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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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Higher Inventory, Lower Placements

The latest Cattle on Feed Report shows a decline in placements and an increase in inventory.

Survey Says

When it comes to taking surveys, many of us are reluctant, but we all want to know the results.  That’s why it’s important for...

New Dean of Extension at UT

Dr. Ashley Stokes has been selected to serve as the next Dean of Extension for the University of Tennessee.  

Secure Milk Supply Plan

A FIELD DAY DEMONSTRATION AT MTSU’S DAIRY FARM SHOWED WHAT FARMERS WOULD DO IN THE EVENT OF A HOOF AND MOUTH DISEASE OUTBREAK TO KEEP MILK SAFE.

Ag Star Program Creates Stronger Voice

SINCE 2002 MORE THAN 150 WEST TNSANS INVOLVED IN THE AG COMMUNITY HAVE BENEFITED FROM WHAT’S KNOWN AS THE AG STAR PROGRAM.  

Water Still Rising

A VERY UNUSUAL WEATHER YEAR  AND A LOT OF RAIN IN DECEMBER AND FLOODING PROBLEMS ALONG THE MISSISSIPPIT AND THE TENNESSEE RIVERS.

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...

Lincoln County Tornado

LINCOLN COUNTY FARMER DAVID OGLE SAYS CONSIDERING THE DEVASTATION A TORNADO LEFT BEHIND ON HIS FARM AND OTHERS IN SOUTHERN LINCOLN COUNTY, THEY’RE LUCKY TO...

Properly Thawing Your Turkey

IF YOU ARE GOING TO BUY AND COOK A FROZEN TURKEY THIS THANKSGIVING, YOU MAY NEED TO PLAY AHEAD FOR THE THAWING PROCESS.

Getting the Story Out

Philip Brasher is a senior editor for Agri Pulse in Washington DC and has been reporting on food and agriculture policy for 18 years.

Ag In The Classroom Workshops

WHILE KIDS ARE OUT OF SCHOOL FOR THE SUMMER, MANY TENN. TEACHERS WILL TAKE PART IN WORKSHOPS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT UTILIZING AG IN...

Tennessee Shines at National FFA Convention

The National FFA Convention is happening now in Indianapolis, Indiana with more than 65,000 expected in attendance, and Tennessee FFA has many students competing...

Drought Hurting Barge Traffic

  The current drought is affecting some of the nation’s major waterways, like the Mississippi river, which are used heavily for agricultural import and...

Grain Bin Safety

First responders from seven lower Middle Tennessee counties just completed a course on grain bin awareness and rescue training.

A Glass of State Pride

As we continue to celebrate June Dairy Month here in Tennessee, we reflect on just how important supporting local dairies and creameries are to...

Tornado Impact of Farmers

Devastation from the tornado storms that hit middle Tennessee earlier this week continues.  

Payments on the Way

Farmers across Tennessee are encouraged to now sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program or CFAP through their local Farm Service Agency office.

Farmers Outreach

Young Farmers gathered this past weekend for the Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer Summer Conference in Columbia. They participated in a service project with...

Fall Fun on the Farm

FALL IS FINALLY HERE AND WITH THAT COMES FUN ON THE FARM! ALL ACROSS THE STATE FARMS ARE WELCOMING VISITORS TO TAKE PART IN...

Looking for Answers

Another blow to the state's dairy farms as Dean Foods announced they are filing for bankruptcy, which effects at least 77 dairy farms here...

TSU Opens New Biotechnology Building

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY HELD GRAND OPENING CEREMONIES FOR THREE NEW BUILDINGS, INCLUDING THE CENTERPIECE, AN 8 MILLION DOLLAR BIOTECH FACILITY.

Back Yard Gardens

CLOSE TO TWO HUNDRED FOLKS ATTENDED THE ANNUAL FRUITS OF THE BACK YARD FIELD DAY AT THE MIDDLE TN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CENTER IN...

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...

Corn Planting Intentions High for Now

THE USDA MARCH PLANTING INTENTIONS REPORT NUMBER FOR CORN ACREAGE WAS A SURPRISE TO MANY, BUT EXPERTS SAY THAT WILL LIKELY CHANGE.

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.

New Member of Farm Bureau Women Leadership Committee

Gloria Larrance of Jefferson County was selected to represent District 5 on the TFBF state Women’s Leadership Committee.

Keeping That New Year’s Resolution

Why do many of us fail to keep our New Year's resolution to start exercising? Gary Crawford has an expert with the answer.

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