NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Agriculture Commissioner Ken Givens recently announced that the Department of Agriculture will begin accepting applications for cost share assistance Jan. 1, 2007 from farmers interested in building new hay storage structures.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 | 7:00pm
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 | 7:00pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Greenhouses and grape presses. Scales and sprayers. Tree pruners and lambing pens. Irrigation pumps and tissue culture labs. Parking lots and potting wagons. For Tennessee farmers in every part of the state, the hope to expand or improve their farming operations with all sorts of implements and ideas just became reality.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 | 7:00pm
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is hosting four regional workshops across the state in November to increase awareness of health issues associated exhibiting animals at fairs, shows and farm events.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 | 7:00pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – “Most people understand that adding plants to a home landscape adds ‘curb appeal’ and is a smart investment in the property,” says Rob Beets, horticultural marketing specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, “but perennial plants—anything that lives through the winter to continue growing in the spring—are investments in themselves.”
Sunday, October 08, 2006 | 7:00pm
Relaxing Activities Offered at Ag Museum Festival Oct. 21, 22
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Because things like making sorghum, shelling corn by hand, and churning butter just can’t be rushed, the pace will be relaxed for many activities at the 2006 Music and Molasses Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22, at Nashville’s Ellington Agricultural Center.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006 | 7:00pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mid-October marks the start of forest fire season announced state forestry officials with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry. During official fire season, Oct. 15 through May 15, state law requires citizens to obtain a burning permit before conducting any open, outdoor burning.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 | 7:00pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – “If you know how to spot good pumpkins, you can get the most out of your purchases,” says Rob Beets, marketing specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. “The shape or size of a pumpkin has no bearing on how long it will last,” says Beets, “but there are other strong indicators.”
Sunday, September 17, 2006 | 7:00pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Things are looking good for Tennessee’s freshwater prawn producers, both in terms of this year’s upcoming harvest and for the industry as a whole. Prawns will be harvested in late September, and Tennessee producers are feeling good both about this year’s yields and about realizing their place in the state’s parade of traditional fall crops.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 | 7:00pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Hay Directory is available now via the Internet at picktnproducts.org or in print through local Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation offices. The annual Tennessee Hay Directory is a listing of hay producers across the state and traditionally provides information by county and by farmer including hay type, quantity and whether the hay is available in round or square bales.
Wednesday, September 06, 2006 | 7:00pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Nonpoint Source Program (TDA-NPS) is seeking to partner with other agencies and organizations to fund projects that improve water quality and reduce or eliminate nonpoint source pollution.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 | 7:00pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – “Winter squash is one of those rare foods that can make a transition from pretty decoration to delicious dinner,” says Tammy Algood. “Too often, we forget that these beautiful autumn jewels were good food a long time before they served as seasonal centerpieces.”
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Have you ever made a salad with locally grown vegetables from your community’s farmers market? If you haven’t, you should. “As Americans become more health conscientious, farmers markets are helping to fill the demand for healthier, fresher products,” says Laura Fortune, market specialist with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. “There is also a growing national trend to support locally grown foods, and farmers markets are a perfect fit.”Wednesday, July 12, 2006 | 7:00pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Your official summer vacation—and your official summer vacation bankroll—may last for a couple of weeks, but summer itself goes on and on. How can you keep up the summer fun without emptying your wallet?Monday, July 10, 2006 | 7:00pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Agriculture Commissioner Ken Givens today joined with the Tennessee Beekeepers Association in announcing the purchase of two portable honey extractors to help beekeepers statewide.