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One great, all good As of press time (Nov. 5), combines and pickers across Tennessee are running at full-throttle as farmers wrap up their corn harvest and continue to progress with the harvesting of their soybean and coBy Sarah Geyer
Topping 100 When First Farmers Cooperative launched its intensive management program, First Acre, three years ago. Essary-Cherry Farms was one of the first to sign on. “We challenged Mike Clayton to help us reacBy Sarah Geyer
From Custer to Cookeville Every two years, Eddie Gaw and wife Frida make the 1,400-mile trek from their farm in Cookeville to the Black Hills of Custer, South Dakota. But the clear mountain water, granite peaks, and open plaiStory and photos by Chris Villines
To protect and conserve When Marianne Blackwell resigned a high-pressure job in the healthcare industry and returned to her family’s Century Farm in Eagleville in 2005, she knew she was carrying on a family tradition that daBy Glen Liford, photos by Glen Liford and Allison Parker
Barreling to the top A decade-old photo and an upcoming event schedule hang on the refrigerator in the Brighton home Heath and Amy Lenagar share with their daughter, Riley. For 15-year-old Riley, the two items illustrateBy Sarah Geyer
Generations inspiring generations The Brown family has farmed its Lascassas land for more than 200 years. During that time, the family has tried their hand at milking cows, raising hogs, and even running a small agritourism venue in tBy Allison Parker
The doctor is in! Just for 2018, the doctor is in! The 18th edition of Co-op’s highly popular 4-H/FFA commemorative Case knife, in the “The Doctor’s Knife” pattern, will soon be available to order. Sponsored by TenneBy Allison Parker
Profit with winter wheat For many Tennessee farmers who double-crop their soybeans with winter wheat, finding time to plant during October harvest season often becomes a logistical afterthought. Seeds are broadcasted hurriedBy Sarah Geyer
Hobby beginnings Since his retirement two years ago, Ricky Young is finally able to devote more than just his spare time to horse training. The McNairy County native happily spends his days helping out at Josh YoungStory and photos by Sarah Geyer

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