NASHVILLE– The Tennessee Beef Promotion Board will meet July 23 at 3 p.m. CT at the Tennessee Beef Industry Council located at 530 Brandies Circle Suite A in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The agenda includes a review and approval of minutes, review of board finances, program update and budget plan.
Thursday, July 02, 2015 | 3:38pm
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 | 4:16pm
NASHVILLE— The ongoing high path avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak is now considered one of the most costly animal health disasters in American history. Although HPAI has not been detected in Tennessee, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is taking steps to prepare. Three staff members recently returned from Minnesota where they used their skills to assist with the efforts to stop the spread of the illness.
Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 8:00am
NASHVILLE— Pick Tennessee Products will be at the Johnson County Farmers Market for a special media day Saturday, June 27.
Media will have access to the market’s vendors and farmers for interviews. The market area will provide colorful images and video.
Friday, June 05, 2015 | 11:42am
The Tennessee Forestry Commission will meet June 19 at 10 a.m. CDT in the Bruer Building conference room at Ellington Agricultural Center, located at 406 Hogan Rd. in Nashville.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 3:29pm
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is now accepting urban forestry project proposals through the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) and the Urban & Community Forestry (U&CF) Program.
Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 3:19pm
Facebook users have the chance to win $200 worth of local meats from a nearby farm. A contest is being conducted by Pick Tennessee Products, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s program that connects farmers directly to consumers.
Friday, May 01, 2015 | 3:11pm
Investigators with the Agricultural Crime Unit of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture have charged a man and woman in connection with theft and bad checks written for 298 cows valued at $428,010.66.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 2:38pm
The state veterinarian is advising horse owners of four confirmed cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in West Tennessee. Four horses stabled at three locations in Henderson County recently tested positive for EIA.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 2:57pm
The Tennessee Agricultural Museum at Ellington Agricultural Center has joined Tennessee’s Quilt Trails. More than 7,000 quilt squares are featured on barns and buildings in more than 40 states. The squares celebrate the traditional craft of quilting and what the craft represents—recognition of rural life, family history and tradition.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 2:44pm
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is issuing a public advisory in the Memphis area for an undeclared peanut allergen in chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies produced and packed by Backermann’s Bakery of Whiteville, Tenn.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 | 10:52am
Hopes remain high for Tennessee’s famous strawberry crop, but cool wet weather has postponed the start date for the state’s strawberry season, temporarily.
Strawberries require consistent warm sunshine to ripen and sweeten, and in Tennessee, it is not unusual for some farmers to have ripe berries by mid-April. This year, however, a brief burst of sun and high temperatures was quickly replaced with persistent rains. Middle Tennessee growers will have some berries by the end of the month, but yields will be light until the first week of May.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 8:45am
The Tennessee departments of Agriculture, Economic and Community Development and Financial Institutions are hosting a Rural Opportunities Roundtable for farmers, landowners, extension agents, local economic development officials, county leaders and citizens in East Tennessee.
The meeting will take place April 15 at 10 a.m. EST at the Bush Brothers Plant in Dandridge. The purpose of the roundtable is to explore opportunities for developing the state’s rural economy and hear citizen and stakeholder concerns about agriculture and forestry issues.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 8:43am
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has set June 1 – 7 as the application period for the 2015 Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP).
TAEP is a cost-sharing program. Producers fulfill requirements to defray the costs of strategic investments in their operation. The goal is to increase profitability and efficiency while promoting long-term investments in Tennessee’s agriculture.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 8:41am
Friday, March 27, 2015 | 8:39am