Valerie Meadows is the 2013 photo contest winner, with her barn photo that captures Tennessee’s spirit.
Enter to win a three-month subscription from Batch Nashville and receive artisan Tennessee products.
Welcome the warmth of winter weather traditions.
Four bluegrass music majors from East Tennessee State University formed to create the bluegrass band, Sons of Bluegrass.
Take a look at some of the funny entries we received in this year’s Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation Photo Contest.
See the photo contest winners and honorable mentions from the 2013 Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation contest.
Take a look at some of the honorable mentions from this year’s photo contest.
Find handmade mixes for dips, desserts, soups, hot beverages and fruit teas from Tennessee-based company, Zuzu’s Joy.
The historic Casey Jones Village in Jackson, Tennessee pulls out all the stops around the holidays.
Watch the new documentary, For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville, in its entirety on ABC.com.
Enter for your chance to win “Tennessee Literary Luminaries” by Sue Freeman Culverhouse.
Stop in for fascinating history and great hospitality at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens in McMinnville.
Teachers bring agriculture into the classroom – and to outdoor gardens.
The Moscow Community Food Pantry is doing its part to help feed the hungry with the Invest in Fayette County program, encouraging farmers to donate.
Patricia Jones of Overton County, also known as the “Rock Lady,” constructs intricate stone walls by hand.
Head to Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville to find more than 10 varieties of pumpkins and more in their impressive pumpkin patch.
Head to Summer Saturdays at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum this July for farm-themed fun.
Walk onto the grounds of the historic Athenaeum Rectory in Columbia during the annual 1861 Girls’ School, and you might forget you’re living in the 21st century.
Take a trip to the Hands On! Museum in Johnson City as they celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2013.
Annual Taylors of Tabernacle Kinfolk Camp Meeting in Brownsville, TN brings roughly 700 descendants of the Taylor family.
Heritage breed farm animals are on display at the Nashville Zoo to teach visitors more about their role in agriculture.
To successfully beat the summer heat, plug in to your imagination.
Two Madison County friends found their calling in handcrafted goat’s milk soaps and other bath products, leading to Made on Acorn Hill.
The Tennessee Farm Bureau’s own Pettus Read will be consulting on a new exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History on agriculture and innovation.
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area celebrates 50 years in 2013.
Enjoy up-and-coming artists at the Loveless Cafe Barn every Wednesday night at Music City Roots.
Delight in Tennessee’s original candy creation at the new Goo Goo Cluster retail store at Fontanel mansion.
Discover Tennessee’s pick-your-own farms across the state.
Tennessee State Parks unveiled a new campground reservation system, making it easier for visitors to plan their camping trips.
Use a little strategy – and humor – to get the entire family to embrace spring cleaning.
Get your gardening fix with several gardening shows across the state.
Monroe County Vaulting Club in Madisonville balances competition with confidence.
Bristol, TN based clothing company, Pointer Brand, is celebrating a century of business in 2013.
Become an agricultural historian at the West Tennessee Agricultural Museum in Milan.
The Emancipation Proclamation will be on display throughout the month of February at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.
Karen Norton’s Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe has taken off with over 250,000 views and 76 comments. See the baker’s reaction on her recipe’s popularity.
Watch a video on the progress of the Kingsport Carousel Project and watch for a story in an upcoming issue.
Meadow Brook Game Farm combines farming and hunting by allowing hunters to use their land during prime wildlife seasons.
KLD Farms in Petway offers fresh, all-natural, local meats with options of steaks, roasts, hamburger and more.
Don’t miss your chance at one of Sunshine Hollow Bakery’s famous pecan fruitcake this holiday.
Elizabeth Smith captured the spirit of the Tennessee farmer with the winning photo of her uncle in the 2012 Tennessee Farm Bureau Photo Contest.
Scott Witherow, owner of Olive & Sinclair chocolate, celebrates success of his Nashville-based artisan chocolate business.
Two major flour companies, White Lily and Martha White, are headquartered in Tennessee.
Devour sweet fall flavors on a warm biscuit or over ice cream with Cunningham Farms’ Sweet Potato Butter.
Find artisan chocolatiers and candy makers across the state to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Grandma’s Molasses launched their “Adopt an Elephant” campaign website to help benefit The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee.
Discover the historical significance of Pioneer Hall Museum in Pleasant Hill, featuring one of the last bells cast by Paul Revere before his death.
Find your favorite college football team in the form of a pasta at Nashville-based The Pasta Shoppe. Liven your pasta salad with noodles in team colors and mascot shapes.
Some 10,000 listeners will pull up a chair and settle back for three days of yarn-spinning fun at the annual National Storytelling Festival this October in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee.
Get fired up for fun, food and entertainment at county fairs across the state of Tennessee.
I love the water. I love that it represents life, and that it so often provides relief and rejuvenation.
Inmates at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center planted the Garden of Hope in March 2011, spending around three hours each morning working to see their garden grow.
A little water, some sunshine, and a letter of praise from First Lady Michelle Obama are helping grow the garden at All Saints’ Episcopal School in Morristown.
Across the state, 4-H members stepped in to help flood victims, amassing more than 850 items to be placed in backpacks for students.
The small community of Granville has been revitalized by a museum, bluegrass festival and the weekly Sutton Ole Time Music Hour held at its general store.
Cheryl Rogers-Barnett, daughter of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans shares a glimpse into her unique childhood.
More than 1,700 photos were submitted in our annual photo contest. Winners were chosen in three categories – Agriculture is Life, Tennessee Gardens and The Animal Kingdom.
Warm your winter with cozy reminders of family and tradition.
The Hamery in Murfreesboro cures and sells about 1,500 hams a year, and owner Bob Woods shares the tradition of curing country hams with 4-H’ers.
Fans of crime lab TV shows such as CSI and Bones might be impressed to know they have foundations in research done at the Body Farm in Knoxville.
Find fall fun on two consecutive weekends in Murfreesboro during the annual Harvest Days on Oct. 22 and Fiber in the Boro on Oct. 29.
In the tiny town of Wartrace, three generations of Gallaghers have produced exquisite, personalized handmade guitars for discerning pickers, including the likes of Doc Watson and Charlie Daniels.
The host of Cookin’ Outdoors With Johnny Nix loves to share his knowledge of and recipes for cast iron cooking over an open fire.
For a child of the South, summer days were long and hot and lazy. Experience a day in the life of those rural days of summers past.
Recent severe storms, tornadoes and floods have left devastation in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. Find out what you can do to help.
While Lodge has been making skillets in Tennessee for more than 100 years, a new cast iron company was founded here just last year.
I am not always thankful for change. I’ve grown up with her my entire life and you’d think by now we’d be friends, but to be honest, sometimes she gets on my nerves
Learn how cast iron cookware is made at Lodge Cast Iron in South Pittsburg.
Tennessee Home and Farm asked its Facebook followers to submit pictures of the January snow at their Tennessee homes.
For my money, no winter can top the winter of ’77. Of course, I’ll never be 11 years old again, either, and it seems that our lasting impressions of the seasons are almost always forged during our growing-up years. I mean, present-day winters just can’t compete, right?
Recent story and photo of the frozen Tellico Plains waterfall brought back memories for one of our readers.
After a 12-hour day as executive chef, Matt Simonds will often drive to his home in La Vergne, grab a chainsaw and head to the walk-in freezer in his basement.
An upward trend in log homes in Tennessee indicates that residents of the Volunteer State are paying attention to the beauty – and benefits – of a log home. Many people choose a log home because there is something aesthetic they like about it.
Recognized as the Museum Volunteer of the Year by the Tennessee Association of Museums, Ann Ellington-Wagner coordinated the Preemie Evergreen project with the Tennessee Agricultural Museum.
Celebrate Elvis’ Jan. 8 birthday in style by shopping at Lansky Brothers, located in downtown Memphis in the lobby of The Peabody Hotel.
A transplanted Northerner learns that peas and beans don’t just come from a can.
Winchester nursery owner Don Shadow may as well be known as Father Nature.
Tennessee fairs delight spectators with an irresistible combination of education and fun .
Rocky Glade Farm owner Julie Vaughn, who raises sheep, experienced a woolly surprise last spring.
Carr’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Center has helped animals from the West find a home in the Southeast and beyond for more than 30 years.
Hunter’s Hill Farm benefits from FFA and Campbell’s partnership to restore historic barns.
When I met the Wisest Woman I’ve Ever Known, I was still a die-hard winter hater.
A Boston native learns to appreciate country life in Tennessee – and to translate Southern words and phrases.
Winchester toy collector has 13,000 toys from around the world.
Test your fly-fishing skills at this Hickman County trout farm.
Rhyne Clock Co. is still ticking away in Newport.
1861 Girls’ School in Columbia teaches 19th-century social skills.
Sure, spring, summer and fall have their moments. But winter, in all its bitterly cold glory, just might be my favorite season.
Trainer Jack Lawrence gets into a horse’s mind, earning his trust, builds his confidence and rehabilitats him.
It’s almost officially spring – may I be the first to wish you a happy New Year?
Castle Gwynn in Arrington is a startling replica of a 12th-century Welsh border castle and the private home of Nashville-native Mike Freeman. It’s also the location of the annual Tennessee Renaissance Festival each May.
Even the teenagers agree that no amount of money is worth selling their family’s 1829 farm in McKenzie. That’s why they are working with the Land Trust for Tennessee.
Do you want to ensure your farmland will be protected for years to come? With the Land Trust for Tennessee, you can guarantee your property will remain undeveloped. 1. Tour the property with a Land Trust representative to discuss conservation goals. 2. Review your property and conservation goals with the Land Trust. 3. Consult with…
David Meador of Nashville, Tennessee is a US Blind Golf Association national champion and member of the Tennessee Golf Foundation Hall of Fame. He tells his story and jokes about shooting a low score with a high handicap.