African American woman fears her family's 115-Year-old farm on Arno Road could become a housing development

Jan 18, 2022 at 07:14 pm by WGNS

Just a few miles from Eagleville, Tennessee is the site of a 100-year-old farm that is owned by an African American family that could soon be turned into a housing develo.... Read More

Report to the Governor Reveals Gains in All Major Agricultural Sectors

Dec 17, 2021 at 09:22 am by WGNS

Researchers from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture outline gains in all major agricultural sectors in this year’s economic report to the governor, a m.... Read More

Programs for Beginning and Lifelong Farmers Offered Through Extension in Rutherford County

Dec 14, 2021 at 02:15 pm by WGNS

  There is a growing need for education for new and beginning farmers as the Volunteer State gains new residents daily that are interested in living a rural lifestyle in.... Read More

$750K USDA grant establishes Tennessee Digital Agriculture Center at MTSU to enhance youth education

Dec 14, 2021 at 11:00 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — MTSU’s School of Agriculture seeks to develop the first Digital Agriculture Center in Tennessee after landing three-year,.... Read More

Oakland FFA Members Receive Grants from RaboAgrifinance and CHS

Dec 14, 2021 at 10:45 am by WGNS

Two students from Oakland High School received $1,000 SAE grants and were among 11 students from Tennessee to receive the grants. Alvin Brandon, senior, and Hannah Harrell,.... Read More

Learning and Networking Event for Farmers and Craft Beverage Industries

Dec 09, 2021 at 09:14 am by WGNS

UT Extension, along with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and craft beverage industry associations and guilds will host a meeting to bring brewers, distillers, winemake.... Read More

MTSU intern 'set bar pretty high' volunteering in state agriculture position

Dec 08, 2021 at 09:00 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Fermentation science graduate student Cathy Rubin left quite an impression with state agriculture officials — including MTSU a.... Read More

MTSU Researching Soil Solutions

Nov 17, 2021 at 06:05 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Nine billion people. That’s the projected world population by 2050, raising concerns among producers and policy makers about the sustain.... Read More

Rutherford County dominates national FFA Convention

Nov 12, 2021 at 07:15 am by WGNS

Rutherford County flexed its agricultural muscle at the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis.Four of five Tennessee students who earned national awards — Harrison Fal.... Read More

Financial Assistance Available to Tennessee Streamside Landowners

Nov 05, 2021 at 02:44 pm by scott

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) today announced the Tennessee Riparian Incentive Program. This program is a ten-year agr.... Read More

State Veterinarian Alerts Horse Owners to Case of West Nile Virus in Tennessee

Oct 26, 2021 at 01:56 pm by WGNS

Tennessee's state veterinarian confirms a horse in Weakley County, Tenn. tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The horse was euthanized due to the severity of the case.WN.... Read More

New Farmers Now Eligible for Cost Share Assistance in Tennessee

Sep 02, 2021 at 09:45 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) announces the application dates for this year’s cost share program are Oct. 1-7. This year, there is a new option to the Te.... Read More

Fill Your Grill with Farm-Direct Meats for Free

Aug 13, 2021 at 10:19 am by WGNS

Pick Tennessee Products’ “Fill Your Grill” contest is back and this year, taking place during the Tennessee State Fair.Between NOW and 21, you can register o.... Read More

UT Extension Rutherford County’s Amy Willis Honored as Outstanding 4-H Agent

Aug 06, 2021 at 06:15 am by WGNS

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recognized some of its top faculty, staff, researchers and Extension experts at UTIA’s annual awards and promotions.... Read More

Grant Award to Stimulate Tennessee Wood Products Success Internationally

Aug 03, 2021 at 06:00 am by WGNS

Funds to research exports of Tennessee’s hardwood will benefit the wood products industry statewide and strengthen international markets. The Tennessee Department of Agr.... Read More

Ag Tag Breaks Record on 25th Birthday

Jul 28, 2021 at 07:45 pm by WGNS

Tennessee’s Ag Tag license plate hit the streets 25 years ago and thanks to citizens who support agriculture in this way, 2021 has been a record-breaking year.For this f.... Read More

Grape Harvest Days in Murfreesboro Seeks Volunteers in August

Jul 23, 2021 at 08:00 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Those who want to learn about grape harvesting or just want some fresh grape juice or crushed grapes should join Middle Tennessee State U.... Read More

Longtime Eagleville ag teacher, Bruce Haley, recognized nationally

Jul 23, 2021 at 06:15 am by WGNS

Bruce Haley will be first to admit his handkerchief gets wet from time to time. No. He’s not wiping the sweat from his brow. It’s from drying the tears that fall.... Read More

MTSU’s Hoffman named ‘Outstanding Educator’; Horse Science students, alumni shine at virtual symposium

Jul 13, 2021 at 11:24 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Past and present Middle Tennessee State University Horse Science students continue to excel in their academic research.  The r.... Read More

Trio of Rutherford County high schools highlight state FFA convention

Jul 09, 2021 at 06:45 am by WGNS

Once again multiple chapters from Rutherford County stood out at the state FFA convention.Stewarts Creek High School highlighted the 2021 event with a laundry list of accompli.... Read More