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Tennessee Home & Farm Radio is a two-minute agricultural highlight with co-hosts Lee Maddox, Melissa Burniston Bratton and Amy Beckham. Radio programs mostly focus on Tennessee agriculture and rural life with some national scope thrown in to keep everyone informed. 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. Bratton hails from Johnson County, Tennessee, where her family has a nursery and landscaping business, and she graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a double major in agricultural education and communications. 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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Under Secretary Discusses Rural Water

USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager attended the National Rural Water Association meeting in Nashville and talked about the importance of having...

Biofuels Important to Military

  The world’s biggest user of petroleum wants to diversify its fuel options. American Farm Bureau energy specialist Andrew Walmsley talks about why that’s good...

TN 5th Graders Help Plant White House Kitchen Garden

Faculty and students of the Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Technology Academy of Knoxville were invited to help First Lady Michelle Obama plant the White...

House Defeats Farm Bill

COMING OFF THE RECENT PASSAGE OF THE FARM BILL BY THE U.S. SENATE, THERE WAS MUCH ANTICIPATION FOR THE SAME IN THE HOUSE OF...

Memphis Bioworks

MEMPHIS BIOWORKS, FOUNDED IN 2001, BRINGS TOGETHER PUBLIC, PRIVATE, ACADEMIC AND GOVERNMENT ENTITIES TO EXPAND INTERESTS ON BIOSCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES.

“Ag brings out the best of Tennessee”

TN GOV BILL HASLAM SPOKE AT THE TN AGRICULTURE LEADERSHIP FORUM.  THE CONFERENCE IS SPONSORED BY FARM CREDIT OF MID AMERICA, COBANK AND THE TN...

A Plan for Growing Ag and Forestry

Over the past year, Tennessee’s top agricultural leaders have put together a 10-year strategic plan for agriculture and recently presented it to Gov. Haslam....

Wild Hog Problems Slowing

TWRA’S Whild Hog Eradication Action Team (WHEAT) is making headway in addressing wild hog problem.

Getting the Word Out

VAL DOLCINI, THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE FARM SERVICE AGENCY HAS BEEN IN TENNESSEE TO DISCUSS NEW CHANGES IN THE FARM BILL.

East Tenn. Farmers Need More Rain

UNLIKE THE WET WEATHER FARMERS HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING IN WEST AND MIDDLE TENN, FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, ITS BEEN JUST THE OPPOSITE...

75th Tennessee Farm Bureau Presidents Conference

TN FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT LACY UPCHURCH SAYS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PRESIDENTS CONFERENCE WAS HELD THIS WEEK IN FRANKLIN, AS FARM BUREAU LEADERS FROM ALL ACROSS...

Red Meat Still Important to Diet

  While the World Health Organization has classified processed meats as a carcinogen and red meats as a probable carcinogen, they can still be part...

Veterans in Ag

THOUSANDS OF MILITARY PEOPLE ARE BEING RELEASED FROM SERVICE AND SOME MAY SOMEDAY BE GROWING OUR FOOD.

A Passion for Farming

Farming gets in your blood and there’s no better way to describe that passion for Tennessee Young Farmers & Ranchers.

Tennessee National 4-H Winners

For six members of Tennessee’s 4-H Skillathon Team, the rewards came pouring in at the their national competition during the North American Livestock Expo...

Farm Bureau Leaders Gathered in Franklin

The 96th Tennessee Farm Bureau Convention and Annual Meeting is underway in Williamson County as farm leaders from all across the state are attending.

Learning in the Summer

The Tennessee Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences hosted at the University of Tennessee at Martin is half-way through their 2018 summer term.

Resiliency is the Answer

Marty Matlock is the Executive Director for the Office of Sustainability at the University of Arkansas Resiliency Center. Matlock recently attended our annual Presidents...

Eat Together. Eat Better.

This October the Dairy Alliance is making their annual effort to encourage families to eat together at least one meal a day.

Beagle Brigade Protection

USDA and the livestock industry are among partners in efforts to keep foreign animal disease threats out of our borders, with strategies such as...

President Addresses Farm Bureau Leaders

For the second straight year, President Donald Trump addressed Farm Bureau leaders, this time at their centennial celebration in New Orleans

Tennessee Agribition Kicking Off

Agribition offers a unique chance for producers to see top quality show animals on Friday and then purchase them on Saturday and this event...

All In on Ag

Tennessee's Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Charlie Hatcher is embracing his new role of leading the Department of Agriculture.

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