How One Tennessee Veteran Went From the Army to Agriculture
Four years ago, Charley Jordan was sitting at his desk at Fort Campbell, where he was serving as an Army aviator and battalion operations officer, when he suddenly felt the impulse to share his love of farming with veterans.
"All I knew at the time was that farming made me happy," says Jordan, 48, owner of Circle J Ranch in Woodlawn. "I saw how I would be gone on a deployment and as soon as I would come home, it was just amazing the feeling I got from going out and seeing my cows again. I was thinking to myself, 'How could this benefit other veterans?'"
Ten Plants that Shaped Tennessee
Whether walking through fields of high cotton or "sangin' in the hills," Tennesseans know plants are the state's lifeblood. Two experts with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recently led a project choosing the ten plants that most shaped the state.
Farmers Find New Ways to Meet Local Food Demands
Eating local is more than just a trend—it is a way to learn about agriculture and connect with a nearby farmer. People want to know where their food comes from and how it was grown. One way to ensure your food is as fresh as the day it was picked is to join a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program this spring.