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