Tennessee Home & Farm Radio is a two-minute agricultural highlight with co-hosts Lee Maddox, Melissa Burniston Bratton and Amy Beckham. Radio programs mostly focus on Tennessee agriculture and rural life with some national scope thrown in to keep everyone informed. Maddox is a native of Lincoln County, Tennessee, where he was raised on a cattle farm, and he is a graduate of MTSU’s communications department. Bratton hails from Johnson County, Tennessee, where her family has a nursery and landscaping business, and she graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a double major in agricultural education and communications. Amy Beckham is from Cookeville, Tennessee where she grew up visiting her uncle's cattle farm. She graduated from UT Knoxville with a degree in food and agricultural business and a minor in agricultural communications.
Interest continues to grow for folks looking to establish their own fruit crops in their backyard.
Wheat Going to Harvest
Combines all across the state are either rolling or will be soon as farmers are excited and optimistic about their harvest of the Tennessee wheat crop.
Crop update for 2021
Most of the 2021 crop has been planted in Tennessee, but the cooler, wet weather has set some planting back. Local County Farm bureau President’s in West Tennessee give us an update on what crops are looking like in their part of the state.
A Sustainable Product Good for Agriculture
Genera Incorporated makes paper products like towels, tissues, plates, bowls, and other paper products. They make all of their products out of pulp fiber, which comes from non-woody plants like switchgrass. That’s creating an opportunity for farmers in Tennessee to grow the materials used to make these products and further diversify their operation.
Addressing the Border
The American Farm Bureau Federation and all 50 state Farm Bureaus sent a letter to the Biden Administration about the border crisis.
Energizing our Top Industry
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has announced its largest number of Agricultural Enterprise Fund recipients and the highest award of grant dollars in the program’s history.
Tennessee Agricultural Fund Announces Record Support