Agriculture

TN Ag commissioner Jai Templeton makes stop here in Clay County

CELINA-Tennessee Dept. of Agriculture Commissioner Jai Templeton and staff members visited here recently to discuss various programs his department offers and to get feedback from local officials and residents. Templeton, who has served as agriculture commissioner since May of last year, said his stop here was part of a tour of the state’s 19 counties […]

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Clay County FFA chapter attends leadership camp

Members of the Clay County FFA chapter participated in FFA leadership camp this past July at Camp Clements in Doyle, Tennessee. Several members were recognized for their achievements throughout the week having been awarded bronze, silver, and gold leadership awards. Garrett Franklin, Clay County FFA chapter president and Middle Tennessee Regional Secretary, was elected as […]

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Crop disaster help available from FSA

Farmers growing crops not eligible for federal crop insurance may still receive finical assistance to protect against natural disaster damage or loss but must file for coverage of hay or pasture by March 15, 2015. Other deadlines vary by crop. Call or stop by your Farm Service Agency office for more information. The Noninsured Crop […]

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Lynn elected to FSA committee

CLAY COUNTY-Todd Lynn took office January 1, 2015 as the newly elected Jackson/Clay County Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee representative for LAA 1 (local administrative area) here. Lynn was seated after being elected by eligible farmers and others with interests in agricultural operations. Mailed in ballots were tallied after the December 1, 2014 voting […]

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FSA sets Farm Bill information meeting

COOKEVILLE-Clay County farm producers may attend a Farm Bill meeting, to learn about Farm Service Agency (FCA) programs and how to access them, scheduled for Tuesday, January 20 at 9 a.m. at the Putnam County Extension office at 900 South Walnut Avenue here. The meeting is also open other area producers and the general public. […]

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Cumberland Veterinary Service adds new veterinarian

CELINA-Dr. John Donaldson of Cumberland Veterinary Service here recently welcomed a new veterinarian to his staff. Alpine, TN native and recent University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM) Benton Jay (B.J) Todd is currently working here at the mixed animal practice that has an emphasis on large animals. Dr. Todd said he was “glad […]

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“Your kiss is on my list”: CCHS principal kisses pig to raise money

Submitted by JAN CARROL, Chamber of Commerce CELINA-Clay County High School Principal Melissa White had “Kiss a Pig” on her to-do list here Saturday, May 18. The Moonshine Daze Kiss a Pig contest was sponsored by the Cumberland River Hospital and generated money to help support the festival, and of the eight competitors, White received […]

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Green-Up has come and gone

Submitted By Mary Loyd Reneau On April 17, 2013 thirty-six friends gathered at the Captain Bob Riley Cabin in Swann Bottom to celebrate Green-Up which was a tradition started by Corinne McLerran.  It originally began some 20 years ago at a cabin on the Cumberland River in Weaver Bottom, but was later moved to the […]

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Wanted: Clay weather observers

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, better known as CoCoRaHS, is looking for volunteer weather observers here in the Volunteer State and in Clay County. CoCoRaHS, based at Colorado State University and started in 1998, is a unique, nonprofit, community based network of volunteer weather observers of all ages and backgrounds working together […]

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Hackett announced as Extension Agent

CLAY COUNTY-Tracey Hackett was hired as a UT Extension agent and will assume duties in both 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences it was recently announced by Randall Kimes, UT Extension Director here. “I am anticipating good things to come from the addition of Tracey to the Clay County Extension program. She is […]

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Fall foliage is revealed

By JEFF THOMPSON Area Forester Fall colors reach their peak during mid to late October in the Upper Cumberland Region, as is evident here now. A wide variety of colors can be found in the woods, including: • Dogwood, sumac, red/“soft” maple, scarlet oak, and silver maple (a common yard tree that is native to […]

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Clay County’s Craighead chosen for Iowa farm school

JOHNSTON (IA)-Matthew Craighead of Moss has been selected to participate in the 2012 New Century Farmer Program July 8-14 here in Johnston, Iowa. The son of Robert and Debra Craighead, the 2009 Clay County High School graduate is one of 50 outstanding young people representing 24 states who will participate in the program. This exclusive, […]

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Conservation award winners announced for Clay County

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The annual Clay County Soil Conservation District Awards Banquet attended by more than 200 people who celebrated the district’s accomplishments during 2011 was held here late last year in the Women’s Center Building of the Clay County Recreation Complex

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