Tag: tobacco

Why do farmers grow tobacco? from David Hayden

On yesterday’s blog post, I shared several photos from my visit to a tobacco farm in Tennessee. Today I invited David Hayden (@DavidHayden7) to share more about the growing and harvesting process of tobacco. He grew up working with tobacco in Kentucky and studied the crop in college. “No its ok, that barn isn’t on […]

A look at the Tennessee Tobacco fields

Have I mentioned that tobacco is a new crop to me since moving to Tennessee? Pretty sure I was one of the “new” folks wondering why that barn was smoking! Tobacco is still a big crop in Tennessee; both burley and dark fire are grown across North Central and Eastern parts of the state. This […]

Road Trip To The Bluegrass State: Kentucky AgFacts

What does a guy like me do when there’s an actual weekend off work? Hit the road after work on Friday, drive 4 hours, change time zones, and go look at horses and cattle. Yeah, that was my weekend road trip to central Kentucky, Lexington, and Frankfort. Huge thanks to Jesse (@cowgirljesse) and Ray Bowman […]

Tennessee Ag Facts: Tobacco

Since my move to Tennessee, I have seen some new things in Agriculture. One of them is tobacco. Although tobacco is slowly easing its way out of the immediate area, the red tobacco barns are still standing. These days many of them make good hay barns. During my trip to Houston County a few weeks […]

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