On Wednesday, September 25th, the Giles County Farm Bureau Women hosted the Ag-in-the-Classroom event. For nineteen years 4th graders all over Giles County have attended this event held at the Giles Ag-Park. This year there were approximately 350 students and an additional 30+ volunteers participating in a day of endless Ag information.
This year’s theme “Agriculture Matters” was the focus as students toured eight stations which included: Pork, Dairy, Bees, Beef, Equine, Soil Conservation, Corn/Soybean, and TWRA Wildlife.
See the gallery at the bottom of this page for more pictures of this event!
Natural Resources Conservation Service
675 US Courthouse
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Phone: (615) 686-8313
Contact: Jeanne Eastham, State Public Affairs Specialist
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 6, 2013
Eligible producers are encouraged to apply for assistance by December 20, 2013
NASHVILLE, TN, November 6, 2013 – 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. Pending the availability of funds, additional evaluation periods may occur and cutoff dates will be posted on the Tennessee website at http://www.tn.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/. The application deadline applies to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and EQIP National Initiatives and the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) and WHIP National Initiatives.
2nd Annual Agri-Business Impact Breakfast
In its second year UT Extension Leader Kevin Rose continues to live his vision of bringing Giles County business owners, producers, and agencies together in the name of Agriculture. This year more than 100 attendees joined agency staff leaders for a delicious breakfast. Giles County Soil Conservation District Technician Chip Rose is a member of the Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers that provided and prepared the meal. The event opened with a welcome from Representative Barry Doss. Rep. Doss praised Giles County for the unity that the Agriculture community represents. Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Julius Johnson followed with a presentation of Agriculture facts and figures.