Monthly Archives: April 2019

No Fooling, Time to Plant

The calendar has turned another page, and it means farmers across the state will be focusing on getting corn seeds planted.

Leaders for the County

The American Farm Bureau Federation is celebrating County Leader Week with online resources.

Cleaning up the Rules

The April 15 deadline is fast approaching, not just on getting your taxes filed, but also for providing comments on the new Clean Water...

Our Future for a State Fair

After 150-plus years of a Tennessee State Fair in Nashville and over 100 years in the current location, the status of a State Fair...

Ag Star Making Stronger Voices for Ag

Since 2002 hundreds of West Tennessee ag and business leaders have graduated from the Ag Star program.

Developing Rural Areas

Jim Tracy serves as the Tennessee State Director of USDA Rural Development, where one of his main priorities has been and will continue to...

A Rally for FSA Employees

Hundreds of Farm Service Agency county employees across the Southeast and Southwest will gather in Nashville this week for their All South Area Rally.

Another Needed Break for Farmers

The Tennessee General Assembly has approved legislation that would lift use and sales taxes for agricultural trailers.

Honoring an Ag Legend

Lt. Governor Randy McNally and the Tennessee General Assembly paid respect to the late Lacy Upchurch with a resolution in his honor given to...

Following in His Father’s Footsteps

Being named FFA's State Star Farmer is perhaps the highest honor you can receive on the state level for agriculture in the FFA. For...

Representing Rural Interests

New lawmakers in the 111th Tenn. General Assembly have been working to represent their rural constituents.

Women in Agriculture

Amanda Robertson, Farm Service Agency Beginning Farmer Regional Consultant, attended a women in agriculture meeting recently where women gathered for networking opportunities.

Decorated Eggs – A Food Safety Story

Have you decorated some eggs this year for Easter? If you plan on eating them later, we have some tips on how to do...

Representing Agricultural Interests

Congressman John Rose recently spent time in Smith County with Farm Bureau leaders from around the area, and shared updates on his first few...

Listening and Working for Our Top Industry

Representative Dr. Scott DesJarlais is a member of the House Agriculture Committee where he hears a lot about national policy and the importance of...

All In on Ag

Tennessee's Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Charlie Hatcher is embracing his new role of leading the Department of Agriculture.

Celebrating Cattle Producers and Partners

Tennessee Livestock Producers recently had an industry partner and customer appreciation day at the Columbia Livestock Center.

Hearing from the Grassroots

With Congress on recess, folks are taking advantage of their elected leaders being home to meet with them and share what issues are important...

Farm Bureau Women – the Heart of the Organization

The Tennessee Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Program recently held their annual conference where county leadership groups from all over the state came together in...

Why is Agriculture Important?

The Tennessee Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Program holds an essay contest each year for 5th graders across the state to answer the question "Why...

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