Resources for Storm Victims

It has been a tough spring for all of Tennessee,  from flooding in the west, to hail, winds and tornados in the east, and...

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Grant

America's Farmers Grow Rural Education gives farmers the opportunity to nominate a public school district in their rural community to compete for a grant....

Compromise Is Tough To Do These Days

On a cold and wintery day during the 94th annual meeting of the American Farm Bureau held in Nashville at the Opryland Hotel this...

Cooperatives provide billion-dollar boost to state’s economy

October is Cooperative Month in Tennessee, and proclamation signed by Gov. Bill Haslam deeming it as such heaps high praise on the approximately 200...

Tennessee’s Agriculture Literacy Week November 15-21

Agriculture continues to rank as one of Tennessee's most productive industries. Tennessee's agriculture and forest products account for approximately 21 percent of the state's...

TEMA activated TN Emergency Management Plan in response to drought and wildfire impacts

This evening the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) activated the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan (TEMP) in response to the drought and wildfire impacts, and continued threat, in the State.

99th American Farm Bureau Convention Highlights

So much transpired during the 99th American Farm Bureau Convention that we created this special page with links to pictures, articles, audio and video...

Tennessee Farm Bureau Recognized for Membership Growth

During the December American Farm Bureau Federation Resolutions Meeting in Washington, D.C., Tennessee Farm Bureau President Aiken was recognized for TN Farm Bureau's membership...

2011 Row Crop Production Prospects Encouraging Despite Many Challenges

Tennessee farmers look forward to a much improved production year in 2011 over the previous weather-reduced one. When combines roll into the fields this...

Bovine Liability Law Signs Available

On April 14th, 2011, Governor Haslem signed into effect the "Bovine Liability Law". For beef cattle producers this means if they maintain proper fences,...

Baucus, Camp Hold Kitchen Table Conversation at Family Farm in Memphis

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) met recently with family farmers and local...

Tennessee Celebrates Ag Week

We are celebrating Ag Week this week in Tennessee, but National Ag Day recognizes and celebrates the abundance provided by American agriculture. Every spring,...

Monsanto Searches for Next “Farm Mom of the Year”

They are warm and caring, yet tough as nails. They’re dedicated, nurturing, gritty, loving, hard-working and fun go-getters who go above and beyond to...
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Wildfire Relief Efforts: How You Can Help

Find out how you can help wildfire relief efforts in the Western states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

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...

Jerry Ray of Tullahoma Named Tennessee Farmer of the Year

Jerry Ray of Tullahoma, Tennessee, started farming 45 years ago on just 45 acres that once belonged to his grandfather. Over the years he...

Tennessee Joins Nation in Celebrating “Ag Day”

NASHVILLE "“ Tennessee joins farmers, agribusinesses, state and local governments and citizens across the nation in recognizing March 15 as Ag Day. Agriculture is...

Made in USA

"Made in USA" are three words you won't see very often on items sold by major retailers. It's so true of consumer goods that...

Sunbelt Expo Celebrates 35 Great Years

Each year, the Sunbelt Ag Expo makes fall a festive time for farmers and their families from the Southeast. This year will be a...

State Introduces New Mobile App for Farms, Farmers Markets

A "Pick Tennessee" mobile app is now available which can find and then map the way to locally grown farm products, farms and farmers...

Tennessee Farm Bureau Praises Congressional Support of Trade Promotion Authority

U.S. Congressmen Phil Roe (R-1st), Chuck Fleischmann (R-3rd), Scott DesJarlais (R-4th), Jim Cooper (D-5th), Diane Black (R-6th), Marsha Blackburn (R-7th)  and Stephen Fincher (R-8th)...

National Farmers’ Market Week

NASHVILLE—Some Tennesseans are ready to say goodbye to summer and hello to school. Tennessee farmers however, want everyone to know that summer is far...

Overton County’s Joseph and Rebecca Smith win state young farmer honors

Overton County young farmers Joseph and Rebecca Smith were named Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farmer and Achievement Award winners. The results were announced during the Tennessee Young Farmer Summer Conference held at the headquarter offices of the Tennessee Farm Bureau in Columbia, Tenn. The young dairy farmers from the Greenfield community competed against 12 other county contestants across the state to be named the state winner and have the opportunity to compete for national honors in January.

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...

TDA Reminds Farmers TAEP Application Period Begins June 1

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is reminding farmers to begin filling out their applications for the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program. Applications can...

92nd Block and Bridle Convention

For the first time ever, the Block & Bridle Convention will be held in conjunction with the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade...

Adequate Land Ranks as Top Concern of Young Farmers

Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified in the latest survey of participants in the American Farm...

Tennessee Farm Bureau Hosts Agriculture U.S. Senate Forum

Cookeville, TN October 16, 2014 "“ The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation hosted an agricultural forum for the two U.S. Senate nominees, Sen. Lamar Alexander...

2015 TN Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

The 2015 Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Meeting will be held December 7-8 in Franklin, Tennessee. We hope you will join us for two...

Tennessee Farm Bureau Holds 95th Annual Meeting

More than 1,500 farmers from across the state will gather in Cool Springs December 4-6 for the purpose of developing policy for 2017, electing...

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,...

Tennessee Shines During 100th American Farm Bureau Convention

January 15, 2019 – New Orleans, LA – More than 7,000 farmers from across the country attended the 100th American Farm Bureau Convention held...

Global Demand Drives Food Prices Higher in Third Quarter

Strong global demand, especially for pork and other protein-rich foods, was a primary driver behind higher retail prices at the supermarket during the third...

Statement Regarding April 24 Detection of BSE

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding April 24 Detection of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy "American beef and dairy products are safe. The...

Tennessee’s own Mitch Baker chosen as one of six new National FFA Officers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013/National FFA Organization) "“ Students from Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Iowa, West Virginia and Oregon have been elected by delegates...

Farmers and Ranchers Warn: Estate Taxes Can Kill Family Businesses

Farm Bureau member Brandon Whitt urged Congress to repeal the estate tax to free up farmers and ranchers to build stronger businesses and benefit...

USDA Celebrates 79th Annual National Dairy Month

USDA celebrates the 79th annual National Dairy Month this June, highlighting the hard work and dedication of dairy producers and the valuable nutrition the dairy industry adds to Americans' diets.

Tennessee Cotton Acreage Continues to Rebound After Record Low in 2015

Tennessee farmers intend to plant less corn, but more soybeans this year.

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...

Genera Honored at 54th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards

Nashville, Tenn. (May 10, 2019) – The Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s wildlife...

Cotton and Corn Showing Strong Interest in 2011

According to a recent survey of producers conducted by the Tennessee Field Office of USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, strong commodity futures prices across...

2011 Crop Season Comes to a Close

Tennessee farmers took advantage of October's open weather pattern and kicked  harvest into high gear.  Corn harvest is now virtually finished for the...

Obama & Romney Outline Positions on Farm Issues

President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney recently spelled out their positions on agriculture issues for the American Farm Bureau Federation. In a...

Farm Watch receives donation from Farm Bureau

Friday, June 27, 2014Dyersburg State Gazette When the Dyer County Farm Watch was implemented in March of 2013, the pilot program was a formed partnership...

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding H.R. 1599, the Safe...

"Congress stood with farmers and ranchers today in supporting innovation that helps the environment and keeps food prices down for everyone. The Safe and...

UTIA Chancellor Announces Retirement

University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Chancellor Larry Arrington has decided to retire in September, UT President Joe DiPietro announced today. Arrington, UTIA chancellor since...

UT Institute of Agriculture Appoints New Dean for UT Extension

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has chosen a new leader for UT Extension, and he’s home grown. Dr. Robert Burns is a native of Walland, Tennessee, who holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering, an M.S. in environmental engineering and a B.S. in agricultural engineering – all from UT. He will manage UT Extension’s statewide educational and outreach program that helps ensure the success of the state’s $4.3 billion+ agricultural industries. UT Extension also coordinates with local, state and federal agencies regarding public health issues and youth development.

Landowners & Producers With Generic Base Acres Your Commodity Program Payments are About...

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

Cicada Central, everything you ever wanted to know about Cicadas…and more!

A website dedicated to all things cicada has been developed...From a Q & A with the bugs themselves, to videos,  even a virtual magazine...

Farmer: Child Labor Regs Need Further Revision

Young people and the contributions they make as members of farm and ranch families are vital to American agriculture, according to Missouri hog farmer...

Farm Bureau Sends Farm Bill Proposal to Capitol Hill

The American Farm Bureau Federation is sending a farm bill proposal to Capitol Hill today. Approved this weekend by the AFBF Board of Directors,...

Yes on 2

What Is Vote YES on 2?   Vote YES on 2 is the campaign to pass the Judicial Selection Amendment to our state constitution. The...

Statement by Tennessee Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken Regarding Governor Haslam’s State of the...

The Tennessee Farm Bureau is pleased that in his State of the State address, Gov. Bill Haslam continued to show support for Tennessee's farm...

Governor Haslam speaks to delegates of 95th annual meeting of Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation

During the Tennessee Farm Bureau’s 95th annual convention in Franklin, Tenn., Governor Bill Haslam spoke to delegates, who represent agriculture and farmers across the state, at the business session addressing the recent wildfires, tornadoes and the outpouring of support by Tennesseans responding to help those affected by these disasters.
TN Farm Bureau News March 2018

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...

Dicamba Stewardship Training in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Before Tennessee applicators can apply low-volatile versions of dicamba herbicide in 2019, they must first attend an approved dicamba-specific training. University of...

UT Appoints Schrick Head of Animal Science Department

  The Department of Animal Science at the University of Tennessee has a new leader. Dr. F. Neal Schrick, a full professor in the department,...

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Celebrates USDA’s 150th Year of Service, Highlights Ways the Every Day,...

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today marked the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and highlighted the positive impact that USDA has on...

After a total of 113 years of experience three TFBF employees to retire

Effective December 31, TFBF Communications Director Pettus Read, Special Programs Director Charles Curtis and Director of Organization Bobby Beets will retire following a career...

March 1 Planting Intentions

Farmers in Tennessee intend to plant 840 thousand acres of corn, 80,000 lower than 2014. U.S. corn growers intend to plant 89.2 million acres...

New Mobile App Option Feeds Love of Local Foods

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s “Pick Tennessee” mobile app now offers followers an easy way to feed their love of local foods. Users can search for restaurants committed to serving ingredients sourced from the area, and access GPS mapping to the establishments.
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UT Extension Names Franklin County Farmer as Tennessee Farmer of the Year

Belvidere’s Mike Robinson receives honor of being named the Tennessee Farmer of the Year.

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

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...

TFBF President Aiken Sends Letter to President Trump

We appreciate the $16 billion in trade aid announced last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Although we certainly prefer free and open...

Is your favorite farm mom the next America’s Farmers Mom of the Year?

Behind every American farm family is the backbone of the operation: The American Farm Mom. Now's your chance to honor her contributions with the...

Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Costing More in 2011

 The retail cost of menu items for a classic Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and all the basic trimmings increased...

Join in the fun at Ag Day, Nov. 3

A three-hour festival in Knoxville on Saturday, Nov. 3, hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, promises events and excitement for everyone. Ag...

Governor Proclaims July Beef Month in Tennessee

Join Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee's hardworking cattle farmers  in celebrating beef this July. More than just producing a tasty, nutritious product, the state's cattle...

American Farm Bureau President Stallman Announces Departure in January

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced today that he will not seek reelection in January 2016 following 16 years at the helm...

Farmers’ Almanac Launches Farmer of the Year Contest

Farmers' Almanac, in partnership with the American Farm Bureau Federation, announces its search for three farmers or ranchers to be recognized as "Farmers' Almanac Farmer of the Year."

Legacy and Life of Joe Pearson

Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation is deeply saddened by the passing of Chief Administrative Officer Joe Pearson, who died Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Vanderbilt...

Tennessee Farm Bureau Holds 97th Annual Meeting

More than 1,500 farmers from across the state will gather in Cool Springs December 1-4 for the purpose of developing policy for 2019, electing...

Secretary Vilsack Highlights Efforts to Decrease U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil During Tennessee Visit

 Nashville, Tenn., May 23, 2011 "“Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today highlighted the importance of moving toward a clean energy economy and breaking our...

First Lady Highlights Tennessee’s Nursery Industry

  Tennessee First Lady Crissy Haslam met today with nursery growers and industry leaders and toured local nurseries to highlight Tennessee's horticultural industry.   Mrs....

Whitt Picked for American Farm Bureau’s 7th Leader Class

The American Farm Bureau Federation has chosen a group of 10 young agricultural leaders to participate in the seventh class of the Partners in...

TN Young Farmers of the Year Winners Receive Their Prize

Greene County young farm couple Mark and Cindy Klepper won Tennessee Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer and Achievement Award at the Tennessee Young Farmer...
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UT Institute of Ag to Host Master Beekeeper Classes

Monsanto Company once again wants to recognize these inspiring women, and today announced it has officially opened up nominations for its 2016 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year contest.

Tim Cross Named New UTIA Chancellor

The UT Institute of Agriculture has a new chancellor after a called Board of Trustees meeting Thursday afternoon. Trustees approved President Joe DiPietro’s recommendation that Tim Cross be appointed the next UT Institute of Agriculture chancellor.

2018 National Ag Day Celebration

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 20, 2018. This will mark the 45th anniversary of National Ag...

UTIA Provides Insight in Economic Report to Governor

Despite a year wrought with international trade conflicts, research from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture indicates overall strength in the state’s agri-forestry...

‘A Day in Agriculture’ Slated for Thursday, Sept. 29

Farmers and ranchers are invited to be a part of AgWeb's "A Day in Agriculture" set for Thursday, Sept. 29. The first-ever event, sponsored...

First Mobile App for Landscape and Nursery Professionals Developed by a Team of Plant...

Green Industry professionals often find themselves in the field needing immediate access to pest and plant disease information and plant care recommendations. Or, they...

TN Farm Bureau 92nd Annual Meeting

The 92nd annual meeting of the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation will be held December 7 - 10, 2013. Farmers, agribusiness leaders and volunteer leaders...

New Leadership in Tennessee Youth Ag Leadership Programs

New leadership to serve youth agricultural leadership programs 4-H and FFA were recently elected at the Tennessee State FFA Convention and Tennessee 4-H Congress...

Milan No-Till Field Day Set for July 28

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host the Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan.
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State Veterinarian Releases Avian Influenza Control Zone

The state veterinarian has released the control zone surrounding two Lincoln County poultry farms affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The statewide poultry health advisory is also lifted, and poultry owners can now resume regular activity.

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...

Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee Names Executive Director

The Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee (FACCT) has named Julie Giles of Lewisburg as their new Executive Director. FACCT was established in 2011...

Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program Applications Now Available

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has released the 2011 application for the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program. Applications can be submitted June 1-7 and should...

New UT Equine Extension and Research Center to host open house

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is opening a new facility devoted to horse farm management.  The Equine Extension and Research Center...

Summer Picnic Still Costs Less Than $6 per Person

An all-American Fourth of July picnic of the nation's favorite foods including hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade and...

Montgomery County’s Jay Head wins state young farmer honors

Montgomery County young farmer Jay Head was named Tennessee Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer and Achievement Award winner during the Tennessee Young Farmer Summer...
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Tennessee Ag Tag Celebrates 20 Years On The Road

The Tennessee Ag Tag has cruised the road for 20 years now. The tag with the little red barn arrived in September 1996 and became...

Tennessee in the Spotlight at 2017 Sunbelt Expo

Tennessee is in the spotlight for 2017 — as the Spotlight State — at the 40th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie, Georgia.

Meet Tennessee’s Newly Elected Officials

This video highlights senator-elect, Marsha Blackburn and governor-elect, Bill Lee's thoughts and philosophies regarding agriculture, and provides an excellent, nonpartisan opportunity to hear from...

Weather Challenges Reflected in Latest USDA Crop Report

 A challenging weather year for farmers and ranchers all across the country is clearly reflected in  a recent  crop report released by the...

UT AgResearch and USDA Release New Soybean Line

The United States Department of Agriculture along with University of Tennessee AgResearch have recently released a new soybean germplasm line that is resistant to...

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Reaches Out To Storm Victims

Throughout much of the history of this great state, the family members of Oklahoma Farm Bureau have worked together, sharing the joys, and the...

Tennessee FFA Member Selected as FFA’s National Southern Region Vice President

Students from Georgia, Arkansas, Colorado, Tennessee, Kentucky and New Mexico have been elected by delegates from throughout the United States to serve on the...