Farmers & Ranchers Fall Tour, Robertson County’s Robert and Lindsay Elliott were named the state winners of the Excellence in Agriculture...

YF&R State Excellence in Agriculture Winners Announced

Recently at the YF&R Fall Tour the Excellence in Agriculture competition was held and Robert and Lindsay Elliott of Robertson County were named the...

Defending the Flock

The fall migratory waterfowl season is well underway here and state and federal officials are hopeful that poultry producers remain vigilant against any biosecurity...

Fruits of Tennessee

When all the totals come in this year for the various fruit crops grown in Tennessee, there won’t necessarily be any records to speak...

Sweet and Good for You

On 4th generation Bobby McAlister’s farm in Lincoln County, one of the things they continue to do well is raising sweet potatoes.

Keeping Up with the Weather

The weather is always a topic of conversation for many of us, especially our farmers.  But perhaps none more so than meteorologists.

UT Ag Day for the Ag Secretary

University of Tennessee President Dr. Joe DiPietro and Chancellor Tim Cross of UT’s Institute of Agriculture welcomed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Ag...

Tennessee in the Spotlight at 2017 Sunbelt Expo

Tennessee is in the spotlight for 2017 — as the Spotlight State — at the 40th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.