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Changing dreams Looking out over his East Tennessee farm, now known as Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park, Marc Postlewaite sees throngs of smiling visitors where Hereford cattle once roamed. The tourists come for the tBy Glen Liford
No-till tribute On Thursday, July 26, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host its 30th Milan No-Till Field Day. Considered one of the South’s premier farm shows, the event will be held at the ABy Sarah Geyer
Round two As a rare, light mid-April snow fell outside, nine Tennessee businesses were warmed by news they’re the latest grant recipients of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Enterprise FundStory and photos by Chris Villines
Taylor-made tenacity Kenny Taylor says that in the mid-1970s, there were some 100 dairies in Lincoln County. Today, there are three. The dairy was started by Kenny’s father, Edward, and mother, Vicky, in 1967 is one of Story and photos by Chris Villines
Empty fields in April Excessive rainfall and unseasonably cool temperatures kept Tennessee producers out of the fields for most of April. According the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)’s end-of-month crop prStory and photos by Sarah Geyer
Bright futures ahead It is no secret that the future of Tennessee agriculture is bright with the more than 168,000 4-Hers and 14,000 FFA members that stretch from Johnson City to Memphis. Members of both organizations madStory by Allison Parker, photos by Allison Parker and Chris Villines
Serious about safety Story and photo by Chris Villines On April 17, 2013, business ceased to be “as usual” in West, Texas, as a massive ammonium nitrate explosion at a fertilizer storage and distribution facility in thStory and photo by Chris Villines
Stellar soil stewardship For Grant Norwood, a fifth-generation row crop producer in Mansfield, conservation is as much of a family tradition as farming. “On these rolling hills, if you don’t take care of your soil, it’s goinStory and photos by Sarah Geyer
6 Steps before spraying Ever had a sprayer breakdown in the midst of spraying? The lost time, frayed nerves, and potential repair expenditure are an unwelcome combination. Lack of proper sprayer maintenance can cause variatStory and photos by Chris Villines
Dwindling buzz In more than 50 years of beekeeping, Howard Kerr says he’s never seen anything even remotely resembling what took place in his operation over this past winter. The longtime Maryville resident had 81 Story and photos by Chris Villines
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