Monthly Archives: October 2017

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

90th National FFA Convention Underway

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

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...

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...

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