Monthly Archives: February 2018

Sign Up For Our Teacher Workshop

This workshop is a one-day, informal training seminar. You can select to attend a site that is close to where you live. Some school systems even give up to six hours of in-service credit for participating. The deadline is May 15.

Leadership by Example

State Senator Mark Green of Clarksville gave a keynote address to young farmers gathered recently for the Tennessee Council of Cooperatives’ Young Leaders Conference...

Young Leaders Today

Cooperatively Building a Better Tennessee was the theme of the recent Tennessee Young Leaders Conference held in Franklin.

March 2018 issue of the TN Farm Bureau News

The March issue of the Tennessee Farm Bureau News will be hitting mailboxes within the week - highlighting the Junior Market Hog Show, agricultural...

Snapshot of Farms and Land in Farms

What are some of the highlights from USDA’s annual look at how many farms are in our nation, and how much land is in...

Promoting Goodwill in the FFA

Its National FFA Week here in Tennessee and across the country and the state FFA officer team is traveling from Knoxville to Memphis visiting...

Leadership for Young Farmers

More than a thousand young farmers from 41 states have been attending the American Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers Leadership Conference in Reno, Nevada, including...

Infrastructure Proposal Good News for Rural America

President Trump’s budget includes much needed funding for rural infrastructure projects.

Farm Income Expected to Fall More

In its latest farm income forecast for this year USDA is projecting another year of falling farm income.

Stepping Out of the Box to Agvocate

For the Peterson Farm Brothers of Kansas, they’re still seeing incredible response, almost viral-like, every time they put out a new parody video from...

Long-term Impact of Cover Crops

Most research projects last 3-5 years, but scientists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recently finished a 29-year study to find the...

Why Should You be a Tennessee Farm Bureau Member?

At more than 600,000 members strong, we have the power to make a significant impact. Our goal is to provide a better way of...

A Balance for Farmers and Wildlife

Clay County farmer Brian McLerran is enjoying his appointment to the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission.

WOTUS Application Date Extension a Win for Agriculture

The American Farm Bureau Federation says the latest action to extend the applicability date of the WOTUS rule provides a path forward for a...

Agriculture Enterprise Fund Recipients Announced

Six Tennessee businesses will now have the opportunity to grow and positively impact rural economies through grants provided by the Agriculture Enterprise Fund (AEF). Today,...

Checking Corn in February

Tennessee corn growers are a little closer to seeing a referendum to vote on whether to have a checkoff in place for research and...

Getting the FACCTs Right

For the past several years, the Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee, or FACCT, has been working across the state providing producers and consumers...

Do you need a CDL or an ELD?

UPDATE The omnibus appropriations bill recently passed by Congress prohibits through the remainder of FY18, September 30, 2018, the Department of Transportation (DOT) from enforcing...

Shared Goals for Ag in 2018

During his State of the Union address President Trump didn’t mention agriculture or farming specifically, but there are several shared goals for both.

Beef is Big Business

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is holding their annual meeting in Phoenix and their current President  Craig Yuden was here last week for the...

Working for a new Farm Bill

Tennessee’s 4th District Congressman Scott DesJarlais is now into his 8th year in Washington and every year the one committee he’s been a constant...