Cattle at the Tennessee Junior Livestock Expo

Last week was a busy one for the cattle show folks here in Tennessee. We were in Murfreesboro, TN all week for the first week of the 41st annual Tennessee Junior Livestock Exposition (web, Facebook). Week 1 is all about the cattle. Week 2 is all about the sheep. It was a busy week for those … Continue reading Cattle at the Tennessee Junior Livestock Expo

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AgProud: Nashville Certified Organic Farmer

If there's any group of farmers that relies on independent and local marketing in today's food trade, it's organic and local farmers. Today I feature Delvin Farms, an organic producer from Nashville, Tennessee. One of the great things about agriculture and food in this country is that we are able to afford food choices. Although … Continue reading AgProud: Nashville Certified Organic Farmer

Getting Involved In Campus Food Policy

Food Policy ...definitely not something I consider in my daily vocabulary, but a conversation we should all be a part of. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I should consider myself a ‘foodie’ (term used loosely). I spend every day concerned about my food. I think about where it comes, learning … Continue reading Getting Involved In Campus Food Policy

AgProud: Tennessee Dairy Farmer Ryan Bright

Today my month-long series takes us to Philadelphia, Tennessee, visiting with 5th generation dairy farmer Ryan Bright. We're celebrating the diversity of Agriculture by visiting with farmers, ranchers, and consumers from across the country and asking why they're proud to be a part of Agriculture. Why are YOU Agriculture Proud? I was at the grocery … Continue reading AgProud: Tennessee Dairy Farmer Ryan Bright

Cattlemen’s College: Cattle Feed Efficiency

Last week while at the Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, Tennessee I had the opportunity to attend a series of classes designated to  inform and educate cattle producers and the associating community on the latest technologies in cattle production. The Cattlemen's College covered a variety of topics ranging from Nutrition, Reproduction, and Ag Business Management. … Continue reading Cattlemen’s College: Cattle Feed Efficiency

The Many Reasons To Love Cattlemen’s Conventions

Where to begin? This has been a very fun week in Nashville and I still have one more day to go. A record 7,000+ cattlemen/women and community members have invaded the Opryland Resort. Every where you look there are advertisements from vendors, equipment sales, and breed association. Too many things to do. Too many people … Continue reading The Many Reasons To Love Cattlemen’s Conventions