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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.

Amy Beckham

Thanksgiving Ready

If you haven't already, you're probably going to start thinking about your Thanksgiving meal soon, and if you're planning on readying a frozen turkey...

A New Tractor on the Farm

Its not everyday that a new tractor shows up on the farm, but that's exactly the case for 29-year old Kary Robinson of Franklin...

Pass a Farm Bill Now

Agriculture secretary is passing harder for a new farm bill due to the extensive drought and its impact on agriculture.

Tobacco Crop Looks Good

Despite the many challenges Tennessee tobacco farmers faced this year, they still have a pretty good crop to harvest.

Holiday Traditions Offer Boost to Livestock Farmers

    Think about your favorite holiday traditions. There’s a good chance that at least one of them involves food. American Farm Bureau economist John...

Cooperatively Sharing Agriculture’s Story

TENNESSEE FARMERS COOPERATIVE HEADQUARTERED IN LAVERGNE, TN, IS NOW IN ITS 67TH YEAR OF SERVICE TO ITS FARMER MEMBERS ACROSS THE STATE.  BUT THEY...

Organic Tobacco

A Dickson County Young Farmer is trying something new this year, organic burley and dark tobacco.

White House Report on Immigration Reform

The White House has just released a new report on immigration reform.  USDA’s Gary Crawford explains.  

Important Lessons in the Classroom

DR. KATHLEEN AIRHART, TENNESSEE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION, RECENTLY SHARED HER THOUGHTS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF AG IN THE CLASSROOM.

The Changing of the Seasons

When do spring, summer, fall and winter really begin? How do you settle the debate over which is the official first day of winter?...

Ag Leadership Forum

FOR THE THIRD YEAR, FARM CREDIT OF MID AMERICA HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER MANY OF THE LEADERS IN TENNESSEE AGRICULTURE FOR A LEADERSHIP FORUM IN...

New Young Farmer Chairman

A.J. TEAL OF COFFEE COUNTY SELECTED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE STATE’S YF&R COMMITTEE.

Analyzing the WOTUS Rule

THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU HAS JUST FINSIHED ANALYSIS OF THE EPA’S FINALIZED WATERS OF THE US RULE AND IT SHOWS THE FINAL RULE IS...

Trying to Stay Positive

RHEA COUNTY’S CLINT JEWELL AND OTHER DAIRY FARMERS RIDE A ROLLERCOASTER OF PRICES.  

Cost of Thanksgiving Meal Up Just a Tad

AMERICAN FARM BUREAU’S 30TH ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DINNER COST SURVEY SHOWED A SLIGHT OVERALL INCREASE IN THE PRICE OF THE HOLIDAY MEAL. 

Helping our Bees and Pollinators

This week we are celebrating National Pollinator Week. USDA's Gary Crawford has more.

Grassroots Advocacy Key to Success of Critical Tax, Regulatory Reforms

The American Farm Bureau Federation says farmers and ranchers need to talk with lawmakers to ensure they understand the importance of regulatory and tax...

Safely to Market

Before another federal mandate is due to take effect in mid December, Farm Bureau along with several other national ag organizations have petitioned the...

Importance of House Ag Committee

Many people may not realize what the United States House Agriculture committee impacts, but their reach is far beyond policy.

Tennessee Jr. Sheep Expo

Hundreds of 4-H and FFA members are showing off their skills and sheep at the Tennessee Jr Livestock Expo Sheep events in Cookeville.

It’s Hot Now, but Wait a While

According to the latest predictions from the Farmers Almanac, contrary to some stories we've seen on the internet, their forecast shows a very long,...

4-H and FFA Members Take on Land Judging

The State 4-H and FFA Land Judging Contest was held recently with a team rising to the top to be named state champions for...

TN Corn Growers Approve Checkoff

Right at 64 percent of those voting in last month's ballot referendum supported a 1-cent per bushel corn checkoff for Tennessee corn.

Future of the Tennessee State Fair

The Tennessee State Fair Association has filed a lawsuit to stop construction of a Major League Soccer stadium on the current fairgrounds site.

Fusion Conference a Chance to Connect & Grow

Milwaukee, Wisconsin was recently the site of the American Farm Bureau's Fusion Conference, where Young Farmers and Ranchers and Women's Leadership Committees from across...

Market Facilitation Program deadline gives farmers more time to complete certification

Farmers now have until May 17 to certify acres to receive payments from Market Facilitation Program. AFBF's Michael Clements has the story.

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

Be a Visual Thinker

World-renowned animal care specialist Temple Grandin was in Tennessee recently and she spoke to a full crowd in Cookeville for Tennessee Tech University.

Celebrating National 4-H Week

4-H students and alumni across the country are celebrating an organization which has influenced many, including Tennessee State 4-H Council President Laura Grace Jenkins.

H-2A Farm Labor on the Rise

The number of H-2A farm labor positions reached record highs this year, and wages paid under the program will increase again in 2020. 2019 H-2A...

2020 Vision for Farm Bureau

For the third straight year, President Donald Trump addressed farm leaders gathered this week at the American Farm Bureau convention in Austin, Texas.

Rural Response to COVID-19

As we all know, the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has become a major concern for Tennesseans.

Looking for the Top Dog

The American Farm Bureau Federation seeks nominations for the 2021 Farm Dog of the Year contest. Micheal Clements shares how the contest recognizes farmers...

Learning-at-Home Resources

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has resources available for at home learning.

Remember to Shop Local

Morgan Flowers and her husband Brian of Flowers Creamery in Giles County are counting on the general public to find their new farm products...

Closing the Gap

Normally farmer delegates from all across the country would be gathering for the American Farm Bureau convention but because of the pandemic it was...

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