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Agriculture in the spotlight

Feb 06, 2023 | TFC
No matter the farming community's stance on climate change, there is no question that agriculture is now in the sights of those who believe the industry plays a significant role in climate change and that modifying on-farm behavior can have an impact.  

Keeping the Coop Comfy

Feb 06, 2023 | TFC
Chick season is here! But before you can bring home your chicks, you must have a safe and comfortable area to raise them. One of the most important decisions to consider when planning for chickens is which type of bedding material to use.  

Tennessee's Outstanding Fairs Honored

Feb 06, 2023 | TFC
Tennessee fairs were presented with top honors at the 101st Tennessee Association of Fairs Annual Convention held Jan. 19-21, 2023, in Murfreesboro.

Grass tetany in Cattle

Feb 06, 2023 | TFC
In the minds of cattlemen, spring always brings the fear of grass tetany. Grass tetany is a metabolic disorder caused by a deficiency of magnesium. Many processes in the body need magnesium, and neurologic processes depend on it greatly.

Where to begin when raising backyard chickens

Jan 30, 2023 | TFC
Raising backyard chickens may seem like a good idea, but be aware that there could be bumps in the road. It is likely less expensive to buy meat and eggs from the store than to produce them yourself at home.

Leadership Transition Announced for UTIA

Jan 30, 2023 | TFC
The University of Tennessee System President Randy Boyd and University of Tennessee, Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman announced on Jan. 26, leadership transitions at the UT Institute of Agriculture (UTIA). 

Choosing the Right Tiller

Jan 30, 2023 | TFC
Gardening season will be here before you know it. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just getting started, finding the right tiller is an important first step and is something you should be considering right now, before spring arrives.  

Farmers Can Buy More Tax Free In 2023

Jan 23, 2023 | TFC
The Tennessee Department of Revenue and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture remind farmers, timber harvesters, and nursery operators that they can buy more items tax-free in 2023.

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