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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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Sharing the Story

John Butler is now overseeing the day-to-day operations of Agricenter International.  This multi-faceted complex and farm is a treasure found just outside of Memphis.

TN Team in Running for Entrepreneur of the Year

Four finalist teams will compete next month to win the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Rural Entrepreneur of the Year award. AFBF’s Micheal Clements has...

AG Launch

THE TN DEPT OF AGRICULTURE AND USDA’S RURAL DEVELOPMENT HAVE COMBINED RESOURCES TO PROVIDE SOME $220,000 SEED MONEY TO HELP FUND AGRI-TECH INNOVATION AND...

HPAI Control Zone Released in Lincoln Co.

State Veterinarian Dr. Charles Hatcher has announced that the control zone surrounding two Lincoln County poultry farms affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza has...

Rounding Up the Best

Close to 400 4-H'ers, volunteers and staff have been participating in the 96th annual Tennessee 4-H Round Up this week on the campus of...

New Garden Grants

NOT MUCH GROWING OUTSIDE THIS TIME OF YEAR, BUT COME THIS SPRING, TENN. ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS WILL HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO PLANT THEIR OWN...

From High School to College

When you hear about 4-H or FFA, you typically relate both organizations to students in either elementary, middle or high school, but students from...

Tennessee Jr. Sheep Expo

Hundreds of 4-H and FFA members are showing off their skills and sheep at the Tennessee Jr Livestock Expo Sheep events in Cookeville.

A Snapshot of Current Farm Economy

Farm prices are most noticed, yet there are other indicators to consider when it comes to the current economic health of farmers and ranchers.

Farmers Still Hoping for Farm Bill

The top agriculture person in the Obama Cabinet continues to talk about the need for passage of the long-awaited farm bill.

Still Producing Hay

Usually this time of year, most farmers have gotten up all of their hay, but the season is going on a little longer than...

EPA Rule-making Process in Question

A cache of internal memos that federal regulators intended to keep private reveals a culture of secrecy, falsehood and dysfunction that permeated the Waters...

Precision Tools for Bio Crops

GENERA ENERGY HAS PARTNERED WITH PRECSION HAWK TO DEVELOP NEW ANALYSIS ALGORITHMS SPECIFIC TO GROWING BETTER BIOMASS CROPS SUCH AS SWITCHGRASS.

Seconds Matter

Carroll County farmer Hal Eason says everybody needs to think about safety, constantly. After a tractor accident in 2014, he’s thankful to be alive.

Farm Safety Getting More Attention

This week the President has proclaimed National Farm Safety and Health Week.

Commissioner Templeton Meets with Farmers

Commissioner of Agriculture, Jai Templeton, recently met with farmers in East Tennessee to discuss agricultural issues facing the region.

Trade’s Impact

Johnathan Cordone is USDA"s Under Secretary for Farm & Foreighn Relations and he recently updated Tenn. Farm Bureau leaders on the importance of global...

Irrigated Acres Increase

Although irrigation is expensive, this year’s drought reminded farmers of the long-term benefits and worthwhile end result of having an irrigation system.

Tenn. Ag Leadership Forum

Individuals from across the state involved in all aspects of agriculture gathered recently in Murfreesboro for the Tennessee Agriculture Leadership Forum sponsored by Farm...

Family Farm Numbers

THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE WITH THE US. DEPT OF AGRICULTURE HAS A NEW REPORT OUT THAT VERIFYS THE NUMBER OF FAMILY FARMS  ALL ACROSS...

Tenn. FFA Convention Preview

TENNESSEE STATE FFA OFFICERS ARE IN FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE 86TH CONVENTION WHERE THEY IGNITE THE PASSIONS OF THE MEMBERS AND GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE.

The Push for TPP

USDA acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse met with farmers and other business leaders to discuss the administration’s position and the benefits of passage of...

Industry Appreciation

Tennessee Livestock Producers is a livestock marketing company that’s been around for nearly a century and recently they held their Industry Partner Day at...

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