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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

Meeting the Challenge

GOV. HASLAM’S LAUNCH TENNESSEE PROGRAM HELPS TO ENCOURAGE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION FOR STARTUP COMPANIES TO ESTABLISH IN THE STATE. THE TN DEPT. OF AG  IS...

Prepared to Win

Recently at the 90th Tennessee State FFA Convention, John Ryan Scarlett of the Jefferson County FFA Chapter was named the state winner in the...

Logger Recognized by TN General Assembly

Sam & Jennifer Trott of Trott Lumber Company in Shelbyville were recognized this spring by the Tennessee General Assembly with a resolution for their...

Prized Truck

The Whitt’s of Rutherford County received the keys to their 2014 GMC pick-up truck for being named the national Young Farmers of the Year....

UAV Opportunities to Ag Flying Higher

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES CONTINUE TO SPARK INTEREST IN THE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF WHAT’S BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF THE BEST INDUSTRIES SUITED FOR THE TECHNOLOGY.  

AFBF 94th Convention

Many Voices, One Vision is the theme for this year’s 94th Annual meeting held in Nashville, Tennessee and farmers from all over the country...

Picnic Safety

EXPERTS SAY IF YOU DON’T WANT YOUR WEEKEND COOKOUT TO MAKE PEOPLE SICK, YOU HAVE TO PLAN AHEAD FOR SAFETY. 

Supermarkets vs. the World

Our supermarkets are being challenged on a number of fronts by some unlikely competitors. USDA’s Gary Crawford has the story.

Cattle Talk Down Under

NIGEL SIMMONS AND A GROUP OF AUSSIE CATTLE PRODUCERS THAT ARE PART OF GENETICS AUSTRAILA ARE TRAVELING THIS SUMMER IN AMERICA AND THEY MADE...

Improving Dairy Practices

Dairy is an important part of a well-balanced diet and Tennessee's agricultural economy, but as we know, dairies are currently struggling. Dr. Jeffery Bewley,...

Walmart and Local Farmers

 WALMART SEES VALUE IN PARTNERING WITH LOCAL FARMERS TO BRING CUSTOMERS MORE FRESH, LOCAL FOOD.

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.

A Special Time for Beef

NATIONAL CATTLEMEN’S BEEF ASSOCIATION’S CEO FORREST ROBERTS WAS IN TENNESSEE RECENTLY FOR THE TN CATTLEMENS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION AND HE LIKE SO MANY OTHERS IS...

Let ’em Walk

The excitement is building in Shelbyville, TN as tomorrow night the 2016 Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Champion will be named.

90th National FFA Convention Underway

Tennessee FFA members have descended on Indianapolis, Indiana for the National FFA Convention.

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...

The Roads Less Traveled

TN AG COMMISSIONER JULIUS JOHNSON GAVE TESTIMONY TO THE SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING OUR RURAL ROADS.

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...

A Passion for Ag

32 YEAR OLD ROBERT ELLIOTT OF ROBERTSON COUNTY WAS RECENTLY ELECTED TO SERVE AS CHAIRMAN OF TN’S YOUNG FARMER AND RANCHERS’ STATE COMMITTEE. 

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

91st Tennessee Farm Bureau Convention

Tennessee Farm Bureau leaders hold their business session and select a new vice president, at-large director.

Finally Good Planting Weather

Its been a long time coming but it looks as if the weather will cooperate for a while for Tennessee row crop farmers as...

Music City Beef Connection

New NCBA President Craig Uden of Nebraska says record crowd attends cattle industry convention and trade show in Nashville.

Livestock Haulers Seeking More Flexible Hours of Service Rules

Organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country are asking the Department of Transportation for more flexibility on Hours of Service requirements....

June Dairy Month

June is dairy month and all month long we will be highlighting the state’s dairy farmers and the importance of getting dairy in your...

Overton County Couple Wins Achievement Award

Joe and Rebecca Smith of Overton County have been named the Tennessee Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement winners for 2017.

The Best Field Trip of the Year

CLAIBORNE COUNTY 5TH GRADERS HAD THEIR BEST FIELD TRIP OF THE YEAR AT THE ANNUAL FARM CITY DAY.  SPONSORED BY THE CLAIBORNE COUNTY FARM...

Lots of Great Ways to Celebrate the Outdoors

There are several activities and events planned for National Great Outdoors Month and many ways for you to take part.

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