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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chad Hayes with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and Dr. Larry Steckel, UTIA, discuss upcoming educational visits related to dicamba spray applications and what producers can expect if they are selected.
This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss creative ways to help children avoid summer “learning loss” while school is out. Our special guest is Peggy Jackson, Director of the Haywood County Family Resource Centers.
In this episode of "AgCast," we highlight a federal program that's had a half-century of impact in Tennessee and the nation. EFNEP teaches families about healthy eating habits and money management. Charles Denney tells us how families benefit from information and smart planning.
Dr. Larry Steckel answers questions about the newly approved over-the-top dicamba product, Tavium, the looming May 15 cutoff for older dicamba formulations, dicamba volatility research and buffer zones.
It’s Healthier Tennessee Week! This week, Sarah and Tennille talk to Syrena Flowers from the Governor’s Foundation on Health & Wellness to explore ways that communities can get started in the program and its benefits.
Caregivers Need Care, Too! Special guest Miss Tennessee Christine Williamson chats with Sarah and Tennille about her road to the title, her Alzheimer’s disease platform, and her role as a family caregiver.
This is National Poison Prevention Week. Is your family safe from accidental poisonings in the home? On this episode of “Bringing it Home,” Sarah and Tennille look at ways to be sure and what to do if it happens.
Tennessee is fortunate to have a diverse blend of plants, from tall trees to beautiful flowers to robust agricultural crops. UTIA recently asked people to nominate plants they belive have shaped the state in positive and negative ways.
In this episode of AgCast, young people in Bradley County learn the harsh realities of making poor choices - navigating their way through a "Life Maze." UT Extension was one of the community partners involved in this eye-opening project.
This is the first in a series of podcasts featuring UT Extension Agents, Sarah Poole and Tennille Short. "Bringing it Home" will focus on issues around the home to help you tackle the challenges faced by today's families. Today's podcast focuses on smart goals for the new year and how you can achieve them in the new year.
There's new language in the 2019 dicamba label covering the impact of low pH on dicamba volatility. Dr. Larry Steckel explains what the label says, what brand new University of Tennessee research has found, and what applicators can do to stay on label and on target in 2019.
It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas, and Dr. Heather Kelly is sharing the gift of free screenings for soilborne pathogens. It's a great value and not too late to participate. Listen for details.
It’s the holidays – putting many of us in a giving spirit.
But it’s also a time when thieves look to take advantage of your generosity. Consumer experts with UT Extension offer warnings about holiday scams.
The corn checkoff vote is November 28-29. In this podcast, questions about voting procedure are answered by Larry Maxwell, Assistant Commissioner of Administration and Grants with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
When a military family loses a loved one in the line of duty -- many people in the civilian world want to help.
As Veteran’s Day nears, Tennessee master gardeners are doing a project across the state line at Fort Campbell, Kentucky to aid our service families.
Charles Denney has more on beautiful gifts of time.
Get the dirt on soil testing from Dr. Angela McClure. She explains the benefits of testing in the fall and the biggest mistake she sees producers making when they soil sample. Listen to the end for info on soil testing discounts at the UT lab.
Grass weeds have been a real issue for farmers as they try to move combines through the field to harvest. Dr. Larry Steckel explains why we're seeing an uptick in grass weed populations and offers weed control recommendations to keep in mind for next spring.
It's that time of year when soybean fields can start to show symptoms of disease, and Dr. Heather Kelly's phone has been hot this week. She discusses the issues she's seeing most in fields this year and also explains how producers can take advantage of a new free soil screening.
Call of the Week features UT Crops specialists discussing their most frequent calls and questions of the past week. In our inaugural episode, Dr. Tyson Raper recommends cotton defoliation products for the 2018 harvest season.
One of UTIA's colleges has a new name and a re-energized focus. When classes get underway on the UT Ag Campus, students and faculty will be part of the renamed Herbert College of Agriculture. The change comes from a generous donation from Jim and Judi Herbert, UT alumni now living in Michigan. Mr. Herbert founded Neogen, an international food safety company. With their gift, the Herberts are thinking decades into the future, when science and agriculture will be critical to feeding the world.
A common emotion for many of us is anger, which can cause problems in our personal lives and our careers if it's out of control. UT and TSU Extension will soon be teaching a program on learning to relax and manage anger.
Like people, our pets can sometimes be diagnosed with cancer. Animal treatments can be expensive, but a program at UT's College of Veterinary Medicine makes it possible for pets and their owners to seek a cure without accumulating a large bill.
It's perhaps Tennessee's most urgent crisis, people dying from opioid overdoses, more than 1,600 in a recent year. UT Extension and Tennessee 4-H are working to educate people, especially kids and teens, about the dangers of these drugs.
Raising the curtain on agriculture. It's not a combination you hear often, farming and theatre. But some Tennessee producers are climbing on stage as actors to tell others about their profession, both the good and the bad.
A number of students at UTIA's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are military veterans. Charles Denney introduces us to Brent Bennae, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran who is now pursuing a degree in Animal Science.
A researcher with the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries is leading a collaborative regional study on black bear populations. Find out about the specialized methodology of this program, the data that’s being gathered, and why this work is important for many different species.
Home gardeners are a great way to produce healthy foods. But how do you know what to plant on your land? UT Extension is teaming with home gardeners statewide to test different vegetables-- squash, peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins-- bounty from a home garden trial.
Farmers in Tennessee and across the southeastern U.S. are hearing about crop damage caused by the herbicide dicamba. UT's Institute of Agriculture is working with producers to educate them about dicamba and perhaps limit any harmful impact.
Isaac Bennett is a 1984 graduate of UTIA's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. In his current role, he serves as Vice President of Capital Markets with Farm Credit Bank of Texas. Recently, Bennett was the commencement speaker at CASNR's recent graduation ceremony in May. During his visit to Knoxville, we had a chance to catch up with Isaac Bennett and get his thoughts on agriculture and his college experience.
March is known as Women's History Month...in Tennessee it is also known as UT Extension Month. We sit down with Tracey Sullivan, new Extension Program Leader in West Tennessee, and a champion of both causes.
Like people, pets can be diagnosed with cancer and the treatments can be expensive. UT's College of Veterinary Medicine is making it possible for pets and their owners to seek a cure without accumulating a large bill.
A great lesson for kids is to learn the value of money; how to spend it, save it and share it. UT Extension has a program called "Money is Elementary" in many schools where kids learn to handle real money.
The devastating fires that burned Gatlinburg and Sevier County late last year destroyed homes, businesses, thousands of acres of forests – and claimed 14 lives. Now efforts are underway to rebuild and help people get their lives back.
Charles Denney has more on how UT Extension is helping with simple gestures of giving, collecting and kindness.
While many people think of forestry as a rural occupation, there's an increasing need for those to manage urban forests and ecosystems. AgCast recently visited with UTIA's Dr. Sharon Jean-Philippe to discuss urban forestry and its outlook
The devastation caused by the recent wildfires in the Smoky Mountains will be remembered for many years to come. The amount of damage to life and property may be hard for some to process, especially children. UTIA's Dr. Heather Wallace visited AgCast to share tips to help parents and kids deal with life's catastrophic events.
The UTIA Turfgrass Program studies grasses, soils, water and pests. In this edition of AgCast, Charles Denney visits with Dr. John Sorochan and Dr. Jim Brosnan about the program and it's contributions to turf science and the turf industry.
Forestry experts say a type of tree harvesting known as "thinning" leads to better forests in the future. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture's Ginger Rowsey caught up with Extension Forester David Mercker to find out more about this management technique as well as the overall health of forests in the Southeast.