The video releases featured below are produced by Marketing and Communication Services for the Institute of Agriculture. For more information concerning the videos or to obtain copies of past video news clips, please contact Doug Edlund (dedlund@utk.edu), Chuck Denney (cmdenney@utk.edu) or UTIA Marketing & Communication Services at (865) 974-7141.

These video releases are also available on the UTIA channel on YouTube.

August 2014

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Ag in the Classroom

As the school year gets going, many Tennessee children will be learning about agriculture – and its importance to our daily lives. The Tennessee Farm Bureau offers its ‘Ag in the Classroom” program statewide, and lessons about our food and science. But before the students can learn, the teachers have to be trained.

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Food Prices

You may have noticed prices are a bit higher these days at the grocery store – especially for items like meats and milk. Consumer experts with UT Extension have tips to help you shop smartly and feed your family.

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Irrigation Research

It’s a simple notion – farmers need water to make crops grow. But sometimes nature doesn’t provide the rain, and irrigation becomes necessary. UT’s Institute of Agriculture works to design more efficient irrigation systems for producers.

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Parents as Teachers

The school year is now starting in many Tennessee communities. But a child’s first real teacher isn’t in a school, but at home. It’s their parent. UT Extension trains adults across Tennessee in a program called “Parents as Teachers.”

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July 2014

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Browsing Academy

When we think Tennessee agriculture, we’re usually talking about cattle or row crops. But our state is also second in the nation for its number of goats. TSU and UT Extension specialists work with goat producers to raise healthy animals – and it all starts with their diet.

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No-Till Impact

Tennessee farmers will grow millions of acres of row crops this summer, and a good bit will happen without ever breaking the ground with a plow. No-till agriculture – where seed is planted on top of the residue of past crops – is now the accepted method of farming in our state.

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OWLS Camp

Summer means a trip to camp for many lucky kids in Tennessee 4-H. One adventure takes them to a place where outdoor experiences – and helping the environment – are on the day’s to-do list.

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Ticks

Ticks are a nuisance to people and pets, but can also transmit serious diseases. Wildlife researchers with UT’s Institute of Agriculture are warning people to take steps to prevent tick bites this summer – and to learn to identify certain species if you are bitten.

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