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Tennessee Master Farm Manager Educational Program

Sep 21, 2020

Tennessee Master Farm Manager is a new educational Extension program. The course will focus on solid business principals and efficiently utilizing resources on the farm.

Nearly $10 Million for High-Speed Broadband coming to Rural Tennessee

Sep 14, 2020

On September 9, The Trump Administration announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing nearly $10 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Tennessee.

Agronomy Businesses Combine to Create Top 7 Agronomy Business

Sep 07, 2020

Agri-AFC, GreenPoint AG, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative’s wholesale agronomy business have announced the formation of a joint venture combining their agronomy operations.

Holland is new interim assistant dean of UT Extension

Aug 31, 2020

 The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has chosen a familiar face across Tennessee agriculture to serve as the interim assistant dean of UT Extension. Rob Holland will step into the role on September 1 while maintaining responsibilities as director of the UT Center for Profitable Agriculture.  

Financial Relief For Agricultural And Forestry Businesses Announced

Aug 24, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) joined Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group on August 15 in announcing new financial relief programs for businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

State Veterinarian Warns Livestock Owners of Virus Threat

Aug 17, 2020

The Tennessee state veterinarian’s office wants to make livestock owners and veterinarians aware of an outbreak of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) in several midwestern states.

USDA announces community prosperity funding opportunity

Aug 10, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced approximately $4 million in available funding to develop partnerships to leverage USDA and local, state, and private sector resources to address challenges for limited resource, socially disadvantaged, and veteran farmers and ranchers, and communities. The program is administered by the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE).  

TDA issues guidance on unsolicited seeds

Aug 03, 2020

Citizens have contacted the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) indicating they’ve received seeds in the mail they did not order. The seeds appear to have been shipped from China, and in some cases, the envelopes are labeled jewelry or beads.

UT AgResearch Names New Director of West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center

Jul 27, 2020

An entomologist well known to row crop producers throughout the South, Scott D. Stewart, has been named by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture as the next director of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson. Stewart, who currently serves in Jackson as a UT Extension specialist in integrated pest management and professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, will begin his appointment October 1.  

Fruit and Vegetable Cost Share Opportunity Increased

Jul 20, 2020

Tennessee farmers who want to access additional markets and increase food safety can now do so with less expense. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) will reimburse qualified producers who become Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certified. These producers can get 75 percent of the GAP

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