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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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Geoair for Farmers

Alex Adams of Knoxville didn’t grow up on the farm, but a business model he’s developing could save farmers lots of time and money.

From the Farm to the White House

For the past year, Ray Starling has served President Donald Trump as his Special Assistant for Agriculture, Trade and Food Assistance at the White...

Renewable Energy Opportunity for Farmers

The Southeast Tennessee Resource Conservation and Development Council has teamed up with Ensave to offer free renewable energy assessments to Tennessee farmers and rural...

Cooperative 101

The Tennessee Council of Cooperatives hosted their annual Cooperative 101 Training at the Farm Bureau headquarters in Columbia, where Dr. Bob Cohen, an ex...

Farming the City

Agricenter International, located just outside of Memphis, is in the perfect location to share the important story of agriculture to some folks that don't...

4-H and FFA Value Farm Bureau

Serving as the State 4-H Council Vice President, Caroline Brooks of Warren County had the chance to address attendees at the 97th Tennessee Farm...

FSA Offices Opening Back Up

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will reopen this week to provide additional administrative services to...

National Nutrition Month

March is national nutrition month and the Dairy Alliance is tackling dietary myths this month to debunk common diet disasters people make.

Lawmakers Showing their Rural Support

The Tennessee General Assembly is about to adjourn for their first session and new laws are being passed to benefit our farmers and agribusinesses. ...

Committed to Dairy

One of the toughest jobs out there is being a dairy farmer and Will Moss of Henry County hope they can continue. More info on...

Ag Leadership Tour

About thirty Tennessee farm and ag industry partners recently took part in an Ag Leadership Tour throughout the Midwest visiting farms and agribusinesses.

New State Vet Ready to Protect and Promote Animal Agriculture

Dr. Samantha Beaty has been preparing for her new role as Tennessee State Veterinarian since growing up in Fentress County. TDA Names Dr. Samantha Beaty...

Preserving Farm Families’ Livelihood

A new bill just introduced in the House of Representatives will help ease a tax burden on family farms. American Farm Bureau's Micheal Clements...

Farmers Welcome Historic Trade Agreement

President Donald Trump signed the historic Phase One trade agreement with China this week that could mean an unprecedented amount of American agricultural products...

Addressing Water Quality Issues

Water quality initiatives supported by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service recently provided funding for specific watershed projects.

Responding to the Crisis

Tennessee's Department of Agriculture has been working all along, prior to the pandemic and throughout these unusual times, to protect public safety, ensure product...

Farmers Still Optimistic

Farmers across Tennessee are still farming despite the challenges we've all faced with the coronavirus.

Which Came First

Caleb and Amber Rich started a new adventure on their farm in Clay County earlier this year.  It's an organic poultry operation with Handsome...

Rural Vote Matters

No matter where you live your vote counts, but its especially true for rural residents.

Slight Increase for Thanksgiving Dinner

The American Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving Meal survey shows only a 1 percent increase from last year for a feast for 10.

National Ag Day

Tenn. Ag Commissioner Julius Johnson talks about ag importance to local, state economy.

UT Extension Value

The economic impact of the University of Tennessee Extension Service is paying off big dividends for all citizens of Tennessee.

Expanded TPP is a Big Deal for Agriculture

New trade negotiations with one of the world’s biggest economies could lead to good things for U.S. agriculture and the nation’s overall economy.

Bringing the Heat

THE HEAT IS FINALY HERE FOR THE SUMMER AND THAT’S BEEN THE MONTH LONG CAMPAIGN SLOGAN FOR FARMERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND HERE IN...

USDA Reduces Farm Income Forecast

Farm income may still be high this year, but it may not be as high as some had expected

Thanksgiving History

THIS WEEK WE’LL CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING AGAIN W/ FOOTBALL AND TURKEY, THAT WASN’T ALWAYS THE CASE.  GARY CRAWFORD GIVES US A HISTORY LESSON OF THIS...

12 Days of Pick TN Products

THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IS USING ITS PICK TENNESSEE PRODUCTS PROGRAM TO GIVE AWAY TENNESSEE PRODUCTS FOR TWELVE DAYS ON FACEBOOK. 

Election Day

WHILE MANY HAVE ALREADY VOTED EARLY, STILL MANY OTHERS WILL TAKE TIME OFF THEIR FARMS TO CAST THEIR BALLOTS FOR THE REPRESENTATIVE THEY FEEL...

Rural Life Festival

THE HISTORIC RURAL LIFE FESTIVAL IS HELD AT THE ELLINGTON AGRCICULTURAL CENTER AND IS GEARED TOWARD STUDENTS 1ST THROUGH 5TH GRADE.

Family Tradition

HAYLEE FERGUSON OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY RECENTLY EXHIBITED CATTLE AT THE 2015 TENNESSEE JUNIOR BEEF EXPO IN MURFREESBORO. FERGUSON HAS A STRONG PASSION FOR SHOWING...

Agritourism Season

WITH THE FALL SEASON, IT’S TIME TO VISIT THE FARM.  AND FROM ONE END OF THE STATE TO THE OTHER, THERE ARE MANY, MANY...

2016 Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

TWO WEST TENNESSEANS HAVE BEEN NAMED FINALIST IN FARM BUREAU’S RURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE FOR THEIR FLEXIBLE CRIMPER ROLLER.

New Garden Grants

WELL NOT MUCH GROWING OUTSIDE THIS TIME OF YEAR, BUT COME NEXT SPRING, TENN. ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS WILL HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO PLANT...

Setting Policy for Farmers

Farmers from across the country have finished their business session at the American Farm Bureau Convention in Phoenix.

Christmas on the Farm

Today that magical day for many of us as we celebrate Christmas with friends and family, and out on the farm they’ll tell you,...

Working for His Farmers

Tennessee 8th District Congressman David Kustoff says all American’s and especially members of Congress need to understand the important contributions of our farmers and...

Crops Better than Average

For Tennessee row crop farmers, summer rains have been plentiful for the most part.

Milking It for All Its Worth

At the Tennessee State Fair, lawmakers and Nashville news celebrities participated in the annual "celebrity milking contest."

The President, FFA and the Power of “Just One”

Every year the National FFA Organization invites the sitting president to bring remarks at the National FFA Convention and this year, President Trump accepted...

Christmas on the Farm

A special day for family and friends to celebrate the miracle of Christmas, especially on our farms across Tennessee.

Adding Value to Tennessee Cattle

Tennessee Livestock Producers is Tennessee Farm Bureau's oldest service company, started in 1932 as a marketing cooperative.

That’s a Lot of Hay

Tennessee farmers produce a lot of hay each year, and May is one of the prime months for production.  USDA NASS TN Field Office  

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 Place to Turn

Farmers have had it tough over the last several years and the Farm Service Agency is a place they can turn to for information,...

Swine Fever Reshaping the Global Pork Industry

The African swine fever outbreak in China means the nation must import more pork to keep up with demand.

Leading the Way

Farm Bureau leaders from across the state held their annual meeting in Franklin recently where they discussed issues affecting our most important industry.

A Super Day for Food Safety

The lack of a good defensive safety can cost a football team dearly. So can the lack of good food safety at your Super...

Making the Most Out of Unprecedented Times

Tennessee Extension, 4-Hers and staff are attempting to make the most out of these days spent social distancing.

Taking It In a Stride

The impact of COVID-19 continues as college students across the state have been facing these uncertain times just like everyone else.

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