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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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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.

FFA Star Power

THE FFA IS STILL AN AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATION AT HEART, AND RECENTLY AT THE STATE FFA CONVENTION, THEY NAMED THEIR STAR FARMER AND STAR IN...

Farm Leaders Proud of Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau leaders attending the American Farm Bureau annual meeting talk about why they are Farm Bureau Proud.  

If You Like Peaches…

Fresh, juicy peaches. One of the most delicious things about summer. But South Carolina peach farmer Chalmers Carr explains that without the foreign workers...

A Citizen Legislature

38-year old farmer Rusty Grills of Dyer County was officially sworn into office as the second session of the 111th Tennessee General Assembly is...

Growing Ag Ideas at Tech

The new director for the School of Agriculture at Tennessee Tech University is Dr. Dennis Duncan and he says there are several new projects...

Talk the Talk

In today’s world of social media, engaging with everyone, not just those already in your circle, can be difficult. But one company has been...

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.

Voices Heard

Tennessee congressman Dr. Scott DesJarlais has been traveling the 4th District over the Augus recess and he recently took time to meet with nearly...

West Nile Virus

The West Nile Virus outbreak is due in part to an increase in mosquitoes. USDA’S Rod Bain has the story.

Williamson Co. Couple Wins Excellence in Ag

Chuck Yoest and Jennifer Hatcher were named the 2013 TFBF Excellence in Agriculture winners.

Farm Credit Invests in the Future

The Farm Credit Scholars Program is a leadership investment program Farm Credit Mid-America created for students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Safeguarding From Bird Flu

SINCE LAST DECEMBER, USDA HAS CONFIRMED SEVERAL CASES OF HIGHLY PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA H5 IN THE PACIFIC, CENTRAL AND MISSISSIPPI FLYWAYS.

More U.S. Beef, Ag Products Headed To Japan

Jennifer Houston, Tennessee cattle producer and president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, talks about the new trade agreement between the U.S. and Japan...

4-H, FFA Members Meet the President

Two Tennessee agriculture youth leaders got the chance of a lifetime to meet President Donald Trump.

Record Net Farm Income Projected

Income prospects for the farm sector are looking much better than they did only six months ago. Gary Crawford has the latest USDA income...

Better Late than Never

FRANKLIN COUNTY FARMER MIKE ROBINSON SAYS THE PAST TWO WEEKS WERE JUST WHAT HE’S NEEDED TO TRY AND CATCH UP WITH SPRING PLANTING. 

FFA Star in Agriscience

Recently during the Tennessee State FFA convention, Montana Wright of the Stewarts Creek FFA chapter was named the state Star in Agriscience.

Cleaning Up the Act

YESTERDAY THE SENATE FAILED TO PASS A BILL THAT WOULD HAVE PUT A STOP TO THE EPA’S WATERS OF THE U.S. RULE, BUT THEY...

Senate Leader Looking to help Rural TN

STATE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MARK NORRIS OF COLLIERVILLE IS IN HIS 16TH YEAR IN THE TN GENERAL ASSEMBLY.  

Agriculture and the Environment Go Hand-in-Hand

Farms are some of the most environmentally friendly people you will ever meet, making their land and surroundings better for generations to come.

Seconds Matter

Carroll County farmer Hal Eason says everybody needs to think about farm safety constantly, no matter the task.

30 Years of Service

Rep. Steve McDaniel, a long-time member of the state House of Representatives is looking forward to going home at the conclusion of this legislative...

2nd Place Honors

Congratulations to due to Andy and Terra Davis of White County, who went home as the 2nd place winner of the Achievement Award contest...

Amplify the 88th TN FFA Convention

AMPLIFY IS THE CONVENTION THEME AT THE 88TH TN FFA CONVENTION WHERE MEMBERS ARE CELEBRATING THEIR YEAR IN THE BLUE JACKETS.

Amplify FFA

THE NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION BEGINS NEXT WEEK WITH MORE THAN 60,000 FFA MEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE NATION EXPECTED TO DECEND ON LOUISVILLE.

Blessed to Serve

University of Tennessee President Dr. Joe DiPietro speaking at Milan No Till Field day about his job of overseeing the statewide university system.

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