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The Latest in Agriculture

Tennessee Farm Bureau Hosts Agriculture U.S. Senate Forum

The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation hosted an agricultural forum for the two U.S. Senate nominees, Sen. Lamar Alexander and Democratic challenger Gordon Ball, at the Hyder-Burks Pavilion on the Tennessee Tech University campus. Tennessee Farm Bureau volunteer leaders from across the state were in attendance as the candidates answered questions on issues concerning agriculture, the economy, labor and the environment.

Cooperatives provide billion-dollar boost to state's economy

October is Cooperative Month in Tennessee, and proclamation signed by Gov. Bill Haslam deeming it as such heaps high praise on the approximately 200 member-owned organizations that employ more than 6,000 individuals, impact our state’s economy by more than $1 billion, and provide a wide array of products and services to member-owners.

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Wild Hog Eradication update

Outreach has continued with several wild hog control demonstrations being conducted at UT Extension field-days. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, USDA Wildlife Services, TWRA and others are doing a great job educating the public on this issue.  Also, a WHEAT video has been created to aid in outreach efforts.

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Farm Bureau Programs

The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation has four key initiatives: Young Farmers & Ranchers, Farm Bureau Women, Agriculture in the Classroom and Tennessee Farm Fresh. We invite you to learn more about each of these programs.

Farm Bureau Women promote agriculture, increase agricultural literacy, contribute to priority issues, and participate in leadership development opportunities.

YF&R promotes leadership skills for farmers ages 18-35. Members share a common bond for the  agricultural lifestyle, are interested in leadership development, and are dedicated to solving problems facing agriculture.

The Agriculture in the Classroom program encourages teaching about agriculture and its role in our society and economy. We offer resources and assistance to Tennessee's educators in the instruction of ag-related concepts in the classroom.

Did you know that one farmer in the United States feeds 155 people? Read more about the growing need for food production, and show your support with a Feed 155 bumper sticker.