Monthly Archives: October 2018

The President, FFA and the Power of “Just One”

Every year the National FFA Organization invites the sitting president to bring remarks at the National FFA Convention and this year, President Trump accepted...

More Consumers Are Dining Out. What Does That Mean for Farmers?

Since 2010, U.S. consumers are spending more money dining out than for food prepared at home. AFBF’S Micheal Clements has the story.

President Will Speak to National FFA Convention

For the first time in 27 years a standing president will speak to the thousands of FFA members in attendance at the National FFA...

Livestock Haulers Seeking More Flexible Hours of Service Rules

Organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country are asking the Department of Transportation for more flexibility on Hours of Service requirements....

Tennessee Shines at National FFA Convention

The National FFA Convention is happening now in Indianapolis, Indiana with more than 65,000 expected in attendance, and Tennessee FFA has many students competing...

National FFA Star Finalist

National FFA Convention is happening this week, with more than 60,000 decending on Indianapolis, Indiana for leadership development, a career show and the chance...

A Legacy of Leadership

Willard Lacy Upchurch will always be remembered for his passion of faith, family and farming.  The former Tennessee Farm Bureau president passed away last...

Landowners & Producers With Generic Base Acres Your Commodity Program...

University of Tennessee Extension and partners are hosting 5 meetings to assist producers and landowners with finalizing their decisions regarding generic base acres and...

4-H and FFA Members Take on Land Judging

The State 4-H and FFA Land Judging Contest was held recently with a team rising to the top to be named state champions for...

Recovering from Michael

Farmers in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia have had quite a few weeks of weather disasters.  First, from hurricane Florence and now...

Focus on Rural Tennessee

Jim Tracy, the state director for Tennessee's Rural Development office of USDA, says the agency is continuing to provide grants and loans to help...

Farming the City

Agricenter International, located just outside of Memphis, is in the perfect location to share the important story of agriculture to some folks that don't...

Farm Credit Invests in the Future

The Farm Credit Scholars Program is a leadership investment program Farm Credit Mid-America created for students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Marshall County’s Doug and Julie Giles Named Excellence in Agriculture Winners

Columbia, TN October 11, 2018 - During the Young Farmers and Ranchers Fall Tour, Marshall County’s Doug and Julie Giles were named the state...

A Forum for Our Most Important Industry

Ag industry leaders attended Farm Credit Mid-America's Tennessee Agriculture Leadership Forum in Murfreesboro.

The 4-H Impact

It's National 4-H Week, and we think that deserves a shoutout to a 4-H student who has been impacted by the program.  

YF&R Travels East

Each fall Tennessee's Young Farmers and Ranchers take a fall tour, and this year's tour was in East Tennessee's Sullivan County.

The Rise of the Black Bear

Many residents in Tennessee, and in particular East Tennessee, are seeing a growing population of black bears.

Fall Fun on the Farm

Tennessee farmers are ready and anxious for folks to head out to their farms for the fall agritourism season..

Tennessee’s Race for Senate & Governor 2018

These videos highlight senatorial candidates Marsha Blackburn and Phil Bredesen as well as governor candidates Bill Lee and Karl Dean's thoughts and philosophies regarding...

Fuel Up to Play 60

The NFL and the National Dairy Council continue to promote their successful wellness program to elementary students, Fuel Up To Play 60, and Watertown...

Eat Together. Eat Better.

This October the Dairy Alliance is making their annual effort to encourage families to eat together at least one meal a day.

A New NAFTA

The U.S. and Canada have reached an agreement that will benefit Tennessee and American farmers as part of the new USMCA.

Tennessee Farm Bureau Statement on USMCA

Tennessee Farm Bureau is pleased with the announcement of a new trade deal with Canada, along with the previously announced deal with Mexico. This...

UT Institute of Agriculture Reveals Economic Contributions of Agriculture Per County

The importance of agriculture to the state of Tennessee is undeniable, accounting for 9 percent of the state’s economy and $57.6 billion in output....

A Waiting Game on Farm Policy

The deadline has come and passed for a new Farm Bill to be approved before the September 30 expiration of the old law.  But...