Monthly Archives: July 2019

Row Crop Farmers Hopeful for a Good Finish

This year's crop season has been a wet one without a doubt, but for the most part, that's been good news as corn and...

Blue Dog Support

Tennessee's 5th District Congressman Jim Cooper met with Farm Bureau leaders from Davidson, Dickson and Cheatham counties this week in Nashville to discuss issues...

FFA Travels to D.C.

Tennessee FFA state officers traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to spend time learning about leadership, agriculture and agricultural education.

Second Trade Mitigation Package for Agriculture Announced

The Agriculture Department Thursday released details of its latest trade mitigation package designed to help producers impacted by recent trade disruptions. Rod Bain and...

Rounding Up the Best

Close to 400 4-H'ers, volunteers and staff have been participating in the 96th annual Tennessee 4-H Round Up this week on the campus of...

2nd Place Honors

Congratulations to due to Andy and Terra Davis of White County, who went home as the 2nd place winner of the Achievement Award contest...

Clay County Couple Named Young Farmers of the Year

Nick and April Patterson of Clay County received the Tennessee Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award during the Young Farmers Summer Conference...

Guest Worker Proposal Positive for Agriculture

Farmers here in Tennessee and across the country that depend on migrant labor to help on their farms are encouraged by the new proposal...

Clay County’s Nick and April Patterson Win State Young Farmer Honors

Columbia, TN July 20, 2019 - Clay County young farmers Nick and April Patterson are Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement...

Ag Enhancement Program to Offer New Options for Farmers

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) is announcing new options and changes to better assist Tennessee farmers in diversifying, expanding, and improving...

YF&R Giving Back

When the 2019 TN YF&R Young Farmers and Ranchers State Committee heard that King's Daughters' School in Maury County applied for a grant with...

Flood Waters Like Many Have Ever Seen

Along the Mississippi River counties in West Tennessee, farmers have been dealing with flood waters for several months now, actually since last fall.

A Farmer Leading the Wildlife Commission

Decatur County's Kurt Holbert is leading the 13-member Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission as chairman of the organization that oversees the Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

The FACCTs of Livestock Production

The Farm Animal Care Coaltion of Tennessee (FACCT) has named Julie Giles as its new Executive Director. FACCT Website

Expo Strong

Gov. Bill Lee recalls fond memories of showing cattle at Tennessee's Junior Livestock Expo and how he's proud families are still involved today.

The Thrill of Expo

Hundreds of Tennessee FFA and 4-H members are in Murfreesboro this week for the Tennessee Junior Livestock Beef Expo. UT Extension Animal Science Youth Programs

Hoping to Dry Out

For farmers here in Tennessee and across the country, the past several months have been anything but dry, so much so, that USDA has...

Tennessee Corn Promotion Council Names Executive Director

The Tennessee Corn Promotion Council (TCPC) has named Carol Reed of Martin, Tennessee as their Executive Director. TCPC works in cooperation with the Tennessee...

USDA Plans to Resurvey Planted Acres

The United States Department of Agriculture will resurvey farmers to provide a more accurate estimate of the current crop size and planted area. Micheal...

The Best Keep Getting Better

Members of the state 4-H Council are taking part in their Ambassador Tour this week, giving donors across the state an update on how...

FFA Members Promote Beef

Students from McMinn County FFA teamed up to promote beef in their local area. Learn more about beef promotion here.  Get more information about the Tennessee...

Public Notice by Tennessee Pork Producers Association and National Pork Board

The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2020 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place at 2:15 p.m. (CST),...

Business Development a Top Priority for TDA

Tennessee Department of Agriculture's renamed Business Development Division is an effort to refocus and strengthen the state's overall ag economy. TDA's Business Development Division

The Challenges for Young Farmers

The future of our most important industry is definitely in the hands of our young farmers, but they have many challenges.

Happy 90th Birthday Camp Clements

This year marks the 90th consecutive year of FFA members enjoying the facilities and programs at Tennessee FFA Leadership Training Camp. Learn more about Camp...