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Adventures in Agriculture to be held April 13th
Adventures in Agriculture to be held April 13th

Adventures in Agriculture is celebrating their 10th year. The event is at the Lane Agri Park on John R. Rice Blvd in Murfreesboro.

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Farmers Adapting to Consumer Meat Demand
Farmers Adapting to Consumer Meat Demand

With the growing popularity of protein-packed diets, farmers across Tennessee say the demand for meat is on the rise, and that trend is expected to continue.

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TN Cotton Producers to Vote in Boll Weevil Referendum
TN Cotton Producers to Vote in Boll Weevil Referendum

Tennessee Code Annotated 43-6-425, which governs the Boll Weevil Eradication Program, provides that a referendum authorizing assessments be held at least every 10 years.

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MTSU agriculture Raider Roundup  tests high school FFA skills
MTSU agriculture Raider Roundup tests high school FFA skills

Attending the first Raider Roundup Friday, Sept. 21, at Middle Tennessee State University were from Cannon County, Watertown, Riverdale, Stewarts Creek, Greenbrier and Station Camp High School in Sumner County.

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UT Institute of Agriculture Reveals Economic Contributions of Agriculture Per County
UT Institute of Agriculture Reveals Economic Contributions of Agriculture Per County

Total direct agricultural output is estimated at $1.0 billion. With multiplier effects, agricultural output has a total estimated economic impact of $1.4 billion. This means...

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Siegel FFA Earns National Grant
Siegel FFA Earns National Grant

The Siegel High School FFA Chapter received and completed a Living to Serve Grant from the National FFA Organization. The funding for Siegel's grant was allotted to improve the Walter Hill Damn.

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Rutherford County Extension accepting applications for the 2017 Volunteer Master Gardener Training
Rutherford County Extension accepting applications for the 2017 Volunteer Master Gardener Training

University of Tennessee Extension program offers classes for those in the community wishing to volunteer to spread horticultural education

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Funding available for local agriculture producers
Funding available for local agriculture producers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $150 million in funding is available for agricultural producers...

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Adventures in Agriculture in Murfreesboro
Adventures in Agriculture in Murfreesboro

The Adventures in Agriculture event is set for April 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro.

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Riverdale High School Students to Hear Why Farmers Need Science & Technology to Grow Healthier Food

How are farmers using science and technology to grow healthier food? What's the impact on our food, animal care and the environment?

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University of Tennessee (UT) Extension in Rutherford County will be at the market offering food demonstrations
University of Tennessee (UT) Extension in Rutherford County will be at the market offering food demonstrations

This summer, in addition to picking up some home grown tomatoes, you can pick up some research-based knowledge as well.

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Farmers Market to kick off the season in Rutherford County THIS FRIDAY
Farmers Market to kick off the season in Rutherford County THIS FRIDAY

This week is the start of the 40th season of the Rutherford County Farmers' Market. The market is opening Friday, May 8th.

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Farm animals captivate 900 students at MTSU Agricultural Education Spring Fling
Farm animals captivate 900 students at MTSU Agricultural Education Spring Fling

Nearly 900 youngsters in all, from pre-kindergarten through second-graders, attended. They came for the second MTSU Agricultural Education Spring Fling April 14 in the Tennessee Livestock Center on Greenland Drive.

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Adventures in Agriculture in Murfreesboro
Adventures in Agriculture in Murfreesboro

The Adventures in Agriculture event is set for April 11th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro with free admission. The Lane Agri-Park is located at 315 John Rice Boulevard, just past Sam's Club and Tractor Supply...

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Smart phone microscopes and worm farming - Two interesting topics in Murfreesboro
Smart phone microscopes and worm farming - Two interesting topics in Murfreesboro

"Worm Farming at Home" is the topic on Tuesday, July 1. It will be presented by Mimi Kiesling, from Rutherford County Environmental Education. 

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Classes at the Lane Agri Park this Tuesday and Friday
Classes at the Lane Agri Park this Tuesday and Friday

The Rutherford County Farmer's Market has free classes that begin at 9 a.m. in the Lane Agri-Park Community Center this Tuesday and Friday.

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ATTENTION FARMERS: Farm Bill Conservation Program

For agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland producers interested in applying for farm bill conservation program financial assistance in Fiscal Year 2014, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee has set Friday, April 18, 2014...

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Great career event was recently held at MTSU for agribusiness students and more
Great career event was recently held at MTSU for agribusiness students and more

MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience students, especially upperclassmen, gained a greater insight into the job market with the recent sixth annual Ag Career Fair.

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Adventures in Agriculture event to be held in Murfreesboro on April 12th
Adventures in Agriculture event to be held in Murfreesboro on April 12th

The Adventures in Agriculture event is set for April 12th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro

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Important Information for Farmers in Rutherford County and Beyond
Important Information for Farmers in Rutherford County and Beyond
For agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland producers interested in applying for farm bill conservation program financial assistance in Fiscal Year 2014, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee has set Friday, December 20, 2013, as the signup cutoff date for first evaluation funding consideration. 
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