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Consider this. What would your life be like without agriculture’s indelible footprint? Magic Moments is a movement to recognize agriculture in each moment. Join us as we uncover the magic of Tennessee agriculture in all our lives, remember our roots, and discover the future of agriculture.

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Consider this. What would your life be like without agriculture’s indelible footprint? Magic Moments is a movement to recognize agriculture in each moment. Join us as we uncover the magic of Tennessee agriculture in all our lives, remember our roots, and discover the future of agriculture.

    Mackenzie Colt: Hee Haw, Chocolate, and a Different Kind of Cornfield

    Mackenzie Colt: Hee Haw, Chocolate, and a Different Kind of Cornfield

    Married at fifteen and a teenage mom, Mackenzie Colt pored over cookbooks while her husband worked. Creating in the kitchen was a hobby, but singing on the stage would soon become a career. At seventeen she started performing in lounges and not long after found herself on TV as a Hee Haw Honey. Still ... the kitchen was calling. Thirty-six years later Colts Chocolates is a Nashville treasure with customers like Dolly Parton, Adam Sandler, Robert Redford, Garth Brooks, Ethel Kennedy, Oprah, and even former presidents. Samantha Jean sits down with Mackenzie to talk about music, entrepreneurship, and how there's magic in the kitchen.

    • 21 min
    Bringing Nature Indoors with Sue Hamilton

    Bringing Nature Indoors with Sue Hamilton

    Let's start 2020 by celebrating a career that shaped horticulture in Tennessee over the last decade and beyond. Sue Hamilton, director of the UT Gardens, Knoxville, announced her retirement at the close of 2019. But before that, she sat down with the TN Magic Moments crew to talk her 37-year-long career supporting Tennessee horticulture...as well as some tips and tricks for some winter container gardening. Curious to know what plants are in the gardening legend's house? She divulges her favorites, and the keys to a calm, fresh, green home all year long.

    • 36 min
    Why I’m a Beekeeper: Laura Kimball, TruBee Honey

    Why I’m a Beekeeper: Laura Kimball, TruBee Honey

    Laura never imagined she’d grow up to work with bees, but being her own boss isn’t surprising as she’s “always marched to her own drum.” Samantha Jean sits down with Laura Kimball of TruBee Honey to talk about how she went from working in the newspaper industry to being a successful entrepreneur. Laura found her passion for agriculture in an unusual way and discusses the ups and downs of being a small business owner.

    • 18 min
    Barbecue, Entrepreneurship, and good old-fashioned agriculture

    Barbecue, Entrepreneurship, and good old-fashioned agriculture

    Join UT's executive seminar class, and hear how a farm boy from the Midwest went from FFA president to running one of the nation's fastest growing barbecue chains. Rick Malir may have started City Barbeque out of his basement, but today it boasts forty-nine locations across seven states.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Why I Fight Fire: Robin Bible

    Why I Fight Fire: Robin Bible

    When a fire breaks out, Robin Bible is among those who run toward it. With more than thirty years of service to the Tennessee Division of Forestry, he works to prevent wildland fires in the state. Samantha Jean talks with Robin about why he chose a career in forestry, the forecast for the upcoming fire season, and how everyone can prepare themselves.

    • 17 min
    Rediscovering Hemp: How an Old Crop Became New

    Rediscovering Hemp: How an Old Crop Became New

    Hemp in America is making a good old-fashioned comeback. Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp production in Tennessee has grown exponentially. The history of hemp is interesting, but its future could be even more so. Join us as we peel back the veil on hemp in Tennessee.

    • 41 min

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