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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.

Melissa Bratton

Cattle Talk Down Under

 A GROUP OF CATTLE PRODUCERS THAT ARE PART OF GENETICS AUSTRAILA ARE TRAVELING THIS SUMMER IN AMERICA AND THEY MADE STOPS IN TENNESSEE.

Treemendous Opportunity

John McFadden is CEO of the TN Environmental Council and this year they have a goal of planting 250,000 trees in one day on...

Standing Up for her Farmers

6TH DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN DIANNE BLACK SAYS ITS IMPORTANT TO HEAR FROM AND MEET WITH FARMERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR ISSUES.

4-H Ambassador Tour

STATE 4-H COUNCIL PRESIDENT ALEX CROCKETT OF FENTRESS COUNTY IS ONE OF THE MANY SUCCESS STORIES COMING FROM THIS IMPORTANT YOUTH ORGANIZATION.  

Ag Literacy in the Classroom

This is Agriculture Literacy Week in Tennessee, the week the state has officially set aside each year to hopefully teach our school kids more...

Learning to Teach

NATE REPETZ WILL GRADUATE WITH A DEGREE IN AG EDUCATION AND HE AND 6 OTHER STUDENTS FROM PENN STATE UNIVERSITY HAVE BEEN TRAVELING IN...

Ditching the Waters of the U.S.

American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall was able to witness President Trump to eliminate the Waters of the U.S. rule.

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...

Deep Space Farming

A university and private company are joining forces to help NASA solve a challenge of deep space travel – a fresh food supply.

Final Release of 2012 Census of Ag

If you have questions about agriculture, the 2012 Census of Agriculture now has answers. 

Patriot Project Connecting Farming and Veterans

Farm Bureau’s Patriot Project brings veterans to the farm. Micheal Clements has more.

Ag Trade Vital to All

The story of ag trade is quite a success for American and Tennessee farmers says Sara Lilygren, president of Farmers for Free Trade.

Tennessee 4-H Tours the State

TN 4-H Extension Specialist Justin Crowe traveled with this premier 4-H Ambassador group this summer across the state on a tour visiting agricultural stakeholders.

Not Enough Workers to Harvest

WHILE OUR CONGRESS CONTINUES TO ARGUE ABOUT THE DEBT CEILING AND BUDGET, THEY ARE NOT DEALING WITH OTHER ISSUES IMPORTANT TO THE COUNTRY –...

Farm Leaders on the Hill

THIS WEEK IN NASHVILLE, FARM BUREAU LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE HAVE BEEN VISIING THEIR LAWMAKERS AS PART OF THEIR ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE VISITS. 

National Leadership Forum

The National Leadership Forum happens around this time each year in Searcy, Arkansas on the campus of Harding University.  High school students from all...

Kleppers Named Outstanding Young Farmers of the Year

MARK AND CINDY KLEPPER OF GREENE COUNTY RECIEVED THE TFBF’S OUTSTANDING YOUNG FARMER & ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DURING THE 45TH ANNUAL YOUNG FARMER SUMMER CONFERENCE.

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...

Thanksgiving Dinner

Tennessee farmers are thankful for their jobs at producing the food we enjoy at Thanksgiving.

A Growing Threat to the Deer Population

Tennessee wildlife officials gave updates this week to state lawmakers about the situation in Southwest Tennessee where Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has now been...

Tennessee Valley Fair ‘Farm Day’

KIDS LEARNING ALL ABOUT THE FARM THIS WEEK AT THE TENNESSEE VALLEY FAIR IN KNOXVILLE.  IT’S FARM DAY COORDINATED BY THE UT EXTENSION SERVICE.  

Jr Hog Success

The interest continues to stay strong for Tennessee’s Junior Livestock shows.  The latest success comes from the state Jr. Market Hog show held at...

Record Corn Harvest for Some

ALTHOUGH CORN HARVEST IS GOING SLOW, MOST FARMERS ARE EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH THE YIELDS THAT THEY ARE GETTING

National Champion Tenn. 4-H Team

A PROUD GROUP OF TENNESSEE 4-HERS ARE BACK HOME AFTER WINNING THE NATIONAL 4-H LIVESTOCK SKILLATHON CONTEST HELD AT THE NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK...

Contact Lawmakers Now to Support the Farm Bill

Now is the time to let legislators know how important the farm bill is to rural America.

Farmers Believe in GMOs

As Tennessee farmers put their hopes on a good growing season for their crops like corn and soybeans, they’re hoping the rest of the...

Food for the Future

A lot of lettuce quietly going to market everyday from rural Overton County.  Production for Tanimura and Antle’s hydroponics facility that opened nearly ten...

USDA Reduces Farm Income Forecast

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

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...

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