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2017 Bledsoe County Annual Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Meeting

Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in East TN, Free to TFVA members, Meetings, News & Events, Resources, UT Extension, Workshop/Seminars | Comments Off on 2017 Bledsoe County Annual Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Meeting

2017 Bledsoe County Annual Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Meeting

Join UT ext specialists, Dr. Annette Wszelaki, and Dr. Faith Critzer as they discuss Food Safety. The meeting is free to TFVA members Thursday, March 2nd Trade Show starts at 5PM EST Rigsby Elementary School gym 8231 New Harmony Rd. Pikeville, TN Contact: Whitneg Jackson, M.S., County Extension Agent 4-H Youth Development/ Adult Agriculture Tennessee State University Bledsoe County, UT/ TSU Extension Office P.O. Box 289 Pikeville, TN 37367 Phone:...

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Farm and Restaurant Alliance

Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in Events, Meetings, News & Events, West TN | Comments Off on Farm and Restaurant Alliance

Farm and Restaurant Alliance

RSVP ASAP– [email protected] Mark your calendars and RSVP for the upcoming West TN Farm and Restaurant Alliance meeting. TFVA is working in cooperation with Pick TN to bring together chefs and producers in the West TN area to network and meet and talk about how they can best work together to incorporate more local food into restaurants in the area. The networking event will be held on March 6th at Heartwood Hall outside of Memphis. Once you RSVP, more information will be sent your way. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is...

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TN Ag Tag

Posted by on Jan 22, 2017 in News & Events, TAEP, Uncategorized | Comments Off on TN Ag Tag

-from tn.gov The Tennessee Ag Tag has cruised the road for 20 years now. The tag with the little red barn arrived in September 1996 and became a popular symbol of Tennessee’s rural heritage and beautiful countryside for farmers and urban residents. Today the tag provides much more than symbolic support. Proceeds from sales of the specialty plate go to the Tennessee Agricultural Development Fund. Administered by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, the fund directly benefits youth programs including 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA),...

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Southern Region Cover Crop Conference Scheduled for July 18-19, 2016

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in Conference, Events, Meetings, News & Events, Workshop/Seminars | Comments Off on Southern Region Cover Crop Conference Scheduled for July 18-19, 2016

Southern Region Cover Crop Conference Scheduled for July 18-19, 2016

Southern Region Cover Crop Conference Scheduled for July 18-19, 2016 Media Contact: Chris Reberg-Horton, CEFS Assistant Director of Collaborative Research: 919-515-7597 or [email protected] February 24, 2016: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GOLDSBORO, North Carolina — Mark your calendar for a two-day comprehensive cover crop conference for the South. Put on by the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) and the Southern region Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education (SARE) program, the event takes place July 18-19, 2016...

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Breaking New Ground

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in FSA, News & Events, Resources | Comments Off on Breaking New Ground

Breaking New Ground

From FSA Updates Agricultural producers are reminded to consult with FSA and NRCS before breaking out new ground for production purposes as doing so without prior authorization may put a producer’s federal farm program benefits in jeopardy. This is especially true for land that must meet Highly Erodible Land (HEL) and Wetland Conservation (WC) provisions. Producers with HEL determined soils are required to apply tillage, crop residue and rotational requirements as specified in their conservation plan. Producers should notify FSA as a first...

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The Farm and Restaurant Alliance present: Connecting Farmers and Chefs

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in News & Events, Workshop/Seminars | Comments Off on The Farm and Restaurant Alliance present: Connecting Farmers and Chefs

The Farm and Restaurant Alliance  present: Connecting Farmers and Chefs

Pick TN Products is hosting several workshops across the state to connect farmers and chefs. The Farm and Restaurant Alliance  Workshops are at no cost including a Local Menu Tasting at Noon. October 12th: Claybrook Farms in Covington. November 2nd: Green Door Gourmet Farm in Nashville. November 16th: The Chattanooga Workspace in Chattanooga.   Get Signed Up For A Workshop Today! Email Name, Restaurant or Farm Name, Phone#, and the Workshop you plan to attend to [email protected] For more information,...

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EPA Proposal To Protect Bees

Posted by on Aug 30, 2015 in News & Events | Comments Off on EPA Proposal To Protect Bees

EPA Proposal To Protect Bees

The EPA is proposing to prohibit the applications of pesticides that are highly toxic to bees when crops are in bloom. These restrictions would prohibit application of most insecticides and some herbicides during bloom. Application of pesticides during this period can significantly affect the health of bees. These restrictions are expected to reduce the likelihood of high levels of pesticide exposure and mortality for bees providing pollination services. The EPA believes these additional measures to protect bees providing pollination services...

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Steak and Potato Field Day

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in East TN, Events, News & Events | Comments Off on Steak and Potato Field Day

The Steak and Potatoes Field Day is on August 4th from 8 AM–1 PM.  Come and learn about fruit production, the Master Gardener tomato variety trial, fungicides for vegetables, emerging pests, high tunnel production, and...

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Agricultural Producers in Tennessee Still Have Time to Apply for Direct Farm Ownership Loan Program

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 in News & Events | Comments Off on Agricultural Producers in Tennessee Still Have Time to Apply for Direct Farm Ownership Loan Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tennessee Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low interest loans available through the FSA direct farm ownership program. Applications must be approved by Sept. 30, 2015, to take advantage of the funding available. Eligible farmers and ranchers can borrow up to $300,000 to buy farmland, construct or repair buildings, pay closing costs, or promote soil and water conservation. The interest rate can be as low as 1.5 percent with up to 40 years...

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July 23rd, Technology and Nature Working Together

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in News & Events, Workshop/Seminars | Comments Off on July 23rd, Technology and Nature Working Together

July 23rd, Technology and Nature Working Together

    Little Creek Farm is hosting a field day July 23rd with the Putnam County Soil Conservation District.  PLEASE RSVP BY JULY 16th—931‐528‐6472 x 3 or email:...

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