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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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Thankful Farmers

While harvest continues for many Tennessee farmers, they’re taking time to give thanks for their many blessings.

The Future of Ag

DR. DAVID KOHL, PROFESSOR EMERITUS FROM THE DEPT OF AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS AT VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY DISCUSSED THE FUTURE OF AG DURING THE TENNESSEE AG...

TN Tech Agritourism Degree

TENN. TECH UNIVERSITY BOASTS A ONE-OF-A-KIND AGRITOURISM MAJOR WHERE STUDENTS ARE GETTING A HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE.

Tenn. Residence Garden Wins International Award

THE TENN. EXECUTIVE RESIDENCE KITCHEN AND CUTTING GARDEN HAS BEEN NAMED FIRST PLACE IN THIS YEAR’S INTERNATIONAL MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION SEARCH FOR EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION IN...

The Challenges for Young Farmers

THE TENN. FARM BUREAU SPONSORS A YOUNG FARMER AND RANCHER PROGRAM THAT’S MADE UP OF YOUNG FARMERS ACROSS THE STATE BETWEEN THE AGES OF...

Farm and Forest

WHEN ALABAMA FARM BOY NICK PATTERSON ARRIVED IN CLAY COUNTY A  FEW YEARS AGO TO START HIS VETERINARY PRACTICE, HE WASN’T THINKING MUCH ABOUT...

WOTUS Ditched for Now

THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT HAS ISSUED A TEMPORARY STAY OF THE EPA AND CORPS OF ENGINEERS ‘WATERS OF THE...

Last Minute Garden Gifts

IS THERE AN ARDENT GARDENER ON YOUR GIFT LIST?  IF SO, THIS REPORT MAY HELP YOU FIND JUST THE RIGHT LAST MINUTE GIFT.

Major Ag Policy Discussions Coming in 2017

The American Farm Bureau Federation anticipates major agricultural policy discussions in 2017. Micheal Clements has more.

Connecting Rural Economic Growth and Internet Connectivity

Demand is growing for increased internet connectivity in rural America, and a significant reason is economic growth.

WOTUS Rule Still a Threat

Even though WOTUS isn’t a hot topic right now, the threat isn’t gone, and action is still needed by many agricultural advocates to push...

Getting More for Our Corn

All across Tennessee, corn farmers have been benefiting from scattered rain showers and they also hope to benefit later this summer from a vote...

Expanding the Broadband Reach

Expanding broadband service to rural areas is a priority for many and the recent announcement from Middle Tennessee Electric Cooperative will help several under-served...

Help for Rural America

USDA has teamed up with the Bureau of Justice Assistance to host a rural judges and sheriffs workshop to address opioid abuse in our...

Putting the Farm Bill to Work

Tennessee and American farmers were pleased that Congress approved a new Farm Bill just before Christmas, but a lot of time lost on the...

FFA Just One

The 91st Tennessee FFA Convention kicks off today and 3000 plus FFA members from across the state will turn Gatlinburg's streets blue and gold...

Lab Grown Meat a Rising Concern

Lab-grown meat or cell-cultured meat is a topic that is becoming more talked about and the Tennessee Cattlemen's Association is monitoring closely.

FFA Members Promote Beef

Students from McMinn County FFA teamed up to promote beef in their local area. Learn more about beef promotion here.  Get more information about the Tennessee...

The ‘Polar Coaster’ is Coming

We still have some three weeks of Summer left but many of us have already felt a hint of Fall in the air.  But...

An Even Bigger China Trade Deal for Ag

President Trump and U.S. farmers are excited to hear the news of positive negotiations towards trade with China.

Farm Fibers Sustaining All of Us

Genera in Vonore, TN is continuing its focus of utilizing products grown locally and producing renewable solutions that are helping to benefit rural communities...

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.

Cattle Numbers Decline

Dr. Andrew Griffith of the University of Tenn. talks about the declining inventory numbers for cattle and calves.

Cotton Crop Needs Heat

ALL THE WET WEATHER AND COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES HAS COTTON PRODUCERS CONCERNED OVER THE CONDITION OF THE CROP HEADING TOWARDS HARVEST.

Tenn’s Women of Congress

Rep. Dianne Black and Rep. Marsha Blackburn have been hearing from farmers during the August recess.

Agricenter International

AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT JOHN CHARLES WILSON TALKIS ABOUT WHAT HAS AND CONTINUES TO BE A TREASURE FOR SHELBY COUNTY AND THE CITY OF MEMPHIS.   

Farm Bureau Providing Farmers with Resource to Talk Biotech

WITH THE MANY QUESTIONS AND MYTHS SURROUNDING BIOTECH IN AGRICULUTRE, THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU HAS DEVELOPED AN ONLINE RESOURCE TO PROVIDE FACTS ON GENETICALLY...

Rural Roots Leads to Business Success

FINAL FLIGHT OUTFITTERS OF UNION CITY HAS BEEN NAMED TENNESSEE’S FAMILY OWNED SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AND THAT SUCCESS COMES FROM THE FARM.

Backyard Birds

WITH THE APPROACHING FALL AND WINTER, STATE OFFICIALS ARE URGING POULTRY PRODUCERS AND FOLKS THAT HAVE A JUST A FEW BACK YARD BIRDS TO...

Thanksgiving Fact or Fiction

HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT THANKSGIVING HISTORY? A FEW THINGS WE THINK WE KNOW MAY NOT BE TRUE.

A Gift From the Last Frontier

THERE ARE MANY FIRST ASSOCIATED WITH THE US CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE HAILING FROM THE STATE CALLED “THE LAST FRONTIER” – ALASKA.

Feed the Grass

In many areas of the country including here in Tennessee, it is not too late to plant new grass seed. In fact, fall is...

Shop Local for Unique & Memorable Gifts

As Christmas rushes ever closer, you may be frantically looking for that special gift on your list – look no further than local farms...

4-H Fun at Academic Conference

While it may not sound like a lot of fun attending an academic conference in the Summer for Jr. High students, it was for...

Milan No-Till Field Day

It is the 30th anniversary of Milan's No-Till Field Day and new technologies for farmers is still the goal.

The Election is Over…Now What?

It seems like all we have heard and seen for the last several months have been related to the election...well it is over, we...

American Farm Bureau President Reflects on 2018

While 2018 was a difficult year for the agricultural economy, it was a successful year for agricultural policy. American Farm Bureau's Chad Smith has...

Up to Here in Mud

The wet, cold and muddy conditions seem almost too extreme this year for our cattle farmers.

Developing Rural Areas

Jim Tracy serves as the Tennessee State Director of USDA Rural Development, where one of his main priorities has been and will continue to...

Unofficial Start of Summer

Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember and honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice defending our country, and many friends and families celebrate...

2nd Place Honors

Congratulations to due to Andy and Terra Davis of White County, who went home as the 2nd place winner of the Achievement Award contest...

The State Fair’s Future

Election day for the Mayor of Nashville and both candidates showed their support of the ag industry at a forum during the annual FFA...

AFBF Applauds Bill Addressing Rural Stress

New legislation in the Senate addresses mental health and stress stemming from the farm economy. Micheal Clements has more.

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