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WCHS FFA wins at state leadership camp
WCHS FFA wins at state leadership camp

The Wilson Central High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter of Wilson County was recently presented with the Outstanding Chapter and Outstanding Officer awards during the first week of 2017 Leadership Training Camp in Doyle.

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Taylor named Wilson County 4-H Dairy Month Chairman
Taylor named Wilson County 4-H Dairy Month Chairman

Lebanon High School senior Caroline Taylor has been named the 2017 June Dairy Month Chairman for Wilson County. June Dairy Month activities are designed to communicate the value of milk and dairy products to Tennessee consumers.

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Sanders chosen as FFA national officer candidate
Sanders chosen as FFA national officer candidate

Chelsea Sanders, of the Wilson Central High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter, has been chosen to represent the Tennessee FFA Association as the state's national officer candidate.

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Watertown's Harrison named to TN Dept. of Agriculture post
Watertown's Harrison named to TN Dept. of Agriculture post

With more than 30 years of experience promoting and leading in agriculture, Wilson County native Keith Harrison will take on the role of assistant commissioner for the consumer and industry services division at the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

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Wilson approved for drought relief program
Wilson approved for drought relief program

The Wilson County Soil Conservation District (SCD) has submitted a request to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) for funding to assist livestock producers to provide a vegetative cover and produce additional forage during the 2017 growing season.

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Wilson County Ag Hall of Fame inductees announced
Wilson County Ag Hall of Fame inductees announced

The 11th annual class of inductees into the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame is Dr. Sam McFarland, Hale Moss, David Tomlinson and A.C. Wharton, representatives with the organization announced this week.

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Home Sweet Homemakers
Home Sweet Homemakers

For the past 94 years, friends and neighbors have assembled regularly in a simple but charming building on the hill beside Berea Church Road. Topped with a red tin roof, the structure sits next door to Berea Church of Christ and across Coles Ferry Pike from Friendship Christian School.

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MJHS FFA chapter places at national event
MJHS FFA chapter places at national event

Members of the Mt. Juliet High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter were one of 36 teams that recently participated in the National FFA Agricultural Issues Forum Career Development Event (CDE) held in conjunction with the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.

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Local youth participates in Louisville livestock expo
Local youth participates in Louisville livestock expo

Six-year-old Addison Major, originally from Lebanon, helps behind the scenes for the All American Jersey Show during the 2016 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Major has attended NAILE since she was an infant. SUBMITTED

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Green Acres of MJHS the 'place to be'
Green Acres of MJHS the 'place to be'

There was a lot of mooing, quacking and neighing going on at Mt. Juliet High School Friday.

And yes, a renegade heifer cut loose when the squealing pigs got on her last nerve. But she was corralled, with no harm, and enjoyed her five minutes of fame.

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UT Extension offers free 'Cancer: Thriving and Surviving' workshops
UT Extension offers free 'Cancer: Thriving and Surviving' workshops

Cancer is a disease of body cells. While increased age and genetics play important roles in the development of cancer, many authorities believe people can reduce their risk by challenging their way of living. Learning self-detection methods and having regular physical exams will reduce your risk of dying from cancer. Screening for various cancers can save your life.

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Burn permits required through May 15
Burn permits required through May 15

With spring's arrival, people across the state are taking advantage of the mild weather to work around the home or farm. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry recently issued a reminder for citizens that, if they plan to burn outdoors, a burn permit is required.

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Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees named

Ten years ago, a group of concerned Wilson Countians came together to form the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame. Agriculture has been a cornerstone of Wilson County from the day it was formed in 1799 and, to recognize the contributions of those involved in agriculture in the community, the Wilson County Agricultural Hall of Fame was organized.

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Going the milky way
Going the milky way

New dairy parlor up and running in Shop Springs

"All the really good ideas I've ever had came to me while I was milking a cow." --American artist Grant Wood.

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Agriculture in Wilson County

We talk a lot about our booming economy in Wilson County; all the new industries that are bringing in new jobs and sales tax dollars. While this is wonderful news for our county, perhaps we don't celebrate, as often, the hard-working men and women who leave their homes each morning to go the barn rather than the office, put on a pair of overalls instead of a suit or uniform, climb up on a tractor, not board the Music City Star. In light of this, let's take a look at the role agriculture plays in Wilson County.

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A day on the farm
A day on the farm

Area second graders got an up-close look at livestock this week at the 14th annual Farm Days.

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