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COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Like other businesses and families, Tennessee’s direct farm marketers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators are facing new and imposing challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak and by local, state and national efforts to flatten the curve of infe…
While the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, Tennessee’s farms remain an ideal source for fresh and local produce, dairy products and meats.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The coronavirus pandemic is causing rapid changes to our daily lives and the economy. Work hours are being reduced and jobs are being cut across many industries.
As grocery stores face a shortage of meat, eggs, bread, jarred and canned goods, produce and more, some Williamson County farmers markets are hoping to produce a steadier flow of food for shoppers while continuing to support local food vendors.
Tennessee is reeling from deadly tornadoes that raced across the state in the early morning hours of March 3, and now comes the cleanup and recovery.
Applications are now being accepted for the Williamson County Fair Jr. Fair Board (JFB) and for its annual scholarship, two opportunities that encourage and celebrate youth involvement in the Williamson County Fair.
Paul Bizier (PE, D.WRE, F.EWRI, F.ASCE) was recently announced as the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
Southall, one of Tennessee’s most innovative and sustainable farms, will unveil its extensive grounds along with a luxury inn, spa and cottages in 2021, but its apiary and its 2.5 million bees are already being recognized as a key player in the larger agricultural and native biome.
The University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is offering three opportunities for training this month to help entrepreneurs develop value-added agricultural businesses.
Despite another year of international trade conflicts, research from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture outlines the continued economic strength that the agri-forestry industrial complex provides to the state of Tennessee. Detailed analyses from the Department of Agricultur…
I was first introduced to “red-twig" dogwoods by an elderly gardening friend about 25 years ago. She pointed out a large, multi-stemmed shrub growing out in the middle of her lawn called a red-twig dogwood. I had never heard of such and thought to myself “what a strange looking dogwood.”
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is advising forest landowners to monitor their sassafras trees after detecting new cases of laurel wilt disease in Robertson and Hamblen Counties.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is now accepting entries for its 2020-21 photo contest for publication in Tennessee Wildlife’s annual calendar issue.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Agriculture Commissioner Charlie Hatcher, D.V.M. have announced 12 businesses supported by the Agriculture Enterprise Fund.
Farmers, agribusinesses and agriculture leaders alike will have a unique opportunity to learn about the role, importance and significance of international trade on local agriculture production, markets and economies at the Mid-South Agricultural Trade Conference. The conference will also eq…
A team of researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has been awarded a $156,000 grant to examine value-added opportunities for marketing cattle using genetic information at the seedstock, cow-calf and stocker producer stages of the beef supply chain. The project lin…
COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Dairy producers who want to start or expand a value-added dairy business will soon have an opportunity to learn from experts at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.
The Franklin Farmers Market annual Pardoning of the Turkey will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at 10 a.m., sponsored by Walker Chevrolet.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA), Division of Forestry has announced it has received a $200,000 grant through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to expand fire implementation and management.
With deer season in full swing and the holidays quickly approaching, Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunters for the Hungry program is accepting donations in Williamson County to help feed local families in need.