Magic Moments Newsletter: May 2017

Magic Moments Newsletter: May 2017

May 1, 2017



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May you always celebrate agriculture. May is the perfect month for an agriculture-filled picnic or backyard grill. Welcome to the national month of asparagus, barbecue, eggs, hamburgers, herbs, salad, salsa, and strawberries.

With all that food, we hope you invite us to the picnic and tag us on social media. Share on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook your #tnmagicmoments.

"There would be no magic without ag!" #TNMAGICMOMENTS

The Town With Zero Trash
Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. A Tennessee city is reducing the waste going into local landfills, and in the process, creating an agricultural product. UT's Institute of Agriculture works with Lebanon's Gasification plant to convert waste into energy and a substance known as "biochar." Charles Denney tells us how this product can be used.
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May 2017 Events in TN

May 6-13: Annual Strawberry Festival
May 6-27: Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival
May 9-13: Wilderness Wildlife Week
May 20: International Biscuit Festival
May 20: Rose Rosette Field Day
May 20-21: Iris Festival

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Agriculture making headlines

Juicy, bright, fresh strawberries are the perfect way to perk up a dish for spring. Whether in a sweet dessert or tossed in a salad, these red berries are packed full of nutrients to support brain and heart health. And, just eight berries provide more than 150 percent of your daily value for vitamin C. They taste delicious too! Try any of these easy, delicious strawberry recipes: Read More »

A detailed study conducted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has concluded the combination of aquatic recreation and waterfront property along the Tennessee Valley Authority's managed river system creates $11.9 billion of annual economic impact - the equivalent of $1 million per shoreline mile. Read More »

Meet the newest residents of Ellington Ag Center! 30,000 honey bees moved in last week. They are part of new honey bee apiary operated by NABA - Nashville Area Beekeepers Association. NABA will use the area to educate the public about pollinators and train new beekeepers. The bees will also help pollinate the nearby fields of Cul2vate and neighbors of Crieve Hall. Watch Video »

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