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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

72nd TN Farm Bureau Presidents Conference

Farmers across the state gathered in Middle Tennessee to get updated on current farm issues and networking with others with similar interests.

Preparing the Future

While most kids are out of school for the Summer break, there are some teachers already prepping for the return to the classroom by...

Wampler’s Sausage Sustainability

WAMPLER’S FARM SAUSAGE COMPANY CONTINUES TO IMPLEMENT TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE ENERGY COSTS.

Celebrating June Dairy Month

TENN 4-H JUNE DAIRY MONTH CHAIRMEN IN SEVERAL COUNTIES WILL BE WORKING TO PROMOTE THE BENEFITS OF THE DAIRY INDUSTRY TO THE STATE ECONOMY...

Safety on the Farm

Its National Farm Safety and Health Week and Tennessee Commissioners of Agriculture and Health are reminding all Tennesseans that this time of year is...

New Garden Grants

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

FFA Land Judging

IN WEST TENNESSEE’S WEAKLEY COUNTY, THE STATE FFA AND 4-H LAND JUDGING COMPETITIONS WERE HELD AND WILSON CENTRAL’S FFA TEAM CAME OUT ON TOP.

Farm Bill Becomes Law

The President has signed the Agricultural Act of 2014, making the Farm Bill law for the next five years.

Tennessee’s Largest Agricultural Classroom

More than 1300 students came to the Tennessee State Fair recently to the state's largest agricultural classroom.

Reach to Recovery

For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery program has helped BOTH MEN AND WOMEN cope with their breast cancer...

Senate Passes Farm Bill

PASSAGE OF A NEW FARM BILL BY THE U.S. SENATE HAS THE FARM COMMUNITY EXCITED THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WILL SOON DO THE...

Major Ag Policy Discussions Coming in 2017

The American Farm Bureau Federation anticipates major agricultural policy discussions in 2017. Micheal Clements has more.

Omelet Cook-Off Promotes Ag Industry

AS PART OF THIS WEEK’S CELEBRATION OF TENNESSEE AND AMERICAN AGRICULTURE, THE FARM AND FOREST FAMILIES OF TENN HELD AN OMELET COOK-OFF AT THE...

Future Ag Leaders Go All Out

 NEW LEADERS WERE RECENTLY ELECTED TO SERVE THE TENNESSEE FFA FOR THE NEXT YEAR AND THEY HAVE SOME LOFTY GOALS TO ACCOMPLISH.

Tennessee Ag in 2017

When you look back on Tennessee agriculture in 2017, one of the top stories would have to be the outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian...

Harvest for All

Twenty-eight million meals were served in 2012 thanks to Farm Bureau families across the country who donated a record breaking amount of food, time...

Coming Together to End Opioid Epidemic

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced a comprehensive plan to end the opioid epidemic and the nation’s two largest farming organizations have announced a...

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