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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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Enhancing the Dairy

SEVERAL TN DAIRY FARMERS ATTENDED THE PROFESSIONAL DAIRY PRODUCERS OF WISCONSIN ANNUAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE IN MADISON, WISCONSIN

Renegotiating NAFTA

The American Farm Bureau Federation is looking forward to the renegotiation of NAFTA.

Ag Education for Teachers

THE ANNUAL AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS RECENTLY TOOK PLACE ACROSS THE STATE OF TENNESSEE. AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM IS GEARED TOWARDS TEACHING PRE-K ...

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...

State of the Union for Ag

If the experts at USDA’s recent Outlook Forum are right, 2018 will be yet another year of belt tightening by farmers.

Still Our Number One Industry

Rep. Curtis Halford is chairing once again the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee during the 110th Tennessee General Assembly.

More Than Just Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day, an extremely important day to remember those that have served and are serving.  But its also the birthday of one...

Good Bugs?

NOT ALL INSECTS ARE BAD, Some insects help us in our daily lives in a variety of ways. USDA’S Rod Bain HAS THE STORY.

Our Farms are Our Future

There's a reason the state seal of Tennessee has agriculture prominently displayed.

From the Garden to the Capitol

TYLER BROWN IS THE EXECUTIVE CHEF OF THE CAPITOL GRILLE AT THE FAMOUS HERMITAGE HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE, AND HE’S COOKING UP PRODUCE AND...

4-H Camp Returns to West Tennessee

THE TN GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS APPROVED THE STATE BUDGET FOR 2015-16 AND INCLUDED IN THE $33.8 BILLION DOLLAR DOCUMENT IS FUNDING FOR THE PURCHASE...

Sea of Blue

THOUSANDS OF TN FFA MEMBERS FROM JOHNSON COUNTY TO TIPTON COUNTY ARE IN GATLINBURG THIS WEEK FOR THEIR 88TH ANNUAL CONVENTION.  

Progress for Ag Labor Legislation

Congress continues their debate over negotiating a new immigration policy.  And agricultural labor is an important part of the negotiations.  

Committed to Serving Beef

From the ground up, Jennifer Houston has been a passionate promoter of beef.  And she's ready to become the next president of the nation's...

Growing Bio Plastics

Knoxville-based start-up company, Grow Bio Plastics didn’t win the Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge this year, but it was a great opportunity to show...

Making An Impact in FFA

The Tennessee state FFA convention was recently held in Gatlinburg and FFA’s national Central Region Vice President Piper Merritt was able to attend the...

Where the Green Grass Grows

Dr. John Sorochan helps lead the turfgrass management program for the plant sciences department at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The program is...

Priorities Raised for Rural Tennessee

Gov. Bill Lee's State of the State address on Monday highlighted many of his initiatives to building a stronger rural Tennessee.

Adding Value to Tennessee Cattle

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

Modern Farming

TN COMMISSIONER OF AG JULIUS JOHNSON SAYS THE SUCCESS OF THE AG INDUSTRY IN THE FUTURE WILL BE DEPENDENT ON FARMERS EFFORTS IN ADOPTING NEW TECHNOLOGIES.

Local Honey a Win, Win

DURING THE BUSY FALL SEASON, HONEY ISN’T SOMETHING THAT POPS INTO YOUR HEAD RIGHT AWAY, BUT LOTS OF FARMS IN TENNESSEE SELL THIS PURELY...

Summer Picnic for 10 Still Under $6 Per Person

Summer is upon us and the American Farm Bureau Federation has released its second annual July Fourth Picnic Survey results

Getting Closer

It may not feel like it today, but Spring is fast approaching and farmers are gearing up for another crop season.

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. 

That Sinking Feeling

IF YOU HAVE THAT SINKING FEELING LIKE YOU HAVE THE FLU, IT MIGHT NOT BE FROM A FLU VIRUS, IT MAY BE FROM YOUR...

A Food Supply Chain Readjustment

The nation's food supply chain is known for its production and efficiency yet has recently been realigned to assure supplies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Large Increase in Farmland Values

If you bought or rented farmland in the last year, you probably paid quite a bit more for it.  USDA reports.

The Queen of Fruits

UT FRUIT SPECIALIST DR. DAVID LOCKWOOD SAYS TN’S PEACH CROP IS TURNING OUT VERY GOOD THIS SUMMER.  

Supporting Local Businesses

Debbie Ball, TDA's Agricultural Business Development Consultant for Pick Tennessee Products, advises consumers to use the Pick Tennessee Products website or the Pick Tennessee...

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...

Celebrating June Dairy Month

In Tennessee, we're spending the month of June promoting and consuming milk. To learn more about June Dairy Month, visit the Dairy Alliance.

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