Topic: Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Nashville, TN – For many Tennesseans, summertime weather signals the start of outdoor recreation and travel, including camping trips. While camping can create many wonderful memories, it can also result in devastating wildfires or serious burn injuries if fire-safe practices are not used.
“Enjoy the beauty that our Tennessee landscapes provide, but remember that carelessness with fire can produce tragic consequences,” said Tennessee Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. “Protect your family, your property, and our state’s forests and wildlife by brushing up on campfire safety before setting up camp.”
Nashville, TN – The seasonable spring weather has sent Tennesseans outside to spruce up their properties. Because these maintenance efforts often include burning of tree limbs, lumber and other debris, the State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds homeowners to be aware of outdoor-burning safety precautions.
“Negligent outdoor burning can lead to death, injury, property loss and environmental damage,” Tennessee Commerce & Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak said. “We urge residents to take care and use all safety precautions.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville and Montgomery County are partnering with the Tennessee Environmental Council, Tennessee Department of Agriculture-Division of Forestry, Tennessee Stormwater Association, Cumberland River Compact to take part in the 50K Tree Day event on Saturday, March 14th from 10:00am to 11:00am.
Clarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.
This weeks highlights include: 50K Tree Day, Homeschool Swim Day, Book Signing, Wettest Egg Hunt, and Spring Eggstravaganza.
Nashville, TN – As the temperatures plummet and the icy conditions take hold, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture is urging citizens to take steps to keep livestock safe and healthy.
“Most livestock tolerate cold weather well,” state veterinarian Dr. Charles Hatcher said. “However, extreme temperature changes can have a dramatic impact on an animal’s health and performance.”
Access to fresh water is a must. Stock tanks and ponds should be monitored closely and any ice should be broken if freezing occurs. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Burning firewood is a good option to keep your home warm through the winter months. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture advises consumers to consider the type of wood, its origin and quantity before making that purchase.
“Firewood is sold all over the state by vendors operating at varying levels – from large-volume vendors selling to commercial retailers like grocery and convenience stores, to smaller mom and pop operations selling firewood along the roadside,” said Jere Jeter, State Forester and Assistant Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry. «Read the rest of this article»
Publication promotes healthy living opportunities in Tennessee
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health has introduced a new, free magazine to help people across the state discover better health and happier lives.
Thrive: Living Well in Tennessee is now available at public libraries, city and county health departments, state parks and other locations, and in a digital version for online viewing.
TDA’s Division of Forestry requires burn permits October 15th – May 15th
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and the Department of Commerce and Insurance’s Division of Fire Prevention are reminding homeowners to follow simple safety practices to prevent wildfires. The official start of wildfire season in Tennessee was October 15th.
“Burning vegetative material that has accumulated around the yard or using fire to clear an old field can be an efficient way to get rid of debris,” State Forester Jere Jeter said. “It’s important for citizens to know when, where and how to conduct a debris burn. The division’s burn permit system focuses attention on safety. Getting a permit is free, and takes only two minutes using our online system.” «Read the rest of this article»
Governor lauds Tennessee’s member-owned organizations during Co-op Month in October
Nashville, TN – October is Cooperative Month in Tennessee, and proclamation signed by Governor Bill Haslam deeming it as such heaps high praise on the approximately 200 member-owned organizations that employ more than 6,000 individuals, impact our state’s economy by more than $1 billion, and provide a wide array of products and services to member-owners.
“Today, more than 75 percent of Tennessee’s rural residents are served by a cooperative,” the governor said.
Nashville, TN – Farmers are at very high risk for fatal and non-fatal injuries while on the job. In fact, Tennessee is among the top six states for deaths due to tractor accidents in agricultural work, according to data from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
During National Farm Safety and Health Week this September, the Department of Health joins the Department of Agriculture in raising awareness of the risks of farming accidents and ways to save lives through prevention.
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