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UT announces 2020 field days

UT announces 2020 field days

A total of 17 field days will take place at University of Tennessee AgResearch and Education Centers across the state, providing visitors a chance to see agricultural research in action...

Jan 20, 2020
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Upper Cumberland Hemp Expo Announced

Upper Cumberland Hemp Expo Announced

The inaugural Upper Cumberland Hemp Expo, hosted by the Upper Cumberland Extension Team, will be held Feb. 28 at the Hyder-Burks Agriculture Pavilion in Cookeville.  ...

Jan 13, 2020
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Learn about grape production and marketing in Tennessee

Learn about grape production and marketing in Tennessee

Later this month and in February, the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture (CPA), in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, and Tennessee Farm...

Jan 06, 2020
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TPPA Annual Meeting set for Jan. 6

TPPA Annual Meeting set for Jan. 6

All Tennessee pork producers who pay into the Pork Checkoff are stakeholders in the TN Pork Producers Association (TPPA) and are encouraged to attend the TPPA Annual Meeting on Monday...

Dec 30, 2019

Agronomy News

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Dealing with soil drainage issues

Dealing with soil drainage issues

Almost every grower has at least one field with drainage issues. Although it may sometimes seem hopeless, there are some ways to improve a field’s drainage. Listed below are three...

Jan 20, 2020
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Prepare Your Spreader Now for the Spring Rush

Prepare Your Spreader Now for the Spring Rush

With spring fast approaching and planting season just around the corner, now is the time to ensure your fertilizer spreader is ready for the task. Spreaders that have been idle over the...

Jan 13, 2020
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Top 4 Specialty Crop Takeaways from 2019

Top 4 Specialty Crop Takeaways from 2019

Ben Gilbert, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative’s specialty crops agronomist, shares his top four takeaways from 2019...

Jan 06, 2020
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A Year in Review -- Forages

A Year in Review -- Forages

Brett Jones, an agronomist for Tennessee Farmers Cooperative, shares his statewide take-aways from the 2019 hay season.   ...

Dec 30, 2019

Livestock News

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Getting the Most From Poor Quality Hay

Getting the Most From Poor Quality Hay

Stored hay tends to form the base of our winter beef cattle feeding programs in Tennessee.  While considered a necessary commodity, increasing input costs make it an expensive one...

Jan 20, 2020
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Cattle Supplement Tubs

Cattle Supplement Tubs

In recent years lick tubs have become an increasingly popular method for beef producers to supplement their herds.  The convenience of a concentrated, self-fed source of nutrition...

Jan 13, 2020
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Winter Supplements for Beef Cattle

Winter Supplements for Beef Cattle

Winter is in full swing and now is the time to make sure your feeding program has your herd prepared for the upcoming calving season.  Intelligent decisions now can have a...

Jan 06, 2020
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Care of newborn lambs

Care of newborn lambs

Nearly 20 percent of lambs die before weaning. Eighty percent of those losses occur during the first 10 days. Good baby lamb care can significantly increase the number of lambs raised...

Dec 30, 2019

Rural Lifestyle News

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Automatic Watering Benefits

Automatic Watering Benefits

Water is crucial to the well-being of livestock and horses. But providing continual fresh, clean water to these animals can be a challenge for owners who do so through the use of water...

Jan 20, 2020
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Beware of winter hazards for pets

Beware of winter hazards for pets

Winter can be a dangerous time for pets if special care isn’t taken to protect them. Here are some of the most common cold-weather hazards and ways to keep dogs and cats safe...

Jan 13, 2020
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Farm Equipment Maintenance

Farm Equipment Maintenance

Now is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of winter downtime and perform farm equipment maintenance....

Jan 06, 2020
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Need a gate? Get one that fits its purpose

Need a gate? Get one that fits its purpose

There’s no question about the quality of gates made in LaVergne, Tenn., that carry the Co-op label. However, the best gate in the world won’t hold up or serve the purpose if...

Dec 30, 2019

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