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Farmers Market Week: Buy Local During Peak Produce Season

Farmers Market Week: Buy Local During Peak Produce Season

August is peak produce time in Tennessee for many of your favorite fruits and vegetables. Farmers markets from east to west and in between are packed with fresh produce. Aug 7-13, 2022 is National Farmers Market Week and is the perfect time to stock up and support local farmers. “Farmers markets play an essential role […]

State Veterinarian Alerts Horse Owners to Cases of Potomac Horse Fever in Tennessee

State Veterinarian Alerts Horse Owners to Cases of Potomac Horse Fever in Tennessee

The State Veterinarian is advising horse owners to be alert after another confirmed case of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) in Tennessee. This week’s detection in a horse in Wayne County is in addition to two cases earlier this month in DeKalb and Rutherford Counties. “We are seeing an uptick in PHF cases in Tennessee compared to […]

Disease Affecting Cattle Detected in Tennessee

Disease Affecting Cattle Detected in Tennessee

The state veterinarian is announcing detection of Theileria orientalis in a herd of cattle in Middle Tennessee. Theileria is a tickborne parasite that infects red and white blood cells and causes severe anemia in cattle. There is no vaccine to prevent the illness or effective treatment. Once an animal is infected, it is a carrier for life. The […]

Agribusinesses Can Apply for Ag Enterprise Fund Cost Shares

Agribusinesses Can Apply for Ag Enterprise Fund Cost Shares

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting applications from agricultural, food, and forestry businesses to receive cost-share funding through its Agricultural Enterprise Fund (AEF) program. AEF grants are awarded to agricultural businesses in Tennessee that demonstrate a potential for impact on local farm income, access to markets, increased capacity, or agricultural innovation. The program […]

Fill Your Grill This Summer With Meats From a Tennessee Farm

Fill Your Grill This Summer With Meats From a Tennessee Farm

Pick Tennessee Products’ “Fill Your Grill” contest is back this year in plenty of time to plan your summer grilling menus. Winners will get to choose $200 in local meats from the Tennessee farm of their choice. There are two ways to register for the contest. From May 1 until May 15, visit www.picktnproducts.org and click on […]

UT System President Randy Boyd Welcomes Back the Organic Farming and Gardening Field Day

UT System President Randy Boyd Welcomes Back the Organic Farming and Gardening Field Day

Whether you’re interested in learning how to establish a raised garden bed at home or wanting to improve your commercial alley cropping, you’ll find the 2022 University of Tennessee Organic Farming and Gardening Field Day has something to offer. When the event was last held eighteen months ago, it took place virtually. This year, the […]

Tennessee Market Highlights for March 11, 2022

Tennessee Market Highlights for March 11, 2022

Tennessee Market Highlights for February 25, 2022

Tennessee Market Highlights for February 25, 2022

Tennessee Market Highlights for February 18, 2022

Tennessee Market Highlights for February 18, 2022

Agriculture Market Highlights, February 04, 2022

Agriculture Market Highlights, February 04, 2022

Agriculture Market Highlights, January 14, 2022

Agriculture Market Highlights, January 14, 2022

Agriculture Market Highlights, January 7, 2022

Agriculture Market Highlights, January 7, 2022

Tennessee AgrAbility continues to help farmers, ranchers

Tennessee AgrAbility continues to help farmers, ranchers

A team approach helps the Tennessee AgrAbility Program provide services to farmers, farm family members and farm workers who may be dealing with a physical challenge in their farming operation. Members of the team include, from left to right, Troy Dugger, Tennessee AgrAbility Project director, University of Tennessee Extension; Joetta T. White, Western Region area […]

UT Launches Farm-to-Table Beef Program

UT Launches Farm-to-Table Beef Program

High-quality, locally sourced ‘UT Beef’ is now being served on the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus. Produced at UT’s Northeast Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Greeneville, and being prepared and served through an agreement with UT Dining Services managed by Aramark, the farm-to-table effort supports sustainable agricultural production by utilizing locally grown beef as […]

Market Update for August 20, 2021

Market Update for August 20, 2021

Tennessee Strawberry Season is Here

Tennessee Strawberry Season is Here

With warm spring days in the forecast, Tennessee farms will quickly have fields turning red with juicy and sweet strawberries. If you are looking for the freshest berries, head straight to the farm. “Tennesseans are always looking to enjoy time with friends and family,” Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. said. “Since it’s strawberry season, a visit […]

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