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Live Interactive Data Shows Tennesseans the Impact of Agriculture and Forestry Where They Live

Live Interactive Data Shows Tennesseans the Impact of Agriculture and Forestry Where They Live

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) announces the launch of a new online, interactive source for agriculture and forestry information for every county in Tennessee. The live dashboards enable people to access real-time data for a range of information in one easy-to-access place. “Delivering useful, transparent data to the public, to agriculture industry leaders, and […]

UT Plateau AgResearch Center to Host Online Auction for Fall Cattle Sale

UT Plateau AgResearch Center to Host Online Auction for Fall Cattle Sale

More than 90 Registered Angus Females to be Sold CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — For the second year running, the fall cattle sale at the University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center will be an online auction. Bidding will begin November 3 and close on November 17. “Online auctions allow more buyers the opportunity to bid […]

UT Extension October Virtual Programs

UT Extension October Virtual Programs

UT Extension of Sevier County is offering Family and Consumer Science virtual programs through Zoom in October. The cost is free and interested attendees are asked to sign up prior to class. Canning Apple Butter will be presented Tuesday, October 13, from 7:00pm to 8:30 pm. Through this class, you will learn the basics of […]

Tennessee Farms Offer Safe, Outdoor Fun This Fall

Tennessee Farms Offer Safe, Outdoor Fun This Fall

Are you looking for a way to get outside and enjoy fall fun with family and friends? A trip to a Tennessee farm this season will bring smiling faces, family entertainment, and unforgettable memories. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, agritourism operators have implemented health measures to make sure your visit is safe and enjoyable. […]

Tennessee Market Highlights for September 11, 2020

Tennessee Market Highlights for September 11, 2020

USDA Livestock and Crop Disaster Program Sign up Deadline September 11, 2020

USDA Livestock and Crop Disaster Program Sign up Deadline September 11, 2020

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) provides direct relief to producers who face price declines and additional marketing cost due to COVID-19, according to James L. Griffin, County Executive Director of Jefferson/Sevier/Cocke Farms Service Agency. Currently our office is closed to visitors due to COVID-19 pandemic. Producers/visitors can obtain a CFAP application by calling our […]

Agritourism Bill Signed Into Law by Governor Lee

Agritourism Bill Signed Into Law by Governor Lee

State Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) and Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) sponsored legislation in the 111th General Assembly to protect Agritourism venues from liability. House Bill 2371 and Senate Bill 2423 shield Agritourism professionals and farm businesses from liability that may result from damage to a participant’s property during a Agritourism activity. In passing this […]

UT Offers Boot Camps for Farmers Market Vendors

UT Offers Boot Camps for Farmers Market Vendors

Farmers interested in marketing their products directly to consumers at farmers markets, roadside stands, CSAs and you-pick operations are encouraged to attend the Center for Profitable Agriculture’s upcoming Farmers Market Vendor Boot Camp workshops. Specialists from University of Tennessee Extension along with Tennessee Department of Agriculture staff will teach the six workshops offered across the state. […]

UT Extension Hosts Grain Conference in West Tennessee

UT Extension Hosts Grain Conference in West Tennessee

Informative presentations, an extensive trade show, and an opportunity to network with some of the leaders in corn and soybean production are all on the agenda for the 2020 West Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference. This University of Tennessee Extension event will be held on Thursday, February 6, at the Dyer County Fairgrounds on […]

Find the Holiday Spirit at Tennessee Christmas Tree Farms

Find the Holiday Spirit at Tennessee Christmas Tree Farms

There is nothing quite like going to the farm to pick out the perfect Christmas tree, but that’s not all you will find at the farm this year. With attractions like petting zoos, pictures with Santa, and gift shops, farmers are creating magical outdoor adventures that are drawing visitors back year after year. Erin’s Farm in […]

USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage Program

USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Dairy producers can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened signup today for the program that helps producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities. “We know it’s tough out there for American farmers, including our dairy producers,” said […]

Farmers Markets Create Communities Within Communities

Farmers Markets Create Communities Within Communities

Tennessee’s farmers markets are providing more than just a place to find fresh food. They are furnishing an environment that allows the community to flourish. This year, many farmers markets are hosting special events for families and communities to enjoy, while fostering personal connections to those who produce nutritious food across the state. The Van […]

UT Extension Offers Workshops about Growing Hops as a Specialty Crop

UT Extension Offers Workshops about Growing Hops as a Specialty Crop

The expansion of the microbrewery industry in Tennessee is stimulating an interest for locally produced hops and other crops used in brewing and distilling. To help producers understand the potential for hops as a crop in Tennessee, experts from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will present informational workshops on the production and marketing […]

UT Agriculture Tennessee Market Highlights, May 25, 2018

UT Agriculture Tennessee Market Highlights, May 25, 2018

Monthly Crop Outlook & Tennessee Market Highlights, May 10, 2018

Monthly Crop Outlook & Tennessee Market Highlights, May 10, 2018

Poultry Owners Urged to Help Prevent Outbreak of Avian Influenza

Poultry Owners Urged to Help Prevent Outbreak of Avian Influenza

When the temperature drops, the risk of avian influenza rises. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is advising poultry owners to take precautions to safeguard their flocks. Avian influenza has not been detected in any domesticated poultry in Tennessee in 2018. However, in March 2017, strains of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and low pathogenic avian […]

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