Mitchell Mote from the Rutherford County Agriculture Extension Office in Murfreesboro

May 19, 2022 at 07:15 am by WGNS

Mitchell Mote from the Rutherford County (UT/TSU) Extension Agency is our guest. See some of the topics covered on today’s show below. Rutherford County Exten.... Read More

Farmers' Market will Re-Open THIS Friday - May 13th at the Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro

May 10, 2022 at 05:45 am by WGNS

We are only a few days away from the Rutherford County Farmers’ Market reopening for the season. The opening day is set for this Friday, May 13th! Th.... Read More

General Assembly Passes Modernization of Agriculture Sales Tax

May 03, 2022 at 10:34 am by WGNS

The Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation enthusiastically applauds the Tennessee General Assembly for unanimously passing the Modernization of Agriculture Sales Tax (SB905 Stevens.... Read More

Excited youngsters experience farm life during MTSU field trip

Apr 13, 2022 at 10:56 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — With assistance from dozens of volunteers, an MTSU School of Agriculture agritourism class planned and executed the return of the&nb.... Read More

Murfreesboro is the No. 14 Best City for Urban Gardening

Mar 29, 2022 at 11:32 am by WGNS

It seems everyone has a green thumb, but where can city-dwelling gardeners find their patch of paradise?To mark April as Lawn and Garden Month, LawnStarter ranked&nb.... Read More

75th Tennessee 4-H Congress Convenes March 20

Mar 18, 2022 at 05:15 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The 75th Annual Tennessee 4-H Congress will host outstanding 4-H youth leaders from across the state beginning March 20. The theme of the even.... Read More

PARENTS: Plan to treat your kids to the Upcoming Adventures in Agriculture Event

Mar 10, 2022 at 04:39 pm by WGNS

Adventures in Agriculture will be held on April 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro. The Lane Agri-Park is located at 315 John Rice Boulevard, j.... Read More

Dairy Business Initiative Expanding Across the Southeast

Feb 09, 2022 at 10:57 am by WGNS

For the last two years, Extension specialists with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have led the USDA’s Southeast Dairy Business Innovation Init.... Read More

Tennessee Has the 3rd Smallest Organic Farmland Share in the U.S.

Jan 24, 2022 at 05:00 pm by WGNS

As the force that feeds and nourishes the population, agriculture is one of the most vital industries in the U.S. economy. To accommodate the country’s growth over the y.... Read More

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