Bringing it Home: Holiday Kitchen Coaching
Feeding the family during December can feel like a sport. This week, Sarah and Tennille are getting some kitchen coaching from author & "Christmas Coach" Krisann Blair, who is sharing tips on preparing for special holiday meals, food gifts, and easy family dinners for the busy season ahead.
November 28, 2022
Bringing it Home: Black Friday 2022
After the turkey dinner, many people will start chasing the deals! This week, Sarah and Tennille share strategies that consumers are using in order to maximize their holiday dollars.
November 21, 2022
Step Outside Podcast: Dr. Adam Taylor on receiving a Fulbright grant and going to Finland
Dr. Taylor received a Fulbright grant in Health and Environmental Sciences. He plans to spend much of 2023 at the University of Eastern Finland to research the carbon connections between forests and forest products and climate change.
November 15, 2022
Bringing it Home: Talking about Telehealth
Many people are keeping their medical appointments without leaving home. This week, Sarah and Tennille explore the topic of "telehealth" and discover why the practice has become so popular. Special guest is Dr. Chris Sneed, Assistant Professor & Consumer Economics Specialist with the University of Tennessee Extension.
November 14, 2022
Bringing It Home: Preparing to Give Thanks!
Gratitude should be a part of every day, but Thanksgiving only comes once a year! This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss their choices for the big meal: what time to eat; which dishes to use; and how to honor family traditions in the process.
November 07, 2022
Bringing it Home: Check Your Stress
As we move into the season of holiday things, it's a good time for people to evaluate their personal stress levels. This week, Sarah and Tennille talk about signs of stress- and reflect on ways that even enjoyable events (like holidays) can require stress management techniques.
October 31, 2022
Bringing it Home: No Tricks, All Treats!
Halloween doesn't have to be scary for parents. This week, Sarah and Tennille are "treating" you to simple "tricks" for making this Halloween sweeter than ever!
October 24, 2022
Sit a Spell - Apple Barn
Come 'Sit a Spell' with UT Extension agents Meagen Brown, Crystal Blankenship and Larry Mitchell as they visit the Kilpatrick family and the Apple Barn restaurant and agri-business in Sevierville, TN. Did you know that what started as a roadside fruit stand is now an elite tourist destination with deep ties to University of Tennessee Extension? Kent Kilpatrick says "The Apple Barn wouldn't exist without Extension."
October 17, 2022
Bringing it Home: Credit-Smart Holidays
Many Americans will pull out plastic forms of payment this holiday season, with the average debt totaling over $1200. This week, Sarah and Tennille are discussing ways to be smart about credit use- and maybe even come out a bit ahead this year!
October 17, 2022
Bringing it Home: Fighting Back Pain
If your back hurts, you are not alone. Back pain is the number one cause of disability in the world! This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss habits that help fight against back pain and contribute to overall spine health.
October 10, 2022
Bringing it Home: "Crocktober " Celebration!
“Crocktober” is more than just a play on words. It’s a reminder from Sarah and Tennille to dust off your slow cookers and start making some of your favorite soups, stews, and other fall dishes! This week, they are sharing tips for getting delicious meals ready… low and slow!
October 03, 2022
Bringing It Home: Fall Break Fun!
Many families will have a fall break soon, but some fear that this year's higher prices mean a reduced amount of fun. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss ways to have all of the fall fun... without draining the family's budget.
September 26, 2022
Bringing It Home: Thrifting for Good
Grabbing deals at thrift stores is trendy and kind to the environment. However, there are strategies for getting the look you want. This week, Sarah and Tennille chat with Shana Berkeley- a fashion influencer known for her thrifting adventures- to get the inside scoop!
September 19, 2022
Bringing It Home: But I Don't LIKE Vegetables!
September is all about the fruits and vegetables. This is MORE MATTERS Month! But if you don't get many requests for veggies at your house, you are not alone. This week, Sarah and Tennille are discussing strategies for those who prefer to leave vegetables off the plate.
September 12, 2022
Ag Cast - UTIA Works the Tennessee State Fair
UTIA has a growing presence each year at the Tennessee State Fair in Lebanon, and this year it included an "Ask the Expert" area.
September 08, 2022
Bringing It Home: All Things Chicken Wings
The price of chicken wings is dropping, just in time for football season! This week, Sarah and Tennille share their love for delicious wings- and give their tips for serving wings that are crispy and flavorful!
September 06, 2022
Bringing It Home: Summer Summary
Now that school is back in session, shorter days and cooler temps are right around the corner! This week, Sarah and Tennille are summarizing their summer experiences and sharing their plans for the weeks leading up to fall.
August 29, 2022
Bringing It Home: YOU Can Help Prevent Suicide!
Ahead of Suicide Prevention Month, Sarah and Tennille are joined by Emily Oswald, Northwest Regional Director for the TN Suicide Prevention Network, to discuss suicide warning signs- and to get the word out about a new national hotline for mental health emergencies.
August 22, 2022
Bringing it Home: Tired of Choices?
Are you making too many decisions lately? "Decision fatigue" is the point when we start to feel overwhelmed with making choices. This week, Sarah and Tennille are discussing the symptoms of decision fatigue- and talking through practical tips for avoiding it.
August 15, 2022
Bringing it Home: Habits for a Healthy School Year
School bells are starting to ring! This week, Sarah and Tennille chat with Nicole Newman, Supervisor of Community Programs for Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, to discuss steps that parents can take to set their children up for a healthy school year.
August 08, 2022
Bringing It Home: Stock Up!
Tennesseans are kicking off a month of tax-free grocery shopping, and Sarah and Tennille have tips for stocking the freezer and pantry.
August 01, 2022
Bringing It Home: Preparing for Tennessee's Back to-School Tax Holiday
Sarah and Tennille are reviewing the list of eligible items in anticipation of saving on sales tax this weekend. As they plan their shopping trip, they are also listing the benefits of including local, smaller businesses into their spending plan.
July 25, 2022
Bringing It Home: Don't Be Rude About It!
July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month- a good time to think about how respectful we are when we talk or text. This week, Sarah and Tennille review some practical tips for courteous phone use.
July 18, 2022
Bringing it Home: Sweet Summer Feet
Our feet really take the HEAT during summer months with more rays from the sun, fewer supportive shoes, increased outdoor activities, etc. This week, Sarah and Tennille are discussing ways to be sweeter to your feet while you make your summer moves.
July 11, 2022
Ag Cast - Old Jail Becomes Food/Fitness Center
UT Extension in Houston County works to convert an old jail into a community food and fitness center to share healthy living programming.
July 05, 2022
Bringing it Home: Ice Cream!
We all scream for it, but how much do we really love our ice cream? This week, Sarah and Tennille are kicking off National Ice Cream Month by sharing their favorites, talking about the nutrition of ice cream, and more.
July 05, 2022
Bringing It Home: Mid-Career Motivation
The median age of today's employee is just under 42 years old, and Sarah and Tennille are finding themselves beyond the mid-career point. This week, they are sharing ideas for making the latter part of a career just as energizing and meaningful as the earlier years.
June 27, 2022
Bringing It Home: Snapping Selfies
Selfies are likely here to stay. Duck lips and fun filters will probably continue to fill our social media feeds every day. Can selfies actually be beneficial for us? This week, Sarah and Tennille are celebrating National Selfie Day by discussing the issue.
June 20, 2022
Bringing It Home: Dad Matters!
As we approach Dad's big weekend, Sarah and Tennille chat with Justin Thomas- a UT co-worker; a fellow podcaster; and a proud father- about lasting benefits that come from positive interactions with Dad, or another close father figure.
June 13, 2022
Bringing it Home: Baby Formula 911
The national formula shortage is leaving parents with lots of questions about feeding their babies. This week, Sarah and Tennille are chatting with Bonita Webster, Nutrition Director for Madison County W.I.C., about available options and resources that all parents can use until the shelves are fully stocked again.
June 06, 2022
Sit a Spell: Deep Draw Yak Farm
Sit a Spell returns this week to visit a farm unlike any other in the state of Tennessee. Yaks! That’s right, Yaks! Join us at Deep Draw Yak Farm in Crossville, Tn as we learn all about yaks plus miniature ponies, ducks and chickens. We also learn about Deep Draw Yak’s commitment to preserving history and supporting artisans of Cumberland County. You don’t want to miss this adventure!
May 31, 2022
Bringing it Home: Spring Hobbies
Now that the journey from spring to summer has begun, Sarah and Tennille are discussing seasonal hobbies that will fit any budget.
May 31, 2022
Bringing It Home: Welcome to Cookout Season!
As Sarah and Tennille prepare for Memorial Day and the unofficial start to summer, they discuss steps to keep the food safe as the grill smoke rises.
May 23, 2022
Bringing It Home: Ride On!
Bike riding soared in popularity at the beginning of the pandemic, and it remains a trusty mode of transportation and a fun way to be physically active. This week, Sarah and Tennille are reviewing ways for adults and kids to ride safely.
May 16, 2022
Bringing It Home: Move in May!
May is the month dedicated to fitness and sports, so it's the perfect time to make sure your family is moving! This week, Sarah and Tennille are reviewing the recommendations for activity and listing ways to make movement more fun!
May 09, 2022
Sit A Spell Season 3 Episode 1
On this episode of Sit a Spell, join Meagen and Crystal as they stay a little closer to home in Crossville, TN.....meet Jennifer from Dirty Girls Nursery and the Mud and Grub Kitchen who has taken a "See Rock City" barn and transformed it into a destination for all things gardening, treats and good old-fashioned fun!
May 05, 2022
Bringing It Home: Moms Supporting the Self-Esteem of Girls
As Mothers' Day weekend approaches, Sarah and Tennille are discussing ways that attitudes and actions of mothers can directly impact the self-esteem of their daughters- and they give practical tips for raising strong, confident girls.
May 02, 2022
Ag Cast: UT Southern, Ag Connection
The UT system has its first new campus in half a century. The college formerly known as Martin Methodist is now "UT Southern," and could agriculture -- a huge part of the region's identity - soon be part of the academics there?
April 26, 2022
Bringing It Home: Taking Your Household Dollars the Distance
Two types of expenses- fixed and variable- hit our pockets each month. This week, Sarah and Tennille are discussing ways to save some cash on each type.
April 25, 2022
Bringing It Home: Taking Your Grocery Dollars the Distance
Feeding the family costs a lot more these days- but there are simple strategies that can help you stretch your food dollars! This week, Sarah and Tennille chat with UT Specialist Natalie Owens about how to keep food on the table for less money.
April 18, 2022
Bringing It Home: Taking Your Vacation Dollars the Distance
The cost of taking a vacation is at an all-time high. This week, Sarah and Tennille are planning their summer adventures- and plotting to save money on every mile of the journey!
April 11, 2022
Bringing It Home: Taking Your Fuel Dollars the Distance
The inflated cost of a fill-up has most of us feeling some gas station anxiety. This week, Sarah and Tennille chat with Megan Cooper, AAA Spokesperson, about ways to use less fuel on the road and visit the pump less often.
April 04, 2022
Ag Cast - 75th Tennessee 4-H Congress
2022 marks the 75th year for Tennessee 4-H Congress - where young people learn about our government. We hear from delegates past and present in this edition.
March 30, 2022
Bringing it Home: Preventing Falls
Falls are not a natural part of getting older. In fact, there are things that can be done at any age to reduce our chances of falling, and calm our fears of falling. Dr. Lisa Washburn, UT Extension Specialist in Community Health, joins Sarah and Tennille for a chat about staying on our feet.
March 28, 2022
Bringing it Home: Summer Expenses
Spring has arrived! As temperatures are rising, so are the prices of EVERYTHING. This week, Sarah and Tennille are making a list of expenses they need to prepare for as the days continue to heat up.
March 21, 2022
Bringing It Home: Lighten Up!
Now that it's going to be lighter outside for longer, Sarah and Tennille are thinking it should be lighter in the kitchen too! They are discussing easy tips for making your recipes a bit healthier- without sacrificing the taste.
March 14, 2022
Bringing it Home: What Mindfulness is NOT
Mindfulness is a concept that is becoming more popular, but what are the truths and myths about it? This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss the things that mindfulness is NOT, and what the limitations are.
March 07, 2022
Ag Cast - "Owning Life"
UT Extension helps young adults learn the skills they'll soon need to navigate this world - career advice, and money management. It's a program called "Owning Life" where young people meet with business leaders and experts to learn about finances.
March 02, 2022
Bringing It Home: In Love With ME!
We spend a lot of time loving others, but we need to set aside time to love ourselves, too! This week, Sarah and Tennille are discussing the benefits of deciding to "love myself", and focusing on how this process looks different for each of us.
February 28, 2022
Bringing It Home: Children's Dental Health
Give your kids a reason to smile! This week, Sarah and Tennille chat with Kristin Bodiford, RDH, about things parents can do to promote good dental habits for life... and most of these things start in early childhood.
February 21, 2022
Bringing It Home: Talk to Me! Couples & Communication
Effective communication helps to solve problems. This week, Sarah and Tennille are discussing some strategies to keep couples talking and listening to each other- even when they don't see eye-to-eye.
February 14, 2022
Bringing It Home: Women's Heart Health
We wear red to spotlight the issue, but what should women really be doing every day to protect their heart health? Sarah and Tennille are getting to the "heart" of the issue with special guest Stacey Mott, FNP.
February 07, 2022
Ag Cast - Malted AG
Many Tennessee farms are getting into the alcohol, craft beer and malted liquor industries -- growing grain, corn and barley to produce these products for distillers.
February 02, 2022
Bringing it Home: Tax Talk
Tax time is upon us, and this year's filing season comes with some unique challenges. This week, Sarah and Tennille chat with Joey Geter, CPA, about all things taxes.
January 31, 2022
Bringing It Home: Save Your Energy!
The price of home energy has increased, and many people are feeling "sticker shock" as they open their bills. This week, Sarah and Tennille are listing ways to bring down the cost of keeping the lights on.
January 24, 2022
Bringing It Home: Prepare to Be Sick!
Illness hits all of us at some point. Not having the things we need makes us feel even worse! This week, Sarah and Tennille are preparing to be sick... while they feel well.
January 18, 2022
Bringing It Home: I Can Change!
Sarah and Tennille admit that change is hard, but they share a change model that can result in permanent, positive new habits.
January 10, 2022
AgCast: UT AgResearch Beef Products in Campus Cafeterias
UT AgResearch is now providing beef products to Knoxville campus cafeterias from cattle grown at its Northeast Research and Education Center in Greenville. Experts talk here about how this is a great deal for all involved within the UT system.
January 04, 2022
AgCast: UT Extension Tips for dealing with high inflation
We're all dealing with high prices for food and gas -- inflation at double digit rates these days. UT Extension experts offer tips for getting more for your dollar.
January 04, 2022
Bringing It Home: And Just Like That... 2022 is Here!
Sarah and Tennille are back for Year 4 of their weekly podcast, determined to drop the habit of procrastination. Don't put off listening to this episode for another minute! Your 2022 goals await you.
January 03, 2022
Bringing It Home: 2021 Year in Review
Sarah and Tennille wrap up Year 3 of their weekly podcast by making a big announcement, and they discuss holiday plans and traditions.
December 13, 2021
Bringing it Home: Managing Holiday Grief
It's a festive time of year, but grief can limit our holiday cheer. This week, Sarah and Tennille are joined by UT Extension's Dr. Heather Sedges to discuss ways to manage different types of seasonal grief.
December 06, 2021
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 19, 2021
Tennessee Farm to Family: Supply Chain Explained
In this episode we find out how COVID-19 affected the agricultural supply chain.
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.
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.
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.
November 08, 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.
November 01, 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.
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.
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.
October 25, 2021
Tennessee Farm to Family; Cotton Standard Trial Program
In this episode we learn about the cotton standard trial program.
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.
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.
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.
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!
October 04, 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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
September 07, 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.
September 03, 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.
September 01, 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
August 09, 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.
August 06, 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!
August 06, 2021
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.
August 05, 2021
Bringing it Home: Crowded Classrooms
August 02, 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.
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.
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.
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.
July 06, 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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
June 08, 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.
June 07, 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.
June 02, 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.
June 01, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 07, 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.
May 03, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
April 09, 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!
April 06, 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.
April 05, 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!
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
March 09, 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.
March 08, 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.
March 05, 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."
March 04, 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.
March 02, 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.
March 01, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 08, 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.
February 05, 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.
February 01, 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.
January 25, 2021
Step Outside: Investigating Motivations, Satisfaction, and Constraints of Small Game Hunters and Trappers
First 2021 Episode of Step Outside
January 20, 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.
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.
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.
January 11, 2021
UTIA Fireside Chat 1-8-21
January 09, 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.
January 04, 2021
Bringing it Home: Year in Review
Sarah and Tennille present “The Year in Review” on their final podcast of the year.
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.
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.
December 07, 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.
December 04, 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.
December 03, 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
November 09, 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.
November 06, 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.
November 03, 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.
November 02, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 09, 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.
October 07, 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.
October 05, 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.
October 02, 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.
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.
September 28, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 9-25-20
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 09, 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?
September 08, 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.
September 04, 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.
September 01, 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.
August 31, 2020
UTIA Fireside Chat: 8-28-20
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 04, 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.
August 03, 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!
August 03, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
July 07, 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.
July 06, 2020