Monthly Archives: July 2018

Blessed to Serve

University of Tennessee President Dr. Joe DiPietro attended the Milan No Till Field day and reflects on his job of overseeing the statewide university...

Discussing Important Agricultural Issues

The Collegiate Discussion Meet was held for students from several universities across the state to compete in. The state winner was Coty Vannoy from...

2018 Presidents Conference Agenda

The 2018 Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents Conference will be held August 9-10 in Franklin, Tennessee at the Cool Springs Marriott. The agenda is packed...

Milan No-Till Field Day

It is the 30th anniversary of Milan's No-Till Field Day and new technologies for farmers is still the goal.

Tennessee 4-H Round Up

375 4-H members from across the state are gathered at the University of Tennessee at Martin for the Tennessee 4-H Round Up and All...

USDA Announces $12 Billion in Trade Assistance

AG Secretary Sonny Perdue announced plans this week to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation.

Tennessee Farm Bureau Statement on Trade

The following statement may be attributed to Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation President Jeff Aiken: “Trade is crucial to the livelihood of Tennessee and America’s farmers...

Teal’s Named Young Farmers of the Year

A.J. and Valerie Teal of Coffee County have won the Tennessee Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement award for 2018.  

Coffee County’s AJ and Valerie Teal Win State Young Farmer Honors

Columbia, TN July 21, 2018 - Coffee County young farmers AJ and Valerie Teal were named Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farmer and Rancher...

Crops Better than Average

For Tennessee row crop farmers, summer rains have been plentiful for the most part.

Empowering Young Farmers

Tennessee young farmers between 18-35 are headed to Columbia this weekend to the headquarters of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation for the Young Farmer...

Public Notice by Tennessee Pork Producers Association and the National Pork...

Public Notice by Tennessee Pork Producers Association and the National Pork Board The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2019 National Pork Producers...

Protecting the Future

Making sure agriculture's future has farmers coming on to tend to the land and livestock, Farm bureau at the local, state and national level...

The Weather Challenge

It seems every year we have a different weather pattern moving across our farms and this year, again, no different.

Kicking Off Our Policy Development Meetings

Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization where our members direct our policy, and one way we are able to do this is through our...

Cover Crops to be Covered at Milan No-Till Field Day

MILAN, Tenn. - Incorporating cover crops in a no-till farming system will be a theme of the 30th Milan No-Till Field Day. A total...

All About the Beef

Hundreds of Tennessee 4-H and FFA members have converged on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University for the Tennessee Junior Livestock Beef Expo.

Dairy Farms Against the Wall

Dairy farmers like 4th generation producer Clint Jewell are battling through some tough times on the farm.

Superbowl for Agriculture Teachers

800 Career and Technical Education teachers have gathered in Nashville for their annual Institute for CTE Educators. This is the first conference of the...

Farming Forever

Farming land for food has been part of life for as long as any of us can remember. Farming provides us with food, clothing...

Getting More for Our Corn

All across Tennessee, corn farmers have been benefiting from scattered rain showers and they also hope to benefit later this summer from a vote...

Tennessee Jr. Sheep Expo

Hundreds of 4-H and FFA members are showing off their skills and sheep at the Tennessee Jr Livestock Expo Sheep events in Cookeville.

Tobacco’s Hope for the Future

If we flashback to April of this year, we remember an announcement from Alliance One on their decision to not purchase some 5,000 acres...

4th of July Picnic Tips

When we cook outside for the Fourth of July, what are the biggest mistakes many of us make? USDA's Gary Crawford has the story.

Gubernatorial Video Shares Key Positions on Ag Issues

This video focuses on the the six major candidates, especially their positions on key agriculture issues, their thoughts and philosophies regarding agriculture and provides...

Renewable Energy Opportunity for Farmers

The Southeast Tennessee Resource Conservation and Development Council has teamed up with Ensave to offer free renewable energy assessments to Tennessee farmers and rural...

TN Farm Bureau Applauds Senate Passage of Farm Bill

With the recent passage by the Senate of the Farm Bill, the legislation moves closer to the finish line. AFBF's Michael Clements has the...