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...

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...

Back to Rural Roots, Perdue Gets Boots on the Ground

“We’re from the government and we’re here to help,” has been a halfway sarcastic pun for years, but it seems like some of those...

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on 2014 U.S. Agricultural Exports Setting New Record

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its final total for U.S. agricultural exports in Fiscal Year 2014, which soared to a record $152.5 billion...

AFBF & 532 Groups: Bring Farm Bill Back to House Floor

The American Farm Bureau Federation helped garner a group of more than 532 organizations that recently urged House leadership to bring the farm bill...

UT Institute of Agriculture Will Soon Have New 4-H Camp and Conference Center

It's a stunning tract of Tennessee property "“ 1,200 acres of woods, pastures, lakes and farmland "“ and soon it will host 4-H campers...

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.

2014 4-H Congress Officers Elected

Since its beginning in 1948, Congress has given more than 33,900 4-H'ers and volunteer leaders firsthand experience in state government. 4-H Congress is truly...

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...

Students help usher in MTSU Creamery’s milk bottling process

Nearly 20 Middle Tennessee State University students wanted to be a part of Wednesday’s formal celebration rolling out bottles of whole white milk and...

Holiday Express at the UT Gardens Knoxville Dec. 2 through Jan. 1

  Holiday Express returns to the University of Tennessee Gardens this holiday season, featuring 12 garden-scale model trains, thousands of lights and a miniature...

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...

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...

Mild Dry Autumn Weather Pushes Harvest Forward

Tennessee farmers made significant harvest progress during last week's dry fall weather. Corn and tobacco harvests at week's end were winding down while soybean...

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)...

Statement on the death of Pat Summitt from Tennessee Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken

Our Farm Bureau family is deeply saddened by the passing of Coach Pat Head-Summitt.

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...

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...

Tennessee to Celebrate National Forage Week

June 17-23 is designated as National Forage Week, and Governor Bill Haslam has signed a proclamation declaring that Tennessee will join the celebration. In...

Haslam Announces Federal Farm Assistance for 15 Counties

Haslam Announces Federal Farm Assistance for 15 Counties 29 adjoining counties also eligible NASHVILLE "“ Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom...

Burn Permits Required Early this Year

With hot and dry weather leading into our fall fire season, Tennessee’s State Forester is requiring a burn permit for all open-air outdoor fires...
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State Veterinarian Issues Poultry Health Advisory

"Keep them home to keep them healthy."

Ban on Burning Lifted on all Counties in Tennessee

With the entire state now in some state of drought, there are many concerns for farmers and all Tennesseans. Here are some resources for farmers and land owners to access information on the drought and how to address some of the issues.

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,...

Hot, Dry Conditions Lead to Fire Advisory

State officials are urging citizens to take fire precautions for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry...

UT offers two sets of workshops for farmers marketing to local consumers

Consumer demand for locally produced foods and products continues to grow, creating opportunities for farmers who market directly to the public as well as...

Tennessee Names Kleppers Young Farmer of the Year

Greene County young farm couple Mark and Cindy Klepper were named Tennessee Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farmer and Achievement Award winners during special ceremonies...

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...

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Responds to Flood Damage

Following the rains and flooding that led to a State of Emergency in Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is coordinating with partners...

2013 TN Farm Bureau Presidents Conference

The 2013 Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents Conference is a two-day informative and interactive conference where leadership from the county level come from across the...

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...

Wild Hog Eradication update

Outreach has continued with several wild hog control demonstrations being conducted at UT Extension field-days. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, USDA Wildlife...

Haslams Support Pick Tennessee Products

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam honored Tennessee farmers and farm products Wednesday night, celebrating the 25th anniversary of Pick Tennessee...

Former Congressman Ed Jones Inducted into Tennessee Ag Hall of Fame

Former 8th district congressman Ed Jones, who helped craft landmark federal legislation establishing modern farm policy and conservation programs, has been inducted into the...

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...

C’mon Down South

Farmers and ranchers attending the American Farm Bureau Federation's 94th Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 13-16, will find there's something for everyone. From...

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...

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...

James Haskew Named 2016 Tennessee Farmer of the Year

On Fiery Gizzard Road near South Pittsburg, Tenn., James Haskew has built a successful farm where he grows corn, wheat, soybeans, hay and haylage.

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...

TFBF Statement on New Trade Deals

"Strengthening our export markets for Tennessee agricultural products is a top Farm Bureau priority, and we welcome the progress the Trump Administration has made...

It’s a No-Till Year

Every other year the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture hosts the largest conservation tillage event in the nation, the Milan No-Till Crop Production...

Wild Weather in U.S. Makes Tennessee Best Pick for Pumpkins This Fall

This year, the best place in the country to find a good pumpkin may just be on a Tennessee farm. "Nationally, pumpkins are running extremely...

Broadband Accessibility Act Approved

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced legislation to increase broadband access to Tennessee’s unserved citizens. Tennessee currently ranks 29th in the U.S. for broadband access, with 34 percent of rural Tennessee residents lacking access at recognized minimum standards.

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...

Louisiana 2016 Trip

2016 TN Farm Bureau Summer Tour New Orleans, Louisiana July 11-15 Travel with Farm Bureau Members from across Tennessee via motor coach to Mississippi and Louisiana. The...

American Farm Bureau Supports National GMO Pre-emption Bill

The American Farm Bureau Federation is supporting proposed Senate legislation that establishes federal pre-emption of what was expected to grow into an unruly patchwork...

UT AgResearch announces 2014 field day schedule

University of Tennessee AgResearch is planning a full calendar of field days for 2014. A total of 12 field days and five special events...

2014 Presidents Conference

The 2014 Presidents Conference begins August 14 and ends August 15. County Farm Bureau Presidents from across the state gather in Cool Springs, Tennessee...

TDA Unveils New Ag and Foresty Industry Magazine

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture recently unveiled the premiere issue of Tennessee Ag Insider magazine, a comprehensive guide to the state's farms, food and...

Tennessee Cotton Acreage Continues to Rebound After Record Low in 2015

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

Statement by Bob Stallman, President, American Farm Bureau Federation, Regarding Fiscal Cliff Package And...

"While much work remains on addressing the spending side of the ledger, the fiscal cliff package that was just approved injected a good dose...

Good Week for Farming!

  Fall harvest progress is right on target with the average rate thanks to five full days suitable for fieldwork last week.   Grower's...

Virus Deadly To Poultry Detected In Tennessee

NASHVILLE — The state veterinarian confirms that a strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has sickened a commercial chicken breeder flock in Lincoln...

Farm Bureau Applauds New Clean Water Rule Proposal Signed by EPA

State Farm Bureau presidents from across the nation attended an event today at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington to witness the signing...

Farm Bureau Boot Camp Grads Hone Communication Skills

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2016  – The American Farm Bureau Federation recognized 14 farm and ranch women leaders as graduates of the organization’s tenth annual...

Tennessee Dairies Benefit from Company’s Commitment

Weigel’s, one of East Tennessee’s largest milk processors, has committed to using milk produced exclusively in Tennessee. “Wiegel’s has a history of being innovative with...
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Second Case of HPAI Detected in Lincoln County

The state veterinarian confirms that a strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has sickened a second commercial chicken breeder flock within the existing controlled quarantined zone in Lincoln County, Tenn.
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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.

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.

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...
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Proposed Ag Budget Fails Farmers, Ranchers, Farm Bureau President Says

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall says the proposed ag budget fails farmers and ranchers “The American Farm Bureau Federation and its members are...

Announcing the UTIA Smith International Center

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Smith Center for International Sustainable Agriculture was officially launched Friday, November 16, on the UTIA campus. Established...

4-H Ambassador Tour

The Tennessee 4-H Ambassador's stop by Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation Headquarters to discuss what is going on within their organization during their Ambassador Tour.

2014-2015 FFA State Officers Elected

The 86th State FFA Convention was recently held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The two-and-a-half day convention was full of Career Development Events, leadership seminars, inspirational...

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.

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...

Jai Templeton Named Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of Jai Templeton, a sixth generation Tennessee farmer, as commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.

Tennessee Farm Bureau Standing Out at American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

Each year during the annual meeting, state Farm Bureaus are recognized for excellence in membership achievement and for implementing outstanding programs serving Farm Bureau...

94th Farm Bureau Annual Meeting

Welcome back to the great state of Tennessee. We have hosted the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting several times, and we're proud to...
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2018 Farm Bill Resources

One issue we know is facing the farm community and Farm Bureau is the 2018 Farm Bill. No doubt, many of us are not...

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...

WLJT awarded funding to extend digital coverage in rural West Tennessee

WLJT awarded funding to extend digital coverage in rural West Tennessee                          ...

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...

TFBF Celebrates 97th Annual Convention

More than 1,500 farmers from across the state gathered in Franklin December 1-4 for the purpose of developing policy for 2019, electing leadership for...

2014 AFBF Convention heads to San Antonio

The 2014 AFBF Annual Convention will return to San Antonio, Texas January 11 "“ 16, 2014. Tennessee Farm Bureau leaders will have the choice...

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...

Ag Enhancement Deadline Nears for Livestock Projects

  Dec. 1 is the deadline for eligible farmers to submit reimbursement requests for livestock projects approved through the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program.   "It's...

Tennessee Shines During 99th American Farm Bureau Convention

January 9, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Nearly 7,500 farmers from across the country attended the 99th American Farm Bureau Convention held at the...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Tennessee Celebrates National Ag Day

State leaders and citizens celebrated Agriculture Day in Tennessee on Tuesday, March 12 with Ag Day on the Hill. The event coincided with National...

New Student Leadership for Tennessee FFA and 4-H

Believe was the theme of the 84th Tennessee State FFA Convention held recently in Gatlinburg, and students from across the state took that theme...

TDA Urges Livestock & Pet Owners to Take Heat Precautions

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is urging livestock and pet owners to take precautions during this period of hot temperatures and high humidity. The...

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....

Pick Tennessee Offers chance to “Fill Your Grill” with Farm-Direct Meats

Facebook users have the chance to win $200 worth of local meats from a nearby farm. A contest is being conducted by Pick Tennessee...

Food Safety A Priority In Storm Aftermath

"When in doubt, throw it out," says Tenn. public health official NASHVILLE "“ Due to power outages experienced in storm and flood-impacted areas across the...

Farm Bureau: A Victory for Clean Water and Clear Rules

The following may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall: “Farmers and ranchers share the goal of ensuring clean water, but the...

TN Farm Bureau News – September 2014 issue

Flip through the pages of the latest issue of Farm Bureau News, a bi-monthly newspaper focusing on agricultural issues "“ from what's happening around...

EPA Administrator Goodwill Visit to Tennessee Farm

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt made a goodwill visit to a Tennessee farm recently as part of his State Action Tour, to address the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and get comments on how to get it right going forward. He met with 150 farmers from across the state on the Williamson County farm of Eddie and Pam Sanders with the message – “We’re here today to talk to farmers and ranchers, you are our first conservationists, our first environmentalists and can be great partners to make sure we do things right.”

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...

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....

Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge Opens During National Small Business Week

The American Farm Bureau Federation will open online applications for its third Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge on May 1, to coincide with National Small Business...

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance ® Launches HOW-TO Video Series about Farming and Ranching

1,200 cows milked. 50,000 eggs gathered. Clean barns for 7,000 pigs. One day's work for America's farmers! People can now learn how they do...

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...

‘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...

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...