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Tennessee Farm to Family: A Tennessee Tradition-Country Hams
In this episode, we visit with Michael Murphy of Clifty Farms to learn more about country hams and what makes them taste so good! 
28:50
November 29, 2021
Bringing it Home: Package Protection Day
Now that they have scored the online deals, Sarah and Tennille are trying to keep their purchases out of the hands of thieves. Wednesday is National Package Protection Day.
11:19
November 29, 2021
Tennessee Farm to Family: Fresh From the Farm Christmas Trees
In this episode, we find out all that goes into growing the Christmas tree that makes your holiday complete. 
18:27
November 26, 2021
Bringing it Home: Smart Internet Shopping
Online shopping can help you score some great deals, but it can also put you at risk if you don’t do it safely. This week, Sarah and Tennille reveal their strategies for smart internet shopping… and the “must haves” on their Thanksgiving plates.
16:09
November 22, 2021
Tennessee Farm to Family: Know Your Beef
In this episode, we're putting on our foodie hats to explore the amazing beef options for our plates. 
25:54
November 19, 2021
Tennessee Farm to Family: Supply Chain Explained
In this episode we find out how COVID-19 affected the agricultural supply chain. 
24:06
November 16, 2021
Bringing it Home: Fast Food Frenzy!
Drive-thru windows are likely here to stay. Before your next pickup- Sarah and Tennille have some ideas for making your fast food meal a bit better for your health.
17:28
November 15, 2021
Ag Cast: Extension History in Pandemics
UT Extension has been active during COVID, teaching many classes virtually. But Extension also delivered programming a century ago, during the Spanish Flu. We visit Chattanooga, where history repeats itself. 
06:10
November 12, 2021
Bringing it Home: Chicken Noodle Soup
Few things warm our hearts and bodies like a bowl of chicken noodle soup. This week, Sarah and Tennille observe “Chicken Soup for the Soul Day” by discussing simple activities that can renew the mind and spirit.
17:20
November 8, 2021
Bringing it Home: Aging
Your Halloween might have been scary, but getting older shouldn’t be. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss ways that aging has changed- and why being in their 40s is causing them no fear.
14:30
November 1, 2021
Step Outside: Identifying Habitat Needs of Female Tri-Colored Bats
 In this episode, we speak with PhD student Ash Cable about her research to identify habitat needs of female tri-colored bats and to determine if this species is being affected by environmental contaminants.
18:19
October 27, 2021
AgCast: Stay Strong Waverly
A UT Extension exercise program where seniors gain strength was helpful in a tragic time recently in one Tennessee town. Waverly saw a devastating flood where a number of people were killed. In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney shares the story of how one woman was able to survive.
07:40
October 26, 2021
Bringing it Home: Is Lead Lurking in Your Home?
Do you know all of the places where LEAD could be lurking in your home- and possibly harming your children? This week, Sarah and Tennille get advice from UT Extension Specialist Bonnie Hinds on where it is and what to do about it.
20:16
October 25, 2021
Tennessee Farm to Family; Cotton Standard Trial Program
In this episode we learn about the cotton standard trial program.
15:48
October 22, 2021
Bringing it Home: Adopting a Dog?
Many people consider a doggy addition for a holiday gift to children. This week, Sarah and Tennille are joined by Whitney Owen, Director of Animal Services for the City of Jackson, TN, to think through the process- and to discuss why adopting a shelter dog might be a good option.
20:32
October 18, 2021
Tennessee Farm to Family: Inside the Candy Wrapper
In this episode, Extension agents Tracey Sullivan and Mitch Pigue take a peek behind the candy wrapper to find out how your favorite sweet treat is connected to the farm. 
16:15
October 15, 2021
Bringing it Home: Fall Fire Hazards
“Fall” and “fire” should not go hand in hand, but often they do. This week, Sarah and Tennille are discussing several fire hazards that are specific to fall- and listing ways to reduce the risk.
11:41
October 11, 2021
Bringing it Home: National 4-H Week
This is National 4-H Week! Sarah and Tennille are celebrating with Tonya Bain, 4-H Agent in Crockett County. They discuss 4-H benefits, history, and more!
16:13
October 4, 2021
Tennessee Farm to Family: It’s Pumpkin Season!
In this episode, we talk with Denton Clay and Walker Perkins of Green Acre Farms about the background of the farm and all things fall!
22:25
September 27, 2021
Bringing it Home: Decluttering
Sarah and Tennille have fallen out of love… with the clutter in their lives. This week, they are making a plan to get rid of items in their homes that are no longer needed.
12:08
September 27, 2021
Bringing it Home: Bucket Lists
The beginning of fall has Sarah and Tennille creating a “bucket list” of fun things that can be done to welcome the colorful new season.
08:20
September 20, 2021
Bringing it Home: Better Breakfasts
Sarah and Tennille are spending “Better Breakfast Month” thinking of delicious ways to incorporate more fruits & vegetables into their morning meals. Getting creative and being prepared can get everyone fed well- and on their way!
10:25
September 13, 2021
Tennessee Farm to Family: Share the Road
As harvest time approaches, you might see more farm equipment out on the road. In this episode, we'll tell about farm safety and ways that both you and farmers can stay safe on the road. 
29:02
September 10, 2021
Bringing it Home: Food Safety
COVID numbers are high again, and many people are getting their food in non-traditional ways. Janie Burney from UT Extension joins Sarah and Tennille to discuss ways to keep food safe during the ongoing pandemic. September is National Food Safety Education Month.
17:55
September 7, 2021
Tennessee Farm to Family: AgResearch
Did you know that science and agriculture go hand in hand? In this episode, Extension Agent Lindsey Stevenson visits with Scott Stewart and Blake Brown, directors of the West Tennessee and Milan AgResearch and Education Centers to learn how science and agriculture benefit everyone. 
19:59
September 3, 2021
Step Outside: Investigating Tennessee’s Arboreta
PhD student Jillian Gorrell is planning to distribute surveys to arboreta managers across the state to collect data on best practices.Learn the many ins and outs of arboreta management and the importance of protecting and supporting these natural assets.
15:33
September 1, 2021
Bringing it Home; Christmas Countdown
The countdown is on… to Santa’s arrival, of course! This week, Sarah and Tennille are deciding which tasks can be done now to reduce stress during the holiday season.
10:47
August 30, 2021
Tennessee Farm to Family: Meet the Farmer
In this episode, Tennessee Extension agents introduce us to the Grills, a multi-generational farm family who give us a "behind the scenes" look into the business of the family farm. 
19:27
August 27, 2021
Bringing it Home: Reducing Food Waste
The cost of groceries is rising fast! This week, Sarah and Tennille are exploring ways to reduce food waste as a way to keep more dollars in the family budget.
11:14
August 23, 2021
Tennessee Farm to Family: Fall Vegetable Gardening
It's not too early to start thinking about a fall vegetable garden! In this episode, UT Extension Agents, Celeste Scott and Lee Simmons share tips and tricks to make your garden a success 
19:39
August 20, 2021
AgCast: Hardeman Healthy Outreach
Some rural communities in Tennessee have only a few grocery stores selling healthy foods and places where people can exercise. In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney tells us about how UT Extension is working to improve access to healthy foods and exercise opportunities.
09:30
August 19, 2021
Step Outside: They Speak For the Trees
Did you know that the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries manages the Tennessee Champion Tree Program? Tune in to learn about our state’s largest trees from the program’s student leaders.
12:52
August 17, 2021
Bringing it Home: National Sandwich Month
Sarah and Tennille are discussing possible upgrades… to their sandwiches. National Sandwich Month is a great time to figure out how to make this lunch staple healthier and more exciting for the family!
09:01
August 16, 2021
Tennessee Farm to Family: GMO Mythbusting
Why and when did GMO become a dirty word? In this episode, we separate fact from fiction 
22:15
August 13, 2021
Bringing it Home: Coronasomnia
Sleep patterns are off a bit for many, and it might be a problem called “coronasomnia.” This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss the issue and list ways for your family to get more sleep- just in time for the new school year.
09:07
August 11, 2021
Bringing it Home: Coronasomnia
As kids head back to crowded classrooms, their immune systems will need a boost!  This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss practical ways to help protect our kids from common illnesses- and protect ourselves, too.
10:27
August 9, 2021
Tennessee Farm to Family
Welcome to the first episode of Tennessee Farm to Family, where we talk about all things agriculture!! Let our team of Tennessee Extension Agents bring the farm to your family. 
28:34
August 6, 2021
Penny Pinchin' in the Kitchen: Farmer's Market Week
This episode is all about farmer's markets. Whether you sell at a farmer's market, or just enjoy fresh produce from the farm to your table, this episode is for you! 
23:47
August 6, 2021
AgCast: H2O
Some rural counties in Tennessee have only a few grocery stores selling healthy foods and few places to exercise. UT Extension is working to improve access to healthy foods and exercise in a program that includes some ambitious changes for a community. In this episode of "AgCast," Charles Denney tells us about the H2O Program and its goals for future heath. 
09:30
August 5, 2021
Bringing it Home: Crowded Classrooms
As kids head back to crowded classrooms, their immune systems will need a boost!  This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss practical ways to help protect our kids from common illnesses- and protect ourselves, too.
10:27
August 2, 2021
Bringing it Home: Back to School
As schools begin to open their doors again, Sarah and Tennille chat with Twyla King, a Guidance Counselor with Haywood County Schools, to discuss steps that parents can take to make the transition back to school a smooth one.
18:22
July 26, 2021
Bringing it Home: The Skin We're In
Our largest organ- our skin- is often ignored. This week, Sarah and Tennille chat with Charlene Talley, Cosmetologist and Spa Owner, to get the scoop on having clearer, younger-looking skin for the lifespan.
20:29
July 19, 2021
Bringing it Home: Advance Child Tax Credit
Advance Child Tax Credit payments will begin reaching families this month. Sarah and Tennille have a conversation with Dr. Ann Berry, Consumer Economics Specialist at UT Extension, to help parents get their questions answered about receiving these funds.
16:03
July 12, 2021
Bringing it Home: Vaccine Q&A
Sarah and Tennille recently sat for a COVID-19 vaccine Q & A with Kim Tedford, Regional Director of the Jackson-Madison County Health Department. Discussion topics include variant strains of the disease; vaccinations for children; back-to-school masking considerations; and much more.
31:06
July 6, 2021
AgCast: Home Buyer Education
The Tennessee housing market has been chaotic during the pandemic – with a short supply of properties for sale. Buyers need critical information before making their purchase, and UT Extension offers home buyer education that helps with the process. In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney has more on a special recognition for this program, and its impact on a community.
07:22
June 30, 2021
Sit a Spell: Tsali Notch
In this episode,  Meagen and Crystal visit Tsali Notch in Monroe County TN.  Its a longer episode but worth your listen as we talk to J.D. Dalton about the largest commercial muscadine vineyard in TN , Tsali Notch and discuss agriculture industry and the work that goes into great Appalachian products.
58:44
June 29, 2021
Bringing it Home: Proper Food Preservation
Proper food preservation allows us to enjoy the summer’s bounty all year long. This week, Sarah and Tennille are discussing ways to preserve produce safely with special guest, Katies Dees, FCS Agent in Tipton County
18:10
June 28, 2021
Sit a Spell: Richy Kreme Donuts
Join Meagen and Crystal as they visit a local favorite, Richy Kreme Donuts, and talk about heritage and traditions and a couple of other "sweet" surprises!
27:46
June 24, 2021
Bringing it Home: Dietary Guidelines
Healthier eating should never be complicated. That’s why Sarah and Tennille called in Dr. Kristen Johnson, Assistant Professor and Nutrition Specialist with UT Extension, to break down the Dietary Guidelines for Americans into simple tips for daily eating.
18:46
June 21, 2021
Bringing it Home: Cooking for Him
For Fathers’ Day, Sarah and Tennille are thinking about providing a special meal for “him”. This week, they are discussing some health concerns specific to men and ways to feed the dads accordingly this weekend.
15:08
June 14, 2021
UT Southern Info Session
This is the audio portion of the informational session on the latest campus addition to the UT System, UT Southern in Pulaski, TN. Our special guest is  Linda Martin, UT System vice president for academic affairs and student success.
39:01
June 8, 2021
Bringing it Home: Post Pandemic Fashions
For many, it’s time to put the ultra-comfy clothing away and get appropriately dressed again. This week, Sarah and Tennille are joined by Rachel Erwin, FCS Extension Agent from Lauderdale County, to discuss some important aspects of post-pandemic fashions.
13:02
June 7, 2021
Step Outside: Cooling Down Safety City
Walker Fowler discusses his master's project to help create a tree canopy at Safety City, Knoxville's miniature learning center for pedestrian safety.
11:38
June 2, 2021
Bringing it Home: National Home Buying Month
The housing market has been unpredictable since the pandemic started- and Sarah and Tennille need advice about their buying and selling options. Principal Real Estate Broker Tara Joyner joins the conversation to help them understand where the market stands today.
13:26
June 1, 2021
Bringing it Home: Safe Swimming
Sarah and Tennille are ready to hit the pool! Before they dive in, they are chatting with swimming instructor Alyssa Ifantis about teaching infants to swim and keeping everyone safe in the water.
19:11
May 24, 2021
AgCast: Dr. Bill Dance
He’s been a Tennessee fan for decades, and now the university is recognizing perhaps the best-known outdoorsman in the state’s history with an honorary degree. UT’s Herbert College of Agriculture recognized bass master Bill Dance at its recent graduation. You can now call him, Dr. Dance. In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney talks with the fishing legend about the catch of a lifetime. 
06:22
May 20, 2021
Bringing it Home: Blood Pressure Month
The pressure is on… to get your blood pressure under control! This week, Sarah and Tennille are discussing ways to battle or avoid high blood pressure with a few simple lifestyle changes.
09:37
May 17, 2021
Bringing it Home: Revenge Travel
If you’re ready for a post-pandemic getaway, you’re not alone. This week, Sarah and Tennille are discussing “revenge travel” and the steps that people can take to stay safe and save dollars this summer.
11:31
May 10, 2021
UTIA Fireside Chat: The Service Awards Episode
In this special episode of UTIA's Fireside Chat, we recognize those who've served the Institute for 25+ years.
36:34
May 7, 2021
Bringing it Home: ACEs
Children are our future! This week, Sarah and Tennille are joined by Nicole Newman from Le Bonheur’s Children Medical Center to discuss “ACEs”- and why parents, teachers, and others need to know about them.
13:11
May 3, 2021
AgCast: Mini Employees
It could be a new, forward-thinking way to be efficient – staffing an office with people with specialized skills for just a few hours a week. In this episode of "AgCast," Charles Denney visits a middle Tennessee UT Extension office using a new way to increase services and community outreach.
06:50
April 28, 2021
Sit a Spell: Ramp Tramp Festival
Meagen and Crystal are on the road at the Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival.  Grab a glass of sweet tea and Sit a Spell as we talk about our heritage.
27:49
April 27, 2021
Bringing it Home: Make Every Day Earth Day
Every day can be Earth Day when you choose to “reuse” before you recycle. This week, Sarah and Tennille explore this concept and share ideas for using household items more than once.
10:21
April 26, 2021
UTIA Fireside Chat: April 23rd, 2021
UTIA Fireside Chat with Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross. This episode's special guest is UT System President, Randy Boyd, who shares his vision for the One UT initiative.
40:20
April 23, 2021
Penny Pinchin' in the Kitchen: Spring "Green" Cleaning
In this episode, the crew tells us how we can do our spring cleaning the "green" way.
18:14
April 21, 2021
Sit a Spell: Meet Mr. Benton
Season 2 kicking off the Great Tennessee Appalachian Road Show starts  with a true legend and one of our favorite products to come out of Appalachia, Mr. Alan Benton of Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams.
28:36
April 20, 2021
Bringing it Home: Kids and Money
Kids are often left out of the family’s conversations about saving money. This week, Sarah and Tennille are bringing the kids in- with help from UT Extension Consumer Economics Specialist Dr. Chris Sneed.
16:49
April 19, 2021
Sit a Spell: Get Ready for Season Two!
Find out what the gang has in store for season two of "Sit a Spell."
04:11
April 13, 2021
Bringing it Home: National Child Abuse Prevention Month
This is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This week, Sarah and Tennille have an engaging conversation with Megan Gaylord, Program Supervisor for Youth Villages, about the role that parents can play in protecting their children from certain types of child abuse. Please note: This dialogue contains content meant for adult ears.
20:38
April 12, 2021
UTIA Fireside Chat, April 9th, 2021
Monthly Fireside Chat with UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross. This month's special guest is Dr. Mary-Margaret Fill, deputy state epidemiologist with the Tennessee Department of Health. Dr. Fill will provide updates on the statewide vaccination effort to fight COVID-19 and answer questions regarding upcoming phases for vaccine eligibility.
01:03:15
April 9, 2021
Sit a Spell: Gift Ideas
Check out the gang as they do a parody of their favorite SNL skit. It's a recording for the ages!
25:35
April 6, 2021
Bringing it Home: Clean Sheets
Before you climb into bed tonight, Sarah and Tennille want to talk to you about your sheets. They might need a little more attention. Find out more on this week’s “Bringing it Home” episode.
09:29
April 5, 2021
Sit a Spell: So, You Want to Start a Cannery?
Joined by Bradley County Mayor, Gary Davis, the crew asks about starting a cannery/commercial kitchen facility. Mayor Davis provides insight from his position. Meagen and Crystal share their perspective as their counties are looking at plans for long term opportunities. Come sit a spell!
36:23
March 30, 2021
Bringing it Home: Grocery Etiquette
Sarah and Tennille end March with a few gripes (and a few giggles) as they discuss the need for better etiquette at the grocery store.
13:05
March 29, 2021
Sit a Spell: Apple Butter
The gang is back together and better than ever! Join us as we knock off the rust and jump into apple butter. You'll hear a few jabs thrown in the mix, because why not?
21:00
March 23, 2021
Bringing it Home: Get Garden Ready
The days are getting longer, and Sarah and Tennille want to use this extra daylight to get garden-ready. This week, they are chatting with Celeste Scott, Extension Agent in Madison County, to find out what tasks can be done now to get things growing.
18:18
March 22, 2021
Penny Pinchin' in the Kitchen: Fresh, Frozen, Canned.
Which is best, fresh, frozen or canned? The Penny Pinchin' in the Kitchen team has the inside scoop! 
18:01
March 19, 2021
AgCast: Rural Broadband
In the midst of the pandemic, internet use has perhaps never been more critical. But parts of rural Tennessee have problems with limited broadband access – an issue UT’s Institute of Agriculture is working to improve.
06:21
March 18, 2021
Sit a Spell: Facebook Live Fun!
We went live on Facebook with Food Safety Specialist for UT Extension, Dr. Janie Burney! Check out the fun!
28:41
March 16, 2021
Bringing it Home: The Green Episode
It’s Daylight Savings week, and Sarah and Tennille are discussing green foods; sharing little known St. Patrick’s Day facts; and trying to forget about losing an hour of sleep. It’s the GREEN episode!
12:21
March 15, 2021
Step Outside: Describing Structural Complexity of a Forest with LiDAR
In this episode, MS student Bret Elgersma tells us about his research using LiDAR on an experimental oak-pine plantation to capture data on the forest's structural complexity and composition.
19:39
March 11, 2021
Sit a Spell: Get the Job Done!
In this episode, the siblings discuss all the things you'll need to get the food preservation job done!
37:23
March 9, 2021
Bringing it Home: Food Cravings
Let’s face it: We all have food cravings sometimes. In recognition of National Nutrition Month, Sarah and Tennille are discussing their personal cravings- and strategies for overcoming some of them.
12:28
March 8, 2021
UTIA Fireside Chat: March 2021
This is the audio portion of the monthly Fireside Chat with UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross.
45:46
March 5, 2021
AgCast: Veterinarian Mental & Physical Health
These are stressful times – and for certain professions, recent events combined with the challenges of the job can make life and work difficult. UT’s College of Veterinary Medicine is doing several programs to improve physical and mental health for veterinarians, and veterinary students. Find out more from Charles Denney in this episode of "AgCast." 
05:31
March 4, 2021
Sit a Spell: Fact of Myth Showdown
Meagen and Crystal face off--without the answers--in a winner takes all kudos points showdown of food preservation knowledge.
21:45
March 2, 2021
Bringing it Home:Read Across America
This week, Sarah and Tennille sit down with a good book- and with UT Extension Human Development Specialist Dr. Matt Devereaux- to celebrate “Read Across America” week, and they discuss tips for raising strong readers.
21:40
March 1, 2021
Sit a Spell: Food Preservation Facts & Fiction
On the first ever episode Meagen, Crystal and Justin talk about the history of food preservation and all the crazy things they have seen, heard and scrolled past angrily online and in their own families. They try to lay a foundation for a proven method for folks to safely preserve food.
34:48
February 23, 2021
Sit a Spell: What Does it Mean to "Sit a Spell?"
Sit a Spell is a podcast about slowing down, remembering who we are, and chatting about it. Folks used to ask you to come up on the porch and sit a spell. Today, we revive sitting a spell and chat about ways of our heritage and how we utilize those traditions and skills for the future. Season 1 will be all about food preservation. Join us for the first episode as we knock the dust off and dive-in. Disclaimer: This podcast is best enjoyed on a front porch rocking chair while sipping sweet tea out of a mason jar.
01:49
February 22, 2021
Bringing it Home: America Saves Week
It’s America Saves Week! Sarah and Tennille discuss the campaign and how Tennesseans can benefit from participating.
12:21
February 22, 2021
Bringing it Home: Seasonal Affective Disorder
When winter sets in, some people get SAD- Seasonal Affective Disorder. This week, Sarah and Tennille talk to Michele Atkins, UT Extension Agent in Henry County, about her personal experience with SAD and what can be done to cope.
13:07
February 15, 2021
Step Outside: Investigating the Life History of the Laurel Dace through a Surrogate Species
MS student and Tennessee Aquarium employee Shawna Fix explains how studying the life history of a closely related species gives scientists more information on the endangered Laurel Dace.
11:16
February 12, 2021
Bringing it Home: Love in the Time of the Pandemic
The pandemic has affected couples in different ways. Sarah and Tennille chatted with Dr. Heather Sedges, Assistant Professor of Human Development at UT Extension, to gain some insight- just in time for the love celebration.
18:44
February 8, 2021
UTIA Fireside Chat: February 2021
This is the audio portion of the monthly Fireside Chat with UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross. This month's special guest is UT System President, Randy Boyd.
29:01
February 5, 2021
Bringing it Home: Five Heart-Healthy Habits
February is all about hearts, so Sarah and Tennille are sharing “Five Heart-Healthy Habits” to keep the beat going.
12:11
February 1, 2021
Bringing it Home: Pandemic Parenting
Parenting is a tough job anytime, but the pandemic presents some special challenges. Sarah and Tennille are joined by Dr. Jennifer Ward, Director of UT Extension’s nutrition programs, for some practical pointers.
15:48
January 25, 2021
AgCast: President Boyd Visits a UT AgResearch Center
In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney catches up with UT President Randy Boyd on a recent visit to a UT AgResearch and Education Center and an up-close view of UTIA's impact on Tennessee.
04:36
January 19, 2021
Bringing it Home: Pandemic Fatigue
It’s 2021, and COVID-19 is still here! This week, Sarah and Tennille admit to their “pandemic fatigue” and share their strategies for dealing with it.
08:17
January 19, 2021
Bringing it Home: Taking Care of "Self"
Taking care of “self” has to be a priority when it comes to fitness! Sarah and Tennille are joined by Danielle Hazlewood, a personal trainer, who is sharing her weight loss story and advising listeners on how to get started.
16:39
January 11, 2021
UTIA Fireside Chat 1-8-21
This is the audio portion of the monthly Fireside Chat with UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross.
33:03
January 9, 2021
Bringing it Home: Make it a Great Year!
It’s a new year, and Sarah and Tennille are back with their weekly “Bringing it Home” podcast. This week, they share personal tips for making 2021 a great year.
09:21
January 4, 2021
Bringing it Home: Year in Review
Sarah and Tennille present “The Year in Review” on their final podcast of the year.
10:23
December 14, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 12-11-20
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat with Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President, Tim Cross. This week, we honor those who've served UTIA for 25, 30,35, and 40 years.
36:54
December 12, 2020
Bringing it Home: Holiday Foods
We all know the role that food plays in holiday celebrations, but Sarah and Tennille are excited to find out how many foods actually have a holiday dedicated to them during the month of December! This week, they share ideas for incorporating these foods into your celebrations.
11:45
December 7, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 12-4-20
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat with UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross. This week, exciting news about two new products.
30:13
December 4, 2020
AgCast: Cooking with Luca
In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney introduces us to Luca Giori, a professor at UT’s College of Veterinary Medicine shares his knowledge and love of Italian food through virtual cooking lessons. 
05:14
December 3, 2020
Bringing it Home: Does it Protect My Family From COVID?
Does it need cleaning, sanitizing, or disinfecting? What’s the difference? And which protects my family from COVID? This week, Sarah and Tennille are on the case!
11:01
November 30, 2020
Bringing it Home: Gratitude Attitude
Sarah and Tennille are using Thanksgiving week to work on their “gratitude attitudes”- and they want you to join them!
10:02
November 23, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 11-20-20
This is the audio portion of the weekly Fireside Chat with UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross. This week's special guest is Doug Bohner, UTIA HR Officer.
42:45
November 20, 2020
Bringing it Home: Holiday Shopping Season
Coronavirus isn’t the only thing we need to protect ourselves from as we go shopping this holiday season. This week, Sarah and Tennille are sharing some not-so-obvious ways that we can stay safe from those with ill intent.
11:34
November 16, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat 11-13-20
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat with UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross. This week's special guest is Linda Martin, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success with the UT System. Linda shares her thoughts on education in a post-COVID environment.
42:17
November 13, 2020
Step Outside: Prevention and Mitigation of a Dangerous Amphibian Pathogen
In this episode, David Carter and Adri Tompros discuss their research on Bsal, a recently discovered pathogen that eats away at amphibian skin. Bsal has been found across Europe, and Davis and Adri are part of a concerted effort to prevent further spread and transmission in the U.S..
26:18
November 13, 2020
Bringing it Home: COVID RSVP Etiquette
Don’t want to host Thanksgiving? Want social distancing at Christmas? Prefer masks instead of hugs this holiday? Sarah and Tennille are helping you tackle these tough 2020 issues.
10:54
November 9, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 11-6-20
This is the audio portion of the weekly Fireside Chat with UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross. This week, the work UTIA's service units is featured.
44:10
November 6, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 10-30-20
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat with Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross.
29:55
November 3, 2020
Bringing it Home: Extra Holiday Cash
Holiday expenses add up quickly! This week, Sarah and Tennille share ideas for making a few extra bucks, just in time for Santa’s arrival.
10:42
November 2, 2020
AgCast: Milan AgResearch Deal
UTIA is working to keep land its been leasing from the federal government to continue research to help farmers. The AgResearch and Education Center at Milan could lose vital acres if an agreement isn’t reached soon. In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney has more on the campaign to make the farmland permanent UT property.
05:25
October 27, 2020
Bringing it Home: Halloween Treats
2020 may have been full of TRICKS, but Sarah and Tennille have plans for your Halloween TREATS- no matter what your plans are.
08:32
October 26, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 10-23-20
This is the audio portion of the weekly Fireside Chat with UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross. This week we get a look at some of UTIA success stories during the pandemic.
40:05
October 23, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 10-16-20
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat. This week's guest hosts are Dr. David White, Dr. Marcy Souza, Doug Edlund and Doug Bohner.
36:21
October 19, 2020
Bringing it Home: Holiday Prep
Santa will be here sooner than we realize. Sarah and Tennille are discussing things that need to be done a little earlier this year to get ready for his arrival.
10:35
October 19, 2020
Bringing it Home: SIDS Awareness Month
October is SIDS Awareness Month. This week, Sarah and Tennille talk about a set of “ABCs” that just might save a baby you love.
10:21
October 12, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat 10-9-20
This is the audio portion of the weekly Fireside Chat with UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross.
19:01
October 9, 2020
Step Outside: Can Native Grasses Benefit Bobwhite Populations?
In this episode, PhD student Doug Mitchell explains how replacing fescue with native warm-season grasses could benefit bobwhite populations across the Southeast.
12:11
October 7, 2020
Bringing it Home: Stay Healthy Plan
Your family’s “stay healthy” plan should include a fall flu shot. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss why getting this year’s shot is especially important.
09:38
October 5, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 10-2-20
This is the audio portion of the Weekly Fireside Chat, hosted by UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross. This week's special guest is UT Athletics Director, Phil Fulmer.
40:56
October 2, 2020
AgCast: Cades Cove Grasses
Cades Cove is one of Tennessee's most visited and beautiful areas. In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney visits with researchers working to re- establish native vegetation in this area of the Smokies to help improve habitat for wildlife.
04:53
September 29, 2020
Bringing it Home: The Pandemic Awards
Now that the Emmys are over, Sarah and Tennille are presenting their “Pandemic Awards”- a lighter look at the winning trends of 2020.
14:58
September 28, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 9-25-20
This is the audio portion of the weekly Fireside Chat with UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross.
26:42
September 25, 2020
Bringing it Home: Socially Distant Celebrations
It’s birthday week for Tennille, but celebrations are tough to plan during a time of social distance. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss creative ways to celebrate the autumn babies in your family.
11:22
September 21, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 9-18-20
Audio portion of UTIA's Weekly Fireside Chat, hosted by UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross.
24:48
September 18, 2020
Bringing it Home: Working Parents
For many parents, it’s “off to work I go”. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss some specific challenges submitted to them by listeners.
15:41
September 14, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 9-11-20
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat. This week's special guest host is David White, associate dean and professor with UT AgResearch. Dave also serves on UT"s Emergency Operations Center and shares the latest updates from the team.
22:37
September 11, 2020
Step Outside: UTIA and The Nature Conservancy: A Landmark Partnership
UT has entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement with The Nature Conservancy to protect, enhance, and restore thousands of forested acres. In this episode, we learn about what this means for UT, our students, and the future of the forest.
19:10
September 9, 2020
Bringing it Home: Fresh, Frozen, or Canned?
In this episode of "Bringing it Home," Sarah and Tennille are celebrating “More Matters” month by engaging in an important produce debate: Fresh, Frozen, or Canned?
12:25
September 8, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 9-4-20
This is the audio portion of the Weekly Fireside Chat with UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross. This week's special guests are students with 4-H, the Herbert College of Agriculture and the UT College of Veterinary Medicine who share the changes to student life in during the pandemic.
39:15
September 4, 2020
AgCast: COVID and Mental Health
The coronavirus pandemic has been a health and financial crisis, and that also greatly impacts our mental well-being. It’s difficult dealing with the stress many of us face daily. In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney visits with UT Extension experts who share tips to help improve your outlook.
04:59
September 1, 2020
Bringing it Home: More Herbs, Less Salt
This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss how much salt we should eat versus how much we ACTUALLY eat- and the role that herbs can play in helping us find balance.
12:00
August 31, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 8-28-20
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat with Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross.
26:32
August 28, 2020
Bringing it Home: Unemployment Benefits & Taxes
If you have received unemployment benefits this year, there are some things you need to know before tax season rolls around. This week, Sarah and Tennille are helping you prepare.
08:17
August 24, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 8-21-20
In this special edition of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat, we recognize those who've made outstanding contributions to the Institute.
42:55
August 21, 2020
Step Outside: Unpacking Implicit Social Cognition
In this episode, we speak with Sharon Couch, student life and diversity coordinator for the Herbert College of Agriculture, about implicit social cognition and how to be more aware of its presence in our lives.
24:21
August 18, 2020
Bringing it Home: A Cashless Society?
Where have the nickels and dimes gone? Is cash becoming a thing of the past? This week, Sarah and Tennille are tracking down the coins and getting to the root of the current shortage.
13:18
August 17, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 8-14-20
This is the audio portion of UTIA weekly Fireside Chat with UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross. This week's special guest is Heather Seges.
39:28
August 14, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 8-10-20
In this special edition of UTIA's Fireside Chat, we focus on changes made to Knoxville-based facilities. Special guest is Dave Irvin, associate vice chancellor for UT Knoxville facilities services.
43:23
August 10, 2020
Bringing it Home: Separation Anxiety
Parting is such sweet sorrow for families, especially after having so much time at home together. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss separation anxiety for kids and parents.
13:58
August 10, 2020
AgCast: Return to Campus
At some point, classes will restart at the University of Tennessee - with plans for in-person lectures and a return to normal campus life. In this episode of AgCast, leaders of UT's Herbert College of Agriculture are making plans to keep students and faculty safe from the spread of COVID while school goes on and what the new version of college will look like.
05:32
August 4, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 7-31-20
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat with senior vice president and senior vice chancellor, Tim Cross.
53:35
August 3, 2020
Bringing it Home: Back to School Prep
A new school year is coming soon, whether in-person or virtual. This week, Sarah and Tennille are making sure that parents are doing their homework to get ready for whatever lies ahead!
12:27
August 3, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat 7-24-20
This is the audio portion of UTIA's Fireside Chat with Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross. Please note: Due to incorrect information regarding livestock shows and fairs, a portion of this podcast has been edited out.. Here is the corrected information from Dr. Cross: Our Extension leadership team is requiring that any employee who attends a fair or a livestock event must self-quarantine and work remotely for 14 days following the event. I apologize for not realizing that this had been discussed and decided, and in today’s Fireside Chat I responded (incorrectly) that attending livestock events did not require an isolation period. The error for this misstatement is entirely my responsibility, and I regret the misunderstanding that my comments may have created. To summarize, Extension employees who attend a fair or a livestock event are required to self-quarantine and work remotely for 14 days following the last day of the event. Thanks to each of you for your commitment to serving our farmers, families, youth and communities during this challenging time, and please accept my apology for adding confusion to an already stressful situation.
54:20
July 27, 2020
Bringing it Home: Sales Tax Holiday
This week, Sarah and Tennille are preparing for a special holiday… from sales tax! They are sharing ways that consumers can save big this weekend, and introducing a new tax holiday just for those who like to dine out.
08:42
July 27, 2020
Bringing it Home: Beat the Heat
This week, Sarah and Tennille are battling the “dog days of summer” and sharing the strategies they use to beat the extreme heat.
11:12
July 20, 2020
Bringing it Home: Berry Wild!
This week, Sarah & Tennille go “berry wild” as they talk about their favorites, and they include ways to use in-season berries to add color to meals and snacks.
08:48
July 13, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: July 10th, 2020
Audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat with Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross.
47:49
July 10, 2020
Step Outside: Investigating Wild Turkey Populations
In this episode of "Step Outside," PhD student Lindsey Phillips talks with us about her comprehensive research on wild turkey population declines in Middle Tennessee, 
14:26
July 7, 2020
Bringing it Home: Feelings of Uncertainty
This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss their feelings of uncertainty and review some strategies that everyone can use to navigate these unprecedented times.
15:18
July 6, 2020
Call of the Week: Hot Topics with Larry Steckel & Scott Stewart
Weed management is dominating calls to UT Extension specialists this week. Larry Steckel answers those frequently asked questions in this episode. He's joined by Scott Stewart who discusses insect management issues to look out for as we enter July.
12:20
July 2, 2020
Bringing it Home: Safe Cookouts
Sarah and Tennille are declaring their “independence” from podcasting this week- so please enjoy last year’s Fourth of July episode as you prepare to celebrate.
13:05
June 29, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 6-26-20
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat for the week of June 26th. 
01:05:13
June 26, 2020
Bringing it Home: Insurance Awareness
National insurance Awareness Day is coming up, so Sarah and Tennille have a chat with Andrea Bond Johnson, CEO of an insurance company, to get the scoop on reviewing coverage and strategies for building wealth!
22:00
June 22, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: June 19th, 2020
This is the audio portion of this week's Fireside Chat with UTIA SVP and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross. Special guest, Lelan Statom from WTVF-TV in Nashville. 
48:11
June 19, 2020
Bringing it Home: Celebrating Father's Day in a Big Way!
This week, Sarah and Tennille are ready to celebrate fathers in a big way. Dad will definitely need more than a tie to survive the challenges of 2020!
10:39
June 15, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: June 12th, 2020
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat with Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross.
01:09:19
June 15, 2020
Bringing it Home: Email Etiquette
This week, before you hit SEND on your next message, Sarah and Tennille want to kick off “National E-Mail Week” with you!
14:17
June 8, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: June 5th, 2020
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat with Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President, Tim Cross.
47:13
June 5, 2020
Call of the Week: Hot Topics with Larry Steckel & Scott Stewart
Farmers facing heavy thrips infestation and the late-breaking news that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has vacated registrations for three dicamba herbicides. It's all covered.
10:39
June 4, 2020
Call of the Week: Chemical Burn on Cotton
Dr. Larry Steckel's top call for this week has been assessing chemical injury to young cotton plants. That's thanks to weather and soil conditions when many post-emergence herbicide applications were made. Dr. Steckel will discuss what to do next and how to mitigate chemical burn going forward. He'll also discuss glyphosate-resistant johnsongrass.
04:56
June 2, 2020
AgCast: COVID-19's Economic Impact
In this episode of AgCast, with people out of work, and some businesses still closed, COVID-19 has a far-reaching economic impact. UT’s Institute of Agriculture is working to help during this time.  Charles Denney has more on surviving COVID financially on the farm, and around your kitchen table.
05:59
June 2, 2020
Bringing it Home: June Dairy Month
This week, Sarah & Tennille abandon the simple glass of milk and take June Dairy Month to the next level with their calcium-rich ideas.
15:12
June 1, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: May 29th, 2020
This is the audio portion of UTIA's Fireside Chat with Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross.
46:51
May 29, 2020
Step Outside: Elk Reintroduction
In this episode of Step Outside, we’re taking an interdisciplinary dive into exploring public perceptions, trust, and confidence in Tennessee’s elk reintroduction program with PhD student Cristina Watkins.
17:41
May 29, 2020
Bringing it Home: What Are We Searching For?
Sarah and Tennille take a light-hearted look at how people have changed their online search habits since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
11:30
May 26, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: May 25th, 2020
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat with Tim Cross, Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor for the UT Institute of Agriculture. 
37:02
May 22, 2020
Bringing it Home: Skill Up Tennessee
Sarah and Tennille chat about benefits that Skill Up Tennessee can offer those with recent income reductions due to COVID-19. Special guest is Deanna Poole, Career Navigator.
10:51
May 18, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: May 15th, 2020
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat with Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross.
46:23
May 15, 2020
Call of the Week: Virtual Scout School
Scott Stewart lays out plans for summer educational programing, including Cotton Scout School (which will be held virtually on May 29) and Soybean Scout School (virtual with date TBD). He also discusses advantages/disadvantages of online learning and murder hornets. To register for Cotton Scout School, email LaDonn Kelso at dkelso2@tennessee.edu.
07:36
May 13, 2020
Bringing it Home: To Vacay or Not to Vacay
Sarah and Tennille chat about benefits that Skill Up Tennessee can offer those with recent income reductions due to COVID-19. Special guest is Deanna Poole, Career Navigator.
10:51
May 11, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: May 8th, 2020
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat with Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross.
56:01
May 8, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: May 1st, 2020
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat segment that ran on May 1st, 2020.
38:12
May 4, 2020
Bringing it Home: Celebrating Mom From a Distance
Sarah and Tennille are celebrating Mom in a big way- all while keeping the CDC’s social distance recommendations in mind.
08:50
May 4, 2020
Step Outside: Cover Crops & Avian Populations
In this episode of "Step Outside," masters student Brittany Panos tells us how plating agricultural fields with cover crops, instead of allowing them to fallow, many benefit many bird species. 
14:41
April 30, 2020
Call of the Week: Summer Internship Opportunity
Dr. Heather Kelly joins this week's podcast to discuss a 2020 summer internship opportunity at the West TN AgResearch and Education Center. It's open to students from any college or university...not just UT...and you get paid! Find the application at utcrops.com/people/Intern_Application.pdf.
09:34
April 29, 2020
AgCast: Masks of Love
With this life pause. comes the calling to help in this coronavirus situation. Across Tennessee, hundreds of people are sewing masks to donate in this time of equipment shortages. In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney reports on “Masks of Love,” and how a kind movement to protect others grew rapidly online.
06:07
April 29, 2020
Bringing it Home: Computer Love
Sarah and Tennille are using this extra time at home to “spring clean” their tech items and sharing their to-do list with listeners.
16:06
April 27, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 4-24-20
This is the audio portion of UTIA's Fireside Chat from April 24th, 2020. 
52:28
April 24, 2020
Bringing it Home: Finding Summer Child Care
This week, Sarah & Tennille discuss the scramble to find summer child care, especially with more school systems dismissing early due to COVID-19
10:40
April 20, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: April 17th, 2020
This is the audio portion of UTIA's weekly Fireside Chat with Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross
42:26
April 17, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat 1
This is the audio portion of the first Fireside Chat  conducted by Tim Cross, UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor.
27:17
April 15, 2020
AgCast: One Health
In this episode of AgCast,The University of Tennessee System and UTIA are working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Long before we'd heard of coronavirus, UT formed the One Health Initiative. Here's more on the effort to combine science, research and veterinary medicine to save human lives.
05:58
April 14, 2020
Bringing it Home: Blame it on the Rain
This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss protecting your home and belongings from the April rains and storms that are upon us.
09:19
April 13, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: April 9th, 2020
This is the audio portion of the weekly "Fireside Chat" by Tim Cross, Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor of UTIA.
27:17
April 9, 2020
Call of the Week: Virtual No-Till Field Day
Blake Brown, center director of the UT AgResearch and Education Center at Milan, discusses the upcoming No-Till Field Day, which will be offered as an online event in 2020.
12:10
April 9, 2020
AgCast: Hempin' Ain't Easy
There’s a huge movement in Tennessee agriculture with many people planning to grow – or already producing – hemp. In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney show us how UTIA is helping growers learn about production techniques, marketing and even the legalities of this new crop.
05:55
April 7, 2020
Fireside Chat: April 3rd, 2020.
This is the audio-only portion of the weekly Fireside Chat video from UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross. 
30:49
April 6, 2020
Bringing it Home: Working from Home
Working from home may be the new normal for some people. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss some of their personal challenges and develop a plan to be successful.
15:33
April 6, 2020
Step Outside: Learning about Staging and Swarming in Bats
In this episode of "Step Outside," we learn about spring staging and fall swarming of two white-nose syndrome-sensitive bat species. Our special guest is graduate student Malloy Tate, who tells us about these critical time periods in the lives of tri-colored and Indiana bats.
24:46
April 1, 2020
AgCast: Social Distancing Outdoors
Events are postponed, schools shut down, restaurants doing only takeout and church services have gone online It's the world we live in as we deal with COVID-19, but there are things we can do to improve our mental outlook. In this episode of, AgCast, Charles Denney has more on social distancing, while still enjoying nature and outdoor exercise. 
06:03
March 31, 2020
Bringing it Home: April Fool's Week
It’s “April Fool’s Week”! Sarah and Tennille are inviting listeners to recognize some of the foolish things we do that compromise our mental health.
15:01
March 30, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat with Tim Cross
This is the audio portion of a recent "Fireside Chat" with UTIA Senior Vice President and Senior Vice Chancellor, Tim Cross, on March 27th, 2020. The UTIA Fireside Chats are a series of Q&A sessions regarding UTIA issues and the COVID-19  pandemic. 
28:42
March 27, 2020
Call of the Week: Managing Late Burndown
The rainy spring has delayed burndown for most Tennessee producers. Dr. Larry Steckel discusses considerations for adapting burndown programs to wet weather delays.
06:03
March 26, 2020
AgCast: 4-H Reunion
More than 10,000 young Tennesseans graduate from University of Tennessee Extension's 4-H program each year. That adds up to having 4-H alumni statewide also numbering in the thousands, including past 4-H'ers of all ages. In this episode of "AgCast," we visit a reunion older folks reliving their younger days as a 4-Her. We catch up and reminisce at an event in Lebanon, Tennessee. 
06:13
March 24, 2020
Bringing it Home: Homeschooling Tips
Schools are unexpectedly dismissed, leaving Sarah and Tennille feeling unprepared to “homeschool.” They are joined by Sherry Ingram, a veteran classroom teacher, for tips and resources to keep the school year going at home.
15:16
March 23, 2020
Call of the Week: COVID-19 and Agriculture
How will COVID-19 affect Tennessee agriculture? UT Extension Area Farm Management Specialist Danny Morris discusses the current and future implications for livestock and crop markets.
11:14
March 19, 2020
AgCast: The Physics of the Free Throw
Even though March Madness is on hiatus this year, this episode of AgCast explores a cool class at the University of Tennessee that examines, "The Physics of the Free Throw."
05:31
March 17, 2020
Bringing it Home: Financial Infidelity
How can secrets about money and debt affect your romantic relationship? Sarah & Tennille explore infidelity this week… FINANCIAL infidelity! Grab your popcorn for this one.
32:42
March 16, 2020
Call of the Week: Preparing for 2020 Weed Management
Dr. Larry Steckel's top call this week has been questions about preemergent herbicides for grass control. In this episode he provides his recommendations. He also provides an overview of weed control trends and technology discussed at the recent Weed Science Society of America conference.
06:01
March 11, 2020
Bringing it Home: Please Don' Wake Me!
This week, Sarah and Tennille face the challenges of getting enough sleep as they adjust to the clock “springing ahead”
13:09
March 9, 2020
AgCast: Nighttime Tornadoes
Tennessee leads the nation with the highest percentage of tornadoes that occur at night. In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney visits with UTIA climatologist, Joanne Logan to discuss this unusual phenomenon. 
09:03
March 5, 2020
Step Outside: The Elusive Sickle Darter
Studying the elusive sickle darter: PhD student Kyler Hecke discusses the distribution of this small fish, environmental threats and plans to help this species.
12:10
March 3, 2020
Bringing it Home: Eating Right Bite by Bite
Sarah & Tennille celebrate National Nutrition Month by discussing ways to shop for nutritious foods on a budget.
10:46
March 2, 2020
Bringing it Home: Leaping for Joy!
This week, Sarah and Tennille are LEAPING for joy because of the extra day this month- and they are sharing creative and unique ideas for making memories on Leap Day 2020.
26:48
February 24, 2020
Call of the Week: Insect Pressure Following Warm Winter
Could we see more insect pressure in 2020 following this mild winter? And what species should worry us? Dr. Scott Stewart explains.
05:12
February 20, 2020
Bringing it Home: And Baby Makes Three
This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss the challenges of being a new parent and makes suggestions for how family and friends can help! Special guest is Katie Dees, Extension Agent in Tipton County and mom to two young children.
19:37
February 17, 2020
Call of the Week: Improving Drought Adaptation in Soybeans
Dr. Avat Shekoofa details her ongoing research to identify genetic mechanisms for drought tolerance in soybean lines.
11:28
February 12, 2020
Bringing it Home: How to Avoid a Jerk!
How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk! Sarah & Tennille highlight this book about romantic relationships and give tips for building lasting connections.
15:07
February 10, 2020
Step Outside: Going Batty
In this inaugural episode of “Step Outside,” we talk with Hannah Shapiro, a graduate student in Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, who will tell us about her research on white-nose syndrome in bats and how national park visitors feel about this epidemic.
17:19
February 4, 2020
Step Outside: Going Batty
In this inaugural episode of “Step Outside,” we talk with Hannah Shapiro, a graduate student in Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, who will tell us about her research on white-nose syndrome in bats and how national park visitors feel about this epidemic.
18:41
February 4, 2020
Call of the Week: Talking Cotton
UT Extension Cotton Specialist Tyson Raper discusses varieties, research and an overview of the upcoming Cotton Focus.
09:25
February 4, 2020
Bringing it Home: Let's Eat Out!
This week, Sarah and Tennille list ways to escape from the kitchen and enjoy restaurant meals… without breaking the bank.
12:42
February 3, 2020
Call of the Week: The Long-range Forecast
Dr. Scott Stewart just finished a study involving 60 years of weather data. The results may surprise you. In this podcast, he'll discuss the data and potential impacts on insect pest dynamics in Tennessee.
08:46
January 27, 2020
Brining it Home: Fix My Commute
This week, Sarah & Tennille share ideas for making your time spent in the car healthier and happier.
09:23
January 27, 2020
Call of the Week: Pesticide Recertification
Larry Steckel provides a rundown of how applicators can get certified with Dicamba and Paraquat in addition to Private Applicator Recertification. He also gives a preview of his West Tennessee Grain Conference talk.
05:44
January 23, 2020
Bringing it Home: Winter Blahs
In need of some winter sun? You’re not alone! This week, Sarah and Tennille ways to beat the “winter blahs” until Spring makes its arrival.
09:49
January 21, 2020
AgCast: Trade Disputes
In this episode of AgCast, we visit with Andrew Muhammad and Aaron Smith, with UTIA's Ag Resource and Economics department to discuss the current trade disputes and their effects on agriculture in Tennessee and beyond.
15:25
January 17, 2020
Call of the Week: New Hemp Pesticides
Scott Stewart and Heather Kelly discuss the six pesticides recently approved for use in hemp in Tennessee, along with hemp pest control insights from the 2019 growing season.
13:06
January 14, 2020
Bringing it Home: Wedding Bells in 2020?
Hearing wedding bells in 2020? This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss current bridal trends- from the hashtag to the honeymoon- and talk budgeting for the big day. Special guest is event planner Stephanie Graham.
24:17
January 13, 2020
Bringing it Home: MOVE Into the New Decade
Sarah and Tennille are helping you MOVE into the new decade with ideas for increasing physical activity. Special guest is Dr. Lisa Washburn, Community Health Specialist with the University of Tennessee.
20:09
January 6, 2020
Bringing it Home: Maintain Don't Gain
In their final podcast of 2019, Sarah and Tennille talk about using mindfulness and other tools to “Maintain, Don’t Gain” during the holiday season.
13:56
December 16, 2019
Bringing it Home: Speaking of Evergreens
This week,  Sarah and Tennille tackle the “real vs. artificial” tree debate and discuss ideas for using fresh greenery for holiday décor. Our special guest is Celeste Scott, Horticulture Agent in Madison County.
20:05
December 9, 2019
AgCast: Happy Holidays
All of us at UTIA want to wish everyone a happy holiday season! In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney shares a VOLiday message from Caula Beyl.,  Dean of the UT Herbert College of Agriculture. We also learn about a program that helps seniors have a better holiday season through the gift of spending time together. 
08:59
December 6, 2019
Bringing it Home: Hidden Holiday Expenses
This week,  Sarah and Tennille are uncovering some “hidden” holiday expenses- and making a plan to get the December budget back on track.
15:53
December 2, 2019
Bringing it Home: Talkin' Turkey
This week, Sarah and Tennille are talkin’ turkey, as they guide you from the store to the plate- and on to the leftovers! They have ideas for every step along the way- and a few stories to tell.
19:44
November 25, 2019
Bringing It Home: The Great American Smokeout
The Great American Smokeout is coming! You’ve probably heard about secondhand smoke, but Sarah and Tennille are also exploring how thirdhand smoke affects our health and offering ways to protect the ones we love.
15:11
November 18, 2019
Bringing it Home: Surviving the HoliDAZE!
The HoliDAZE are almost here! Sarah and Tennille share some “holiday horrors” relating to food, travel, shopping, and more! This is a special edition of the podcast, recorded before a live audience. Guests are FCS Agents from the Western Region, who also share their stories.
22:57
November 11, 2019
AgCast: Fresh Electric Farm
Farmers don’t need sunshine to produce abundant food. We can duplicate ideal growing conditions indoors – using lights, for instance.UTIA is teaming with several utility and energy agencies for an experimental way to grow nutritious crops inside a new facility.In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney shows us futuristic farming that’s energy-efficient.
05:57
November 6, 2019
Bringing it Home: Defying Diabetes
Defying Diabetes: November is National Diabetes Month. Sarah and Tennille sit down with Callie Compton, entrepreneur and former Miss Memphis, to discuss some common assumptions about diabetes and how Callie has used her diabetes as a platform and not an excuse.
23:26
November 4, 2019
AgCast: Horse Management
Horses are some of nature's most majestic creatures, and it's important for their human owners to take care of them. UT Extension put together a series of equine management field days across Tennessee and AgCast was there. 
05:30
October 29, 2019
Bringing it Home: Scaring Up Some Fun
Scare up some FUN with Sarah and Tennille on this Halloween edition of “Bringing it Home”.
17:04
October 28, 2019
Bringing it Home: Lead Poisoning Prevention
This is Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. In this episode, Sarah and Tennille offer tips for keeping kids safe from lead exposure and help parents determine whether their home is at risk.
11:37
October 21, 2019
Bringing it Home: Be Nice!
Be Nice! October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Sarah and Tennille are joined by Emily Oswald, Public Health Educator in Crockett County, for a conversation on anti-bullying practices, coping skills, and warning signs.
13:47
October 14, 2019
Bringing it Home: The PINK episode
This is the PINK Episode! Sarah and Tennille discuss risk factors for breast cancer and explore screening options for women who do not have insurance coverage for mammograms.
11:18
October 7, 2019
Call of the Week: Cotton Harvest Issues
Speeding up a slow boll...managing regrowth...or avoiding it all together. Dr. Tyson Raper addresses these issues in this podcast recorded on 10/4/19.
09:41
October 4, 2019
AgCast: Behind the Scenes at "Bringing it Home"
It's a podcast about...a podcast! In this episode of "AgCast," we take a look behind the scenes of our sister show, "Bringing it Home." You'll find out from Sarah and Tennille what goes into producing each weekly episode and more! 
05:06
October 3, 2019
Bringing it Home: Cholesterol 101
September is Cholesterol Education Month.  Sarah and Tennille commemorate “International Podcast Day” by using their platform to share the basics of maintaining a healthy cholesterol level.
14:06
September 30, 2019
Call of the Week: The 2019/20 Cover Crop
We're still in the cover crop planting window, and in this podcast, Dr. Virginia Sykes discusses expectations for a short cover crop season, what species perform best under late planted conditions, and new cover crop varieties that are getting good marks in UT tests.
10:19
September 26, 2019
Bringing it Home: Moving and Learning
Children learn better when they are moving. Sarah and Tennille are joined by Peggy Jackson, Director of Haywood County Family Resource Centers, to explain how fidgeting can make homework time less stressful.
16:35
September 23, 2019
Call of the Week: Cotton Defoliation
Dr. Tyson Raper addresses cotton defoliation concerns and offers product recommendations for defoliating weather stressed plants.
05:14
September 18, 2019
AgCast: Carol White
For UTIA alumnus Carol White, her education in the Department of Food Science was the perfect intro to her career in Pharmacy. As part of our One Health perspective, we sat down with this 2005 graduate to find out how her time at the Herbert College of Agriculture set her up for success and how she draws on her Food Science background in the world of pharmacy.
10:60
September 17, 2019
Bringing it Home: Manage Your Meds
Prescription Opioid Awareness Week is September 15-21.  Sarah and Tennille give statistics and talk about smart ways to manage your medication usage, even if your medicine is not an opioid. (This info is for parents and caregivers of other people also!)
11:51
September 16, 2019
Bringing it Home: How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?
Sarah and Tennille sit down with Tracey Sullivan, UT Extension Western Region Program Leader for Agriculture & Natural Resources, to trace the steps food takes to get from the farm to your lunchbox.
24:49
September 9, 2019
Call of the Week: 2019 Weed Recap
Dr. Larry Steckel provides a rundown of 2019 weed control issues and offers recommendations for 2020, including which nozzles to use, application timings and weeds to watch.
08:10
September 4, 2019
Bringing it Home: More Fruits and Veggies
September is “More Matters: Fruits & Veggies” Month. Sarah and Tennille share their ideas for incorporating more produce into your diet. Also- Tennille has a big announcement to make!
14:49
September 3, 2019
Call of the Week: Crop Disease and Upcoming Field Days
Dr. Heather Kelly shares disease outlook in cotton and soybean and discusses what you can expect to learn at the upcoming Soybean Disease Field Day (9/3/19) and Cotton Tour Field Day (9/4/19).
08:07
August 29, 2019
Bringing it Home: Mobile Health Unit
This week, Sarah and Tennille explore the ways that Le Bonheur’s mobile health unit is serving West Tennessee schools. Special guest is Chelcie Oseni from Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
16:09
August 26, 2019
Call of the Week: Chronic Wasting Disease
With deer hunting season approaching, UT Extension Wildlife Specialist Dan Grove discusses Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a new and dangerous threat to Tennessee's deer and elk populations. Dr. Grove will explain containment efforts, new hunting regulations and concerns for human health.  Visit the official CWD in Tennessee website for more details, https://www.tn.gov/twra/hunting/cwd.html.
22:07
August 23, 2019
Bringing it Home: I'll Be There for You
This week, Sarah and Tennille talk about the importance of having close friends (including the surprising health benefits) and play a game to see how well they really know each other.
17:55
August 19, 2019
AgCast: MEGA-BITESS
In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney tells us how teachers are learning the science of mosquitoes and contributing to future research. 
05:58
August 15, 2019
Call of the Week: BOLO for Bollworms
Dr. Scott Stewart is putting out a BOLO (Be On the Look-Out) for bollworms in cotton. In this podcast, he explains proper scouting techniques, treatment thresholds and effective insecticides for bollworm.
12:51
August 14, 2019
Bringing it Home: It's a Different World
“It’s a Different World." This week, Sarah and Tennille explore ways to prepare your family financially and to help your child get ready for the transition to college. Special guest is Kara Reeves, Completion Coach for Jackson State Community College.
24:32
August 12, 2019
Call of the Week: Cotton Nutrient Deficiencies
It's been a tough season for cotton producers. Dr. Tyson Raper discusses why cotton appears to be "turning" early.
06:22
August 6, 2019
Bringing it Home: Back to School
In this episode of "Bringing it Home," Sarah and Tennille help families “Get Ready, Get Set, and Get Back on Track” for the new school year.
13:30
August 5, 2019
Bringing it Home: Six Month Anniversary
This week, Sarah and Tennille celebrate the first six months of their “podcast journey” by answering questions from their subscribers, reflecting on favorite guests, and making two BIG announcements! This is a “listen and win” episode.
15:54
July 29, 2019
Bringing it Home: Maximize Your Back to School Dollars
This week on "Bringing it Home,"  Sarah and Tennille discuss ways to maximize your back-to-school dollars during “tax-free” weekend. 
12:15
July 22, 2019
Bringing it Home: The Great Hydrate
This week on "Bringing it Home," Sarah and Tennille talk about the myths surrounding how much water people really need to drink every day, and they look at creative ways to “Hydrate Great” during the Dog Days of Summer.
15:13
July 12, 2019
Bringing it Home: Kitchen Divas
This week on "Bringing it Home,"  Sarah and Tennille discuss being “UT Kitchen Divas” and talk about the Summer Celebration Lawn & Garden Show! Special guests are the other two Divas- Rebecca Seratt and Joy Powell.
15:44
July 8, 2019
Call of the Week: Glyphosate Safety
In light of recent publicity concerning the herbicide glyphosate, University of Tennessee Extension has released a Glyphosate Fact Sheet to address questions and concerns pertaining to the herbicide. Drs. Jim Brosnan and Larry Steckel discuss.
09:48
July 3, 2019
Bringing it Home: Safe Cookouts
This week on "Bringing it Home,"  Sarah and Tennille celebrate the Fourth of July by declaring their “independence” from food poisoning risks at cookouts.
13:05
July 1, 2019
Bringing it Home: National Homeownership Month
June is National Homeownership Month. In this episode of “Bringing it Home,” Sarah and Tennille get the inside scoop on buying and selling from special guest Tara Joyner, Real Estate Agent.
19:34
June 24, 2019
Call of the Week: Weeds, Weeds, Weeds
Dr. Larry Steckel recaps highlights of the annual Weed Tour and addresses crop weed questions he has received this week.
06:29
June 21, 2019
AgCast: 4-H Camp
This summer, more than 5,000 kids will attend a Tennessee 4-H camp. University of Tennessee Extension operates three camps, each offering dozens of cool experiences--made fun by the most important activity of all, meeting new people. 
07:45
June 21, 2019
Bringing it Home: The Five S's of Sun Safety
This Week: Sarah and Tennille discuss the Five S’s of Sun Safety. Before you soak up the sun on your summer vacation- or work and play in your yard this weekend- check out ways to protect your family members from the sun’s rays.
13:40
June 17, 2019
Call of the Week: Controlling Grass Weeds
Dr. Larry Steckel discusses weed challenges and options for grass weed species, such as johnsongrass, goosegrass and barnyard grass.
06:56
June 12, 2019
Bringing it Home: Men’s Health Month
In this episode of Bringing it Home, Sarah and Tennille are joined by Quill Brabham from the Tennessee Department of Health to discuss specific to men, including both mental and physical health.
22:37
June 10, 2019
Call of the Week: Thrips and Tarnished Plant Bugs
Dr. Scott Stewart advises on timely management steps for controlling thrips and tarnished plant bugs in cotton.
05:52
June 5, 2019
AgCast: Nursery Sprayer
Nationally, the nursery industry contributes 4 billion dollars to our economy, and tennessee is well-known for producing trees and plants. UT Extension has been involved in developing technology that improves how nurseries apply pesticides. In this episode of AgCast, Charles Denney has more on reducing chemicals and perhaps increasing profits. 
05:28
June 4, 2019
Bringing it Home: CPR and AED Awareness Week
The song STAYING ALIVE has the correct beat for chest compressions! In this episode, Sarah and Tennille observe National CPR and AED Awareness Week by discussing emergency response, certification options, and use of the AED machine during cardiac arrest.
18:37
June 3, 2019
Call of the Week: Prevented Planting
As deadlines for late planting of corn and cotton loom, Dr. Chris Boyer discusses producer options and new research to help producers select an optimal strategy. More information available at https://extension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/W820.pdf. 
13:50
May 31, 2019