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Tennessee Home & Farm Radio is a two-minute agricultural highlight with co-hosts Lee Maddox and Amy Beckham. Radio programs mostly focus on Tennessee agriculture and rural life with some national scope thrown in to keep everyone informed. Lee Maddox is a native of Lincoln County, Tennessee, where he was raised on a cattle farm, and he is a graduate of MTSU’s communications department. Amy Beckham is from Cookeville, Tennessee, where she grew up visiting her uncle's cattle farm. She graduated from UT Knoxville with a degree in food and agricultural business and a minor in agricultural communications.

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Farmers Urging Congress to End Estate Taxes

Farmers in Tennessee and nationwide are hoping to end the federal inheritance tax, also known as the “death tax” on family-owned farms.

Storing, Maintaining Disaster Kits

Keeping a disaster kit available for everyone in your family is critical.  Here’s tips on storing and maintaing those emergency kits.

WKRN Wins Omelet Cook-Off on Ag Day

The four major TV stations in Nashville competed in an Omelet Cook-Off during a promotion for National Ag Day at the Tenn. Ag Museum.

Comparing the Senate/House Farm Bills

The American Farm Bureau compares the House and Senate Ag Committees versions of the Farm Bill.

D-Day and Farmers

The nation’s farmers helped to make D-Day, and the entire World War II effort, a success. 

TWRA and Wildlife Problems

If you have wild animal problems on your farm contact the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for help.

New Facilities at UT

The University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center is opening three new facilities.

The Season for Shopping Around

If you didn’t do much of your holiday shopping on Thanksgiving weekend, you may actually end up getting bigger bargains. 

A New Beef Check-Off?

An impasse on how to resolve issues in the producer funded beef check-off program may mean formation of a second check-off. 

UAV Use in Ag

THE AGRICULTURAL USE OF UAV’S OR DRONES WILL DO MORE THAN JUST GATHER FARM DATA. 

AITC Summer Workshops

TN’S AG IN THE CLASSROOM PROGRAM HELPED ORGANIZE SEVERAL WORKSHOPS ACROSS THE STATE THIS SUMMER TO HELP TEACHERS INCORPORATE THE PROGRAM INTO THEIR CLASSROOMS.

Excellence in Ag

JIMMY AND LYDIA MCALISTER OF GREENE COUNTY HAVE BEEN NAMED THE TENN. FARM BUREAU’S EXCELLENCE IN AGRICULTURE WINNERS FOR 2015.  

Wampler’s Sausage Sustainability

WAMPLER’S FARM SAUSAGE COMPANY CONTINUES TO IMPLEMENT TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE ENERGY COSTS.

A Passion for Ag

32 YEAR OLD ROBERT ELLIOTT OF ROBERTSON COUNTY WAS RECENTLY ELECTED TO SERVE AS CHAIRMAN OF TN’S YOUNG FARMER AND RANCHERS’ STATE COMMITTEE. 

WOTUS Public Comment Period Extended

Farm Bureau is urging farmers and ranchers to submit comments to EPA in support of ditching the flawed 2015 WOTUS rule once and for...

Rural Entrepreneurs In the Spotlight

Tennessee once again has a finalist in the American Farm Bureau Federation Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge and they will compete in the upcoming AFBF Annual...

Farm Bill Voted Down, Not Out

After multiple listening sessions and hearings across the country for the House Agriculture Committee, the full House voted down the Farm Bill.

Superbowl for Agriculture Teachers

800 Career and Technical Education teachers have gathered in Nashville for their annual Institute for CTE Educators. This is the first conference of the...

USDA Preparing to Assist Farmers

Tennessee state director of USDA's Farm Service Agency Dennis Beavers wants farmers to know the agency is prepared to begin distribution of the Market...

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...

Hopeful Future for Farmers

During the 97th Annual Tennessee Farm Bureau Convention, attendees heard an analysis of the current state of farm economy from American Farm Bureau's Chief...

FFA Traveling Far and Wide

Abigail McConnell of the Munford FFA Chapter is excited about her trip this summer with a program called "Go FFA."

Just One. 91st Tennessee State FFA Convention.

Just One is the theme of the 91st Tennessee State FFA Convention and the more than 3500 FFA members here have been taking just...

A Friend to Farm Bureau

Tennessee's 3RD District Congressman Chuck Fleischmann met with Farm Bureau leaders in Athens this week to discuss ag and rural issues and received his...

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...

Popularity Growing for Cell Culture

Like it or not, cell-cultured meat is here to stay, at least say those like Julie Anna Potts, CEO of the North American Meat...

Getting the Story Right

Members of the Tennessee Farm Bureau's Ag In the Classroom Advisory Council met to hear how the program is working to share the story...

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