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Boston Man Convicted Of Police Bombing Asks For Compassionate Release
"Officer officer and and the the severe severe wounding wounding of of another another asks asks for for a a compassionate compassionate release. release. WBC's WBC's Karen Karen Regal Regal says says it's it's because because of of covert covert concerns. concerns. Attorneys Attorneys for for the the now now 64 64 year year old old Alford Alford strangler strangler say say their their client client convicted of building the bomb that Killed Officer Jeremiah Hurley and severely wounded his partner Francis fully should be released because his heart issues make him more of a covert risk. Strangler did refuse the vaccine while in prison. His attorneys say their client was worried about how that would affect his heart. His attorneys also argue he has served more than enough trying for the crime of which he was convicted. But Hurley's daughter, Leanne, TN, herself, a Boston police officer. Well, the judge of a man who loved his job in his family officer fully son, Frank, a Boston firefighter, told the court of a severely wounded man with PTSD, he said of this compassionate release request. Alford Strangler chose his fate. Cameron Regal WBZ Boston's news radio. More
Antioch, TN Neighbors Recognize RV Used in Nashville Explosion
"A suspect in connection with the Christmas Day bombing in Nashville, Tennessee, to law enforcement sources close to the investigation say a man named Anthony Quinn Warner was behind the blast. One source called him a lone wolf and believes there is no danger to the city of Nashville. This afternoon yesterday, FBI agents armed with a search warrant comb through Warner's home in the Nashville suburb of Antioch, Tennessee. Neighbors say up until a few days ago, an RV sat in Warner's driveway. Authorities believe that was the RV scene and downtown Nashville Christmas morning before it exploded. As for a motive, that is something that is still under investigation at this point boxes David Spot reporting and the U. S Embassy
Lawrence, No. 4 Clemson rout No. 2 Notre Dame for ACC title
"Clemson avenged their only loss of the year by thumping Notre Dame's thirty four to ten the Tigers six straight conference title after spotting the hours of three nothing lead Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence took over the spotlight he was twenty five of thirty six for three hundred and twenty two yards throwing a pair of touchdown passes and running for one more we got there it was better if we obviously you will actually do it travesty TN rush for a hundred and twenty four yards and one touchdown Clemson sacked Notre Dame quarterback Ian book six times as they bottle up the Irish offense Brett McMillan Charlotte
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under security law
"Citizens, Jimmy Lai. Lai. Has Has been been charged charged with with endangering endangering Chinese Chinese national national security. security. The The businessman businessman and and media media million million billionaire billionaire who's who's in in prison prison in in Hong Hong Kong Kong at at the the moment, moment, is is the the most most high high profile person to be charged under sweeping new law covering conspiring with foreign forces. And carrying a maximum life sentence. Antony DAP. Iran is a lawyer and writer in Hong Kong who spells out what these charges against Mr Lai mean for the direction of Chinese rule in Hong Kong. He's being charged with colluding with foreign forces under the National security law. It's very significant given that Jimmy Lai is such a high profile figure among of the pro democracy parties in Hong Kong. But it's not surprising. It's always expected that he would be one of the key targets under the law after it was introduced. What sorts of things has, he said about Beijing that have obviously cause such a fence. Well, he has bean very public in calling for sanctions to be imposed on both the Hong Kong and Chinese governments in retaliation for their actions here in Hong Kong, and that is specifically under the law constitute the the act of colluding with foreign forces. And so that's the the the actions that we expect that has got him into trouble This time. It's quite a sweeping law, isn't it? And he's not the first to fall foul of it. That's right. It is a very broad law drafted in such a wide way that it can catch all sorts of act. Devotees are so far there have been four people arrested and charged under the law. None of those cases have yet worked their way through the court system. So we don't yet know how Hongkong's judges are going to define the parameters off this law, but it's certainly potentially could be very broad. Reaching indeed. Can you tell us about the case of a teenage activist called Tony Cheung? Yes, Tony chill has been charged under the National security law for inciting succession and subversion. And this is in relation to social media posts that he's alleged to have made with messages of diligently promoting Hong Kong independence or subverting the government. He's also being charged with it with a number of other offenses, including just today he was convicted off. Desecrating the national flag for snatching a Chinese flag off a pro Beijing demonstrator at a protest. He's also facing other charges resulting from his various protest activities. How successful a warning shot Against other protesters. Do you think that these actions are, it's certainly likely to be very intimidating to other protesters and and pro democracy activists in Hong Kong. This is all part of a much broader campaign by the authorities here to crack down on all forms of dissent, and that has included, of course, arrests under the National Security law and under other Hong Kong laws. It's also included the disqualification of legislators the intimidation of the media a crackdown on the education system. All of this really designed to silence any form of dissent here in Hong Kong, and it certainly is having an effect in terms of intimidating people. I think you've described what's going on in Hong Kong in the moment as CAFTA esque. Maybe you could explain what you mean for those who might not be familiar with the works of France, CAFTA Yes. I mean, what we're seeing in Hong Kong isn't often arbitrary Use off state power or the use of the state and the Lauren and I about predictable and inconsistent ways. And you really see it in the way that the government challenges these pro democracy activists and protesters with all sorts of legal charges, often it being unclear exactly what the behavior is that they're being charged with. So I think for many of the pro democracy community here, it feels a little like they are lost in a sort of Casca narrative, not Quite sure when the Lord is going to to swept upon them. Clearly, Beijing thinks it can do things like charge. Businessman Jimmy Lie with impunity is that the case is standing up for Hong Kong falling down the list of priorities for Western governments. It certainly seems that even if Western governments are inclined to take action, this little action they can take that is likely to have any impact on the Chinese government. And we've seen that with sanctions that the United States has a Lied to both Hong Kong and Beijing government leaders. They seem to have have reacted really with defiance. I'm haven't changed their policies or approaches in Hong Kong. It all have been very dismissive of the sanctions and the impact that they've been having all these leaders. And so even these sorts of very assertive actions are not able to sort of change. Attack that the Chinese government is taking here. I'm not sure what else will and so I think that China certainly regards any action by foreign government as an interference in China's internal affairs, and they've given every indication they don't intend to be influenced by that. Antony Dappy ran in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, a reporter working for the American news agency Bloomberg has been detained by the authorities in China. Hayes fan who's a Chinese national hasn't been in contact with her employers for four days now. Robin Brent is the BBC's correspondent in Shanghai and asked him what more we knew about her detention. Well, the truth is not much or we have is the details coming from the American news agency Bloomberg, which were released late today, on Friday, China Time Now they say they last heard from her in a conversation with her editors before lunch on Monday. They haven't heard from her since. But shortly after that conversation, she was seen being escorted from her apartment in Beijing by blankly. Those police officers and in the intervening four days, Bloomberg say they've been in touch with the government here. They've been in touch with the Chinese Embassy in the United States because hes Fanny's a Chinese national on itwas on Thursday when they discovered confirmation that she had been detained. She had been taken and she was being questioned in relation to allegations off breaching national security and the Chinese authorities have recent form. Don't they were foreign journalists are concerned Australian journalists flown out of China recently. American journalists not having their press cards renewed. Yes, I mean, you know, we could have ah, much more longer and detailed conversation about whether that how this fits in with the diplomatic hostilities between the United States and China. Between China on Australia and the Chinese government's use of its very ambiguous national security law to target people to target journalists for things other than genuine allegations off breaching the law, But look a Chinese born Australian journalists Chen Lei, who worked for the state run TV CT TN station, She was detained several months ago in similar circumstances. She hasn't been seen since. Details about her fate have not been forthcoming. There is some continuation that this may be linked to that, but we just don't know the evacuation as it was off to journalists. Australian journalists a couple of months ago linked to Chang Le's detention Pretty much ended Australia's ability to report from this country. Certainly when it comes to TV, anyway. Yesterday as well was the two year anniversary to the day off the detention on Don't going detention off two Canadians Michael Coverage of Michael's favor. One of businessmen want a former diplomat, two men who were detained by China in China. In the days following the arrest of a very high profile Kuala Way telecom company executive in Canada. So look, it's seen on used frankly, by the Chinese as a tool is a tactic off diplomacy, but I have to say We don't know any details about Hayes fans detention why she's being detained how she was detained where she's being detained because the Chinese authorities are not saying so. They're simply confirming that they have her. What does it say, though about the state of Open reporting in China, particularly by foreign nationals, the foreign correspondent's Club of China Says. It's very alarmed, for instance. Yeah, but it's hard here. It's hard for foreign nationals that believe me. It's even harder for Chinese nationals. Hayes fan is a Chinese national. She's an experienced journalist she's working for Bloomberg. Last three years, but other organizations before that, and she is what's known as a news assistant here. Chinese nationals aren't allowed to be employed to do what I do to report you know, prominently in newspapers or on camera or on the radio. They can only be employed his news assistance. But that is a huge understatement of what they do. I have a Chinese colleague who is my new system and she is absolutely vital to our operation here in Shanghai. That was Robin Brent, who's the BBC's correspondent in Shanghai.
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"It would be able yeah, it's definitely been extremely difficult to plan events even wage because people don't really want to do stuff right now, then they certainly don't want to do stuff inside. We have a really great scenario set up at Alliance. We have a large outdoor patio and luckily the weather's been pretty great up until now but we all know that the winner here is not not ideal for outdoor stuff, but I think every place has kind of you. I mean you just had to be creative. We've had some new beers that's something that we've been able to do different styles. That's something exciting that people can enjoy in The Taproom, but they can also take away so we took hours and I'm also started canning. Yeah, we did we did use mobile canning for 4 during covid-19 Q Alex. I forgot about that long. We've been trying to keep people outside and encourage them to do activities that are outside as well. And so we had a pumpkin carving night planned and we had a farmer that was lined up to get just really good prices on pumpkins and and then we had to shut down for covid-19 a week. It happens, you know, and thankfully none of our folks were sick and because of the wonderful contact tracing that they're doing with the the health department, you know, we're off Painting for the appropriate time to make sure that like our employees are out of the incubation period and that we're not going to make anybody sick and that.
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"Work out. You can actually see the grain bed. So, what you can't see right now are these large metal containers where all of this Alchemy is happening ingredients are added in a flurry of activity than you wait more ingredients added something stirred and then you wait and in between. Well, there's plenty of time to talk and catch up and do it. Ladies to best support each other. Bye now. It's mid-morning and Kate my initial contact with Alliance Brewing just arrived with a few bottles of their special women's day Brew. You know the one that honors Dolly I know he told me on the phone, but do you mind telling me about the the women's day through an alliance? Yeah, we we've done it. This is the third year in a row that we've done a female created recipe and Brew day and I'm with our with our female staff. It's mostly Taproom employees part of the portion of the sales would go to charity this year. We're doing the Jolly Jolly would Foundation. I think it's part of the imagination the library the my people from and and there's some scholarship stuff involved as well who you wanted to pay tribute someone local and inspiring and valleys and easy toys. She's pretty iconic were applied. But also here I'm in does a lot for the community. So she's she's a pretty inspiring person and we wanted to use something to in Chrome. Great her. He's very sweet. So we thought honey would be a great addition to a beer. Yeah. I actually brought some so maybe we can open it and try it off. What is it again? Honey blonde? Okay, it's got fifty pounds of honey from a Greenbrier apiary. Nice that honey is awfully nice flavor. Yeah, we back sweetened it so cuz we were like I don't like the remaining with honey. It's it's expensive you what is the connection between Grand b r a m. So for me the ability to talk to the people who are making the The Barley the Hops the people who are in the lab doing the yeast. I know that's not exactly egg, but it's something like the ability to talk to them and have control over the product and be able to be like, well, I like this but I would like this a little bit different not I don't know if every industry has that ability for me to just call them up and be like what you know, why is this different from last year? Did you get more rain? Did you do this? Whatever what changed for me? I loved the science. Did I love the technical aspects of growing but I do really love the research and so it's something that satisfies that side of my brain but then the other half of my brain really does need the ability to be like, oh, well, let's go get these boys and berries and see what they taste like in a beer. Let's go make this sour and let's go capture wild beasts around here and talk it through with and so it gives you the ability to kind of.
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"Okay now way back in February before the pandemic. I spent International women's day at a relatively unlikely complication. If you've listened to this podcast before you've probably figured out that we like to look at agriculture from a slightly untraditional perspective. And this season. We've already done that by looking at how country music can find its roots in its connection to Agriculture and even a museum. So when I say that I spent the day in February Brewing craft beer with a group of all women Brewers game. I'm still talking egg. Okay. So it all started with a Facebook event at Alliance Brewing Company in Knoxville celebrating International women's day with a women brewed beer inspired by wage the one and only Dolly Parton, and we wanted to contribute someone local and inspiring and valleys and easy toys sound a lot of bed and stumble to the kitchen. I've been wanting to look at craft beers connection to agriculture for a while now and so the opportunity to focus on women carving their own space in this industry seemed too good to wake us up. So I called up cake often with Alliance to see where to start and this is where the fun really began. During this is Laura. Nice to meet you too. What your stock down at the table? Yeah, no worries phone number. I I'm not sure what they told you. Hopefully just like Okay, cool. Yeah, I'm not at Alliance. I'm actually right by the Norris Lake at Clinch River Brewing with a Knoxville chapter of the pink boots Society. I am about to start a brew process and another all women Brew know this isn't the one inspired by the great Dolly Parton. This is another brew and I was going to get to see this one happened from the very start. We will yeah, so right now it's a lot of shouting back and forth because we're determining like how much water we need and what salts we need and all this stuff normally anyway. Yeah. So Jordan skiing, I'm the head Brewer at Clinch River and I've worked with the local big boot Society chapter as the financial liaison. My name's Alex Shari. I'm the assistant Brewer an assistant manager off River Brewing. Now. I did get the chance to taste the dolly beer, which is Delicious By the way, but this was a chance for us not to just talk to a Minecraft beer.
The Ladies of Craft Beer - burst 1
"Now way back in February before the pandemic. I spent International women's day at a relatively unlikely complication. If you've listened to this podcast before you've probably figured out that we like to look at agriculture from a slightly untraditional perspective. And this season. We've already done that by looking at how country music can find its roots in its connection to Agriculture and even a museum. So when I say that I spent the day in February Brewing craft beer with a group of all women Brewers game. I'm still talking egg. Okay. So it all started with a Facebook event at Alliance Brewing Company in Knoxville celebrating International women's day with a women brewed beer inspired by wage the one and only Dolly Parton, and we wanted to contribute someone local and inspiring and valleys and easy toys sound a lot of bed and stumble to the kitchen.
Houston weather: You're going to love the weather this weekend!
"Weather TN Up to say good bye to October the weather patterns trying to make up for a terrible weeks worth of weather here across the Gulf Coast with Zeta and all the wintry weather. Or that the Panhandle had our temperatures of this afternoon. You're 70 degrees. Look tonight, 50 and mid seventies this weekend meteorologist Scott Larrimore at the Weather Channel 63 now clear and sunny at the K T. R H top tax defenders. 24 Hour Weather Center
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"First state to vote create a Tennessee agricultural Hall of Fame and Mister Sharon's had a big hand involved with that. We were twenty years ahead of federal government and creating an agricultural Hall of Fame the first importance of this area to tennesseans and that needs to be you need to be celebrated which is why we continue to support the Tennessee.
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"Because it's the reality of what's happening today. Red Barn that my grandpa build up. Will it burn down to the floor that line came from a family that I knew their their Barn actually burnt down and a m And it was awful because they had already sold their cows and how heartbreaking that you already have to sell your farm and then you still have the land but then your barn burned down of what the memories you have and that's not just one family. I know a couple of families as happen to and it's just devastating and then that land that my daddy used to own. Well that was sold with that was the song from California. We had to sell our farm and move over here. The last line is that ain't fair and that's the first verse and it's not fair. I hate seeing that for Farmers that have you know dedicated their life to feeding the world and then it goes into time changes that simple way of life has come and gone, but I'm still holding on to the Fate the truth. That's kept me strong and what I believe what I see if she has been shattered and renewed through all these years and I won't fear that time changes and that's the chorus. So, I don't know. That's the hope. That's the whole part of the song that's dead. What I've seen what people are still holding onto and that time changes, you know, but you're still trying to fight to keep what you have time changes is the story of Hmong culture. Yes. Its Inception may have begun in the fields of California, but it is a story of farmers across Tennessee and the world this isn't the same profession of our grandfather's thoughts many of their descendants aren't even continuing the Family Farm. It's a modern world of technology economic constraints and growing government regulation Stephanie, maybe a child wage Next Generation, but she is lending her voice to remember a previous one. I don't know. It's it's been a humbling experience to see it come together because at first I was like who are cultures is what it is and then you know, my music is what it is, but once I wrote time changes and then I started writing other farm songs about my life about people that I know it kind of just is going.
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"Today we're focusing on that link between the Twins of country music and its roots and.
Time Changes: Country Music and Agriculture - burst 02
"I suppose that you would see in Tennessee in certainly rural settings because of the country. This world would be the fiddle fiddle was brought here by Europeans very popular all over the country, but the South developed its own little style. It had its own stock of tunes even down to the region the Middle Tennessee had a had a fiddling traditional East Tennessee and places in other Southern States and Northeastern wage. you're very distinctive Regional Traditions often with tunes that dated back hundreds of years to England Scotland Ireland, but also new tunes and then off of Old Tunes all this was just passed around by musicians
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"Themes of hard work and getting back to one's Roots run through both and no one knows this better than Stephanie Nash country music to me has always been storytelling song. I wrote this song as a hope of telling the agriculture story telling my story and Farmers everywhere. Yeah country music has always been a part of me Stephanie may have started in California, but she's trying to see through and through. But more importantly she's a farmer even growing up a lot of the girls that I grew up with their dads and brothers farmed and they didn't do the farmer off and did other things but I never second-guess that I wanted to be on the farm, you know riding around with my dad going to the Tulare County ag show every year showing cattle and going on to major in you know, Dairy science at Fresno State. I've always had in my mind that I wanted to do not just agriculture but really say into Dairy farming and so often it's never been what was I going to do growing up? It was always I'm going to stay on the farm and I'm going to do what I love and what I'm passionate about Stephanie arrived at Tennessee a bit late transferring my College's to the University of Tennessee when her father moved the dairy farm just outside of Nashville. However, it was a relatively serendipitous move. Reasons were grounded strictly in agricultural concerns, but the proximity to the world center of country music would lead to other possibilities. Charlie Daniels godson was working trimming Hooves with our guy at the farm and John Alves, which is our main herdsman here at the dairy farm had, you know pitched some music to him. And so then we started writing and I got into really understanding the way of country music..
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"There are used to drive. Well that ain't there no more song narrow it down there my grandpa be it burned down to the floor and then Thursday. Farming came first. I was more agriculture than I was music. Definitely. I think I still am the time changes. This coming down to the to the truth. All right, y'all. Hey, my name is Stephanie Nash. I am a fourth-generation Dairy Farmer from Middle, Tennessee originally from Fresno, California my family and I decided to move our dairy farm here about six years ago off. Time changes Stephanie Nash wrote the song reflecting on the changing landscape of modern farming and Agriculture and is using it as a platform for advocacy and support for the industry. She loves so much is California Dream was it gets dry Z can be welcome to the Tennessee magic moments podcast where we celebrate agriculture in every day off since I'm your host Lauren bath with a UTI Institute of Agriculture and broke country music and the farm have been linked since the genres Inception..
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"Pope would that's that's woods biggest use for seen the moment pandemic hit home was with a phone call. Very moment are members of my forster called me up and said that Hieber had decided. Nationwide a pull back on all the production to the whole back to see how things was gonNA. Fear of the nation of the market slowing down immediately shane was told to reduce his shipments by half. He says, that's when the storm really hit. He had to tell his team they only be working two maybe three days a week I remember when I when I settled down. I, I looked in their eyes and hold them the guys. This is out of my hands and I can remember seeing the fear in their eyes 'cause that was hard for me to do 'cause I try to. Even in a rainy rainy weather, I try to give them a minimum of a three days a week and our our our jobs affected by rain. So cove it on top of bio weather was. Like a double he you know art for the families. Now in all this saints says, the Silver Lining was that the demand never ceased for what products you remember that toilet paper run, and thankfully he got a call six weeks later that he could bring production back up to seventy five percents shortly after that, it was business as usual at least you know as usual as you can get an pandemic biggest challenge for any loggers having to wear a mask rat. Say that kind of kiddingly but. The hardest part been wing he crew members would were small business I mean eight or ten of us in the woods. That's it but somebody would get a sniff a cold just like we've always got ever winter, but then they're the annoying. So they don't want to be around nobody to spread for a small business when what man's out you really know it. To me that probably the hardest part because there's a couple of times that we had some boys. Might Oughta go get tested I. Don't I. got it but you know I've got some symptoms some but fortunate nobody in my crew nobody in my crew headed never has got it shane another loggers back work fulltime but you may have noticed when you go to the local hardwoods store that lumber is still hard to find so are we in a wood shortage Shane says yes but not really for the reason you may think according to market analysts and Shane agrees with them unlike other markets Americans never pulled back on real estate or home improvement spending the demand of would was just On the up he he's just prime real quick. Like everybody. That was. Only, layoffs stuff was spending their money on diy projects would do honeydews what I say the. Projects for the wife. Sane has been able to hire a few new crew members during the pandemic, but he doesn't have plans to increase his loads to the mill I'm not one of these just because it's good I'm going to jump, but I have seen the opportunity is. I'm going to stay on my steadier path unless somebody really convinces me otherwise I'm happy and. At the pace where I guess is my answer. So what should you do if you're looking for would market analysts say don't worry the market will correct itself eventually and Shane says despite the uncertainty around the country he still very optimistic for a workman somebody that actually enjoys and getting out and doing their thing the upcoming year to sounds real promise and I'm very optimistic I'm actually been. Going to several salesman I'm thinking about adding another machine to buy. To my liner. I'm real basic. I would be my answer to that I'm kind of excited about it. That's so refreshing to hear hasn't it off? Shane's not alone every farmer and producer we talked to for this podcast said the same thing they've seen hard times before they'll see hard times again but they know they'll get through it and see brighter days Tennessee's Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Charlie Hatcher also echoed that sentiment. A meeting with some of the industry leaders yesterday and I asked him that how optimistic argue for the future before there's effective axiom and most them in general are optimistic about that because Tennessee. Was One of the per several states to open up you if you will the economy that was a group effort still we are all finding out what our new normal looks like for now, we'll to me at least until a vaccine because. The new normal to me is is learning to live with this virus if following the same procedures, which we call boss curry procedures on the animal side, and those are the procedures that are put in place for prevent, spread and control a disease, and in those principles of the same weather, it's animal on human people are becoming accustomed to that because they they. They. Needed to work creek went to structure. We supply the food and fiber in some cases fuel for everybody else we I, say we because been one of those. I don't do for me. Now doing the commissioner job resilient were used to hardship we're used to coming offs goals and we are very custom innovating and using technology and and figuring something out to get. In thank for the most part we've done that and then agriculture forestry or league away from the rest of the industry's. The Tennessee magic moments podcast is hosted by Lauren Bath at ut, Institute of Agriculture and Samantha. Gene, with, Tennessee Department of Ag we seek to highlight agriculture's influence and impact in our daily lives and were excited to finally release this new season of episodes telling the story of agriculture in a slightly different way. So we hope you follow along in the weeks to come as we explore a variety of topics. And we're super excited to premiere brand new theme song called time changes. It's written and performed. By Stephanie Nash Stephanie is not only a talented musician, but she's a dairy farm as well,.
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"We all found ways to adapt no one more than the Tennessee farmer and Forester Tennessee's Commissioner of Agriculture Dr Charlie Hatcher was just past the one year mark of being on the job when the pandemic began. So tell me about the moment that you realize the covid nineteen pandemic was going to. Affect the state and specifically agriculture and Forestry. Think, it had to be win. There was run on some of the grocery stores and the loss of the restaurant demand almost overnight. I didn't realize this have you should hand over fifty percent of the food that Americans eat comes from restaurants at least poke before covid nineteen in exchange. So as as many of those restaurants closed down that demand. For that boot was lost almost immediately the consumers focus turned to the grocery stores as food was flying off the shelf it appeared there was a food shortage but commissioner says there was always plenty of food. It just took a while for the industry to change its distribution path. Subbing the package is different for restaurants than it is for or retail stores for grocery stores, and so they could pay quick enough to to push push that increase in demand they were getting from grocery store I that word pivot that would become the key to moving forward in this pandemic how quickly could a business and farmer adjusts in order to get their product to market? Farmers and foresters, both for so innovative and creative, and they adapted it. It changed the way they did business, some of them went to to online. some of them went to to pickup some some of them went to drive through the ones that could get that was. You know if there was a bright spot, was that the use of technology and innovations really intensified and then maybe a little bit of a surprise was local food demand skyrock. That he did take. pull. Chris. deasy. y'All go. Yeah. Some of it? It's Wednesday at the market. Square. Farmers Market Knoxville Tennessee. But rather than the crowded boost lining this pedestrian hubba downtown. These boosts of apples Kaelin late ripening tomatoes are spread out in a plaza on the city center. If you're here, it isn't because you wandered through on your way to lunch or to window shop, you're here on a mission for fresh local food. My name is Charlotte Tali. I am the executive director of Nourish Knoxville, which is a nonprofit based here in Knoxville Tennessee that runs of number of farmers markets, and we also do incentive programs produce a local food guide. and. Promote. Maguire Culture in Central East Tennessee. Really. We are at Mary, Costa Plaza which is a new location for what was our market square farmers market during covid. Market Square farmers market typically exists in the heart of knoxville surrounded by restaurants and storefronts. If feels more like a weekly festival than simply a resource for groceries. Alongside Kohlrabi. And fresh pork, their vendors selling pottery jewelry, handsome baby clothes, food trucks, Line Union Avenue, and buskers often provided entertainment. Though a lot of the things that made market square, what it is and successful and appealing are the exact reasons that it. It's just not going to work in this times a once everything kinda shutdown with Kobe. What was some the conversations? You all were having some of the concerns and kind of what led you to make the decision to move the location from where you are in market square to where we are here. Sure. So in March, we were running our winter farmers market, which is inside central United Methodist Church in their fellowship hall and the Church shut down a little bit before there were orders in place. But they said it was fine if we went to their parking lot and spread out our vendors, ten feet apart from each other we went to in a essential only market. So no more cross vendors but we had hygiene vendors and any food and farmers that wanted to participate. We would normally open in May on the first. Wednesday or Saturday of May on market square but. We knew that that wasn't going to happen. So we were faced with the okay. Do we assume that it's GONNA be okay. And we may be able to open as normal. Later. In May and we may be stay at the church until then. and. Then we were seeing that it probably wasn't going to be better, and even if it was a little better, there's just no space on market square are center. I'll is only eight feet across. So, if you have one person at each booth, you're basically done there's no room for lines. It's pretty crowded. We see five to eight thousand people on a Saturday through that space. Our first option was mayor Kosta Plaza partly because. It is city owned. and. We submitted our proposal to the city and they accepted it with all our. Billions of measures in place with additional handwashing and one went out and cod control and. Making marks on the ground indicate where lines should go for six distance. I'll be honest in the past I was among the markets attendees who came downtown on a Saturday more for the experience than the weekly. Grocery Hall. Oh i. mean I left with a bag of fresh greens, homemade bread into desire to learn new recipes to use my rainbow chard but it isn't really what brought me here. There are few things more enjoyable on a late summer, Saturday than Brench on the patio at Tomato head or cafe for listening to the sounds of the market. I can't tell how many Christmas gifts I've purchased from the artisans here. And my entire week is brighter. Thanks. Go of local flowers. Six feet of distance between me and every other person not only seemed impossible. But also the antithesis of why I am hundreds of others went down in the first place. And it's interesting because I sometimes forget because I've been doing this since two, thousand, four and. I get. So in it that I kind of forget how. In a way integral goal, it is to downtown at this point and how many people feel a lot of ownership over it. You know a lot of our vendors are the obviously we want to go back to market square, but this is a really nice place to be and. Parking is easy. There's awnings here like there's some amenities in a way that that we didn't have before the crowds aren't the same but who knows what it would be like if we were at market square, there's a lot of things that are different. Different. Twenty twenty is different. But that's not always bad when all but essential businesses closed many producers lost some of their largest customers restaurants. Will others face an onslaught of new customers looking to fill freezers? The delicate balance between supply and demand shifted leaving many small farms floundering in the wake. We had a couple of our our farm vendors just just not be able to do markets anymore because they were selling three what they normally saw in three months in three weeks and on the other side of that meant a glut of perishable food items that would normally go to small restaurants simply sitting to potentially wrought the restaurant closures were really hard. But we were able to. Get some funding through some some different grant sources to start a local perishable program. So we were able to purchase and donate products to sort of help with that. And we partnered with a couple of organizations central Hispano Bridge Refugee Services Residents at Guy Belove in Isabela Towers and interfaith health. Clinic. To do..
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"Amy hi amy. Thank you for joining us. Thank you for having uh-huh yeah so we are seated in amy's dining room kitchen and if you hear little pawprints because her dog is walking around the place but <hes> little quaint house on your farm and you're telling me that <hes> this was the farm that your parents bought yes. I grew up on a farm in south nashville autozone slow road in <hes> when i went to college. My parents bought this farm in day. Farm certified organic vegetables delvin farms arms so i grew up on a vegetable farm but met my husband in two thousand eight at a farm conference in lettuce production class he he said prettiest farmer in the room and i said i'm the only woman in the room so it's fitting that we're talking about women farmers in when we met he he was also farming vegetables but we decided to diversify the operation in at livestock so that the restarted tavlin tales farm. You grew up with a farming family. It was that something that you always knew that he would grow up. Do did you have that passion from very early on. I would say no. Oh i did not have the passion although looking back. I realize i did so all three of us. I'm the youngest. I have two older brothers. We all fled ed the farm. As soon as we got college age. We all got our degrees in different things <hes>. I have a master's in education and i was a teacher for twelve years in the d._c. The area and my oldest brother was an engineer in boston in in my middle brother. He is still currently in the seattle area as a <hes> a he has a p._h._d. In environmental science in his works for the nature conservancy so anyway we all fled the farm but i don't think farming coming ever leaves you in dc ahead of border collie in a condo and you just don't put a farm girl with her border collie in a condo in d._c. Just we were both rocking in a corner at the end of that venture in. I mean figuratively. Maybe maybe literally at points anyway so yeah. I came back home. I was just missing. Minute came back home in joining the family business in two thousand seven. So how'd you feel that your role on the farm that you're in now is different from maybe the role at your mom had growing up. Do you think there's a big difference in how women operate on the farm today versus when your mother was when you were growing up for my mother. No i could see why you would say that my <music>. I'm mom was always super involved in the farm and also she didn't grow up on a farm. She grew up in the germantown area downtown nashville so she was not not farm girl at all. My dad was a captain in the army and when he got back from vietnam be told my mom he wanted to farm my grandfather's land and she said okay so that's when they started farming in the they grew large wholesale reduction for kroger's different warehouses so that's the operation that grew up on and my mom was beside him in the field every day so i think that's the role that i witnessed growing up so with my husband and i started to form of course is right beside him. Do you think it's a stereotype that most farming females were more in the kitchen or do you think that most women have been seitzer beside there has been out in the field and it's just not something that maybe the mainstream talks about very often but as as a farming community we all know that none is always been correct. I think it is a stereotype. I think women really always been in the face of agriculture especially direct to consumer you know they they know how to deal with consumers talk about the family farm worse. I typically stay in the field on the farm. Women have always been integral part of the family farm businesses in dealing with direct consumers yeah and that's one of the the statistics that was asked during this recent census of agriculture not only was there an increase in female farmers but but there was also a large increase in the number of women who were saying that they were the lead of the farm. That was one of the questions it was you know who would you consider to be the in charge of this farm and more and more women were stepping forward saying well. I'm the one who is leading this operation so that's also coming about as well and maybe that's a a a sign of the times just that women feel more empowered to be their own business owners or there's there's a lot of women who want to have that flexibility of not necessarily being in a nine to five job where you have certain responsibilities but farming can sometimes especially especially the smaller operation gives you that flexibility of doing what you wanna do selling when you want to sell and still staying home and or raising your kids or working other projects yeah that's that's very true and also with the number of farmers markets that are around the united states in particularly in tennessee right now. Just women have always been really good at having their own small businesses in being able to sell it farmers. Markets is a big help help for women in agriculture as well so you talked a little bit about what you all do on your farm but tells a little bit more about that because you are very diversified why and what you do as far as agriculture so am i. This is my parents farm that we are also forming our operational they they are delvin farms in they sell certified organic produce in they sell to many farmers markets in the middle tennessee area in whole foods in they have a c._s._a. Program community supported agriculture and then my husband and i when we get married we start at tableau entails farm t. a. I l. s. 'cause there's many different sprint tails on the farm and we also have a media say so. Many people know a lot about vegetables. C._s._a.'s but meets essays are a little bit more rare in that's where people can pick up a twenty pound bag of mixed need for the entire month in we call family shares ears but anyway so we modeled that after my parents vegetables p._s._a. In we sell direct to consumers and we sell we started with beef pork chicken lamb and now we've realized that we are better at farming beef and lamb and not pork so then we also have some chickens we sell the franklin farmers market and we started out selling at many of the weekday markets we sold that on wednesdays at the east national market in all fridays at donaldson hit donaldson farmers market we sold some of the nolansville farmers market in franklin farmer's amorous market and then we started a family knit became a little harder for a cause. I was always the wind going off. The farm selling at farmers markets as we talked before women men are often. The face of the farm family operations in dealing with the pelican husband would stay back on the farm in wednesday. I had the baby it was harder to get to those farmers market so we cut down to just one saturday market in really focused our energy on that dog's gonna ask about that. You know there's a lot of times arms that people talk about work life balance which i personally believe that that's just a myth in general like later life as a balanced no matter what it doesn't no matter if there's work involved or anything but do you feel like it's it's different when you're when you're farming and having that an addy more. Are you know a small child too. It is different. I would say you never stop working on a farm especially. If you live on it's always is there. There's always something to do and now i would say. It's just this year after being married eight years. We've had the business or seven just this year that we actually have been leaving the farm to go on family adventures in camping not far. It's it's still a couple. Pull our day trip drives nuts it but you never leave the farm. However the reason we are farming is because we are passionate about it. We are passionate about this this way of life in it's something that we want to give our son so our son is he's five years old and he's all about the farm and use a little bit too much homebody i for me because i like to go go a march seven them out the door and he just wants to stay home with his chickens in his she been he will say. I want to go home now. So so that's one of the that's the main question i i've been asking everybody. This year in my travels is why. Do you do what you do and are you saying that it's generation. It is the next generation that you know. There's you as you drive to our farm. You'll notice there's four hundred houses on one side side being built in another six hundred on the other side of the road being built in that just started in the last two years. This used to be all farmland so farmland is disappearing disappearing. Family farms are disappearing and i don't necessarily think i absolutely want him to grow up to be a farmer but i don't think that farming will will ever leave your blood when you do grow farm in so that appreciation for agriculture and farm life is always in any farm kids blood and they always come dot com. I think i interrupted myself. I didn't finish the story of we all three most grew up on a farm. We all fled. The farm in in two of us came back column. My oldest oldest brother is farming full time with my family with my parents in he has he's raising three children of his own his wife liz is part of the family farm in so they're two of us came back to the farm in the other brother in seattle just couldn't get away from farm life either he ended up buying twenty anchors out in olympia and he's got his own little <unk> homestead out there with his family so it just never leaves you in that c- appreciation that i want my son to have been already five years old. He has his jobs he collects alexa eggs and feeds chickens in just loves to work with daddy with the sheep so just so nice will talk about one more thing that get you really involved. In is the tennessee conference in helping put that together. What is the tennessee conference. What do you do it. That's a great question. <hes> i list us working fulltime for the department of agriculture farmers market marketing specialist and helping put on a conference that was called the tennessee horticulture culture expo- and then it became it was renamed the pig tennessee conference in two thousand sixteen and i just had my son in two thous in fourteen and they were seeking an executive director to help run this conference in it's a part time position working from home which is perfect for someone who is also also trying to form with her husband so i applied for the job in became the director of the conference in <unk> eight stateline associations so winegrowers the tennessee fruit and vegetable growers organic growers flower growers farmer's market managers beekeepers and agritourism mm-hmm operators in so they all come together and put on the conference in its networking and educational opportunity for farmers across our state. It's great and we have last year. We had over ninety six classes about increasing production increasing your operation in various topics. Wchs has have date's been set for the next one yes. I'm this year's conferences february twentieth twenty twenty in. We're playing on that twenty any twenty. Our vision is clear in our future is bright and we're gonna have a lotta great educational topics for farmers to increase their production die ability in sustainability. Yeah let's great. I think the future is bright. There's a lot of optimism. I believe in arming right now in the organizations like the team pick teen conference helping push that forward so in and also the director of the franklin farmers market in in that market has really grown sixteen years old and we've been a year round market for fifteen years which is something new when we started the a year round market. No one really understood how farmers could farm in the winter but now there's several year round markets because farmers are starting to increase their production in the winter turf through hoop houses and different growing techniques which you can also learn about the picton at sea conference..
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"You're listening of fun where you stay outside. We <hes> get comfortable with things that were uncomfortable with and in and we've actually learn something instead of doing math on a piece of paper. You're just doing math and they have no idea they're doing math breath and you're you're. You're doing math or like oh yeah yeah. This is neat. You know just measuring a fish that we just called after fishing. You can find math in anything binds nights in anything. My name is chris boy and i am the second assistant to the stem director rambler so right now right right now we're serving about a nine county area <hes> and basically that is that is lower west tennessee where also so serving a a great school population in north mississippi <hes> and they're all within about an hour to an hour and thirty minutes from the farm and we're serving everywhere from <hes> from first grade through <hes> three senior high in all those both public private and homeschool groups. There are so many children especially round harmon county <hes> were they don't get the opportunity to do a lotta field trips like this <hes> they don't come from a lot of opportunities are aren't giving them and they <hes> when they come here all of a sudden <hes> they just opened up and and that's what i love to sing some when a kid that doesn't participate or hate school come here and say i love this and i wanna be a scientist or i want to be. You know an engineer after coming here. We've heard teachers say after coming back. They were excited about science and they're excited about engineer. We're just because they had a hands on thing something they might not have ever experienced before when you take a group of fourth graders and take him to the woods and we do a project is life life under log so we start talking about how what tools to use to do certain things and how scientists use those tools to indicate <hes> a health of a forest and then we actually start to turn those logs over and that little girl that's not an outdoorsy person. She finds that first millipedes and she picks it up and it doesn't hurt her and then light comes on now. I don't know if she's going to be coming in august or not but the fact that she did something in today that she didn't think yesterday that she would ever do <hes> there's a value on that of course our vision is <hes> three or four or five years down the road to have a fully fully functional stem center <hes> completely outdoor classrooms and and then <hes> you know two hundred fifty three hundred camp beds because this will be the future future side of the west tennessee folks <hes> camping program here but i think it's important to realize that that we're building this whole project. Check not just around five or six weeks a four h. Camp <hes> one of our missions here is to <hes> to offer an educational experienced three hundred sixty five days a year not just.
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"Therapy but we also do platelet rich plasma stem cell therapy <hes> in other advanced treatments forthrightness rehabilitation for patients recovering from an injury or surgery neurologic conditions things such as that and then <hes> exercise conditioning for those patients that are a little bit wait challenged we can help them with weight loss and exercise and diet with our nutrition service and then sports medicine for those patients that are competing at a at a level and we consider all patients potential sports patients just like a person all away from weekend warriors to elite competitive athletes so might include things such as agility or hunting dogs field trial dogs eggs and of course working dogs such as police dogs military working dogs. We've treated a number of those types of patients where they really have a valuable role in society assistance dogs diabetic alert dogs in fact every year we have a day where ophthalmologist evaluate the eyes of of working and and service dogs and we do orthopedic engage evaluations you reference owners that can't believe that their animals once they come in and they're actually being treated forthrightness with a variety of modalities <hes> that they can't believe in the dhabi young again or you're getting around better. What do you get out of seeing that you see a patient. Come in that is painful and doesn't want to move and then after a period of time yeah. I think i'm still a bit of doubting thomas because they'd see these dogs. Come limping and barely able to move on. I think i'll boy we're not going to be able to do much and then you know a a month later. The dog trots in you know pulling the owner and and and it's it's a real rush every time you see that that happens a lot <hes> where you see these patients is that are are doing so much better than you would have ever imagined <hes> a case that we saw today had a <hes> a disk herniation in the neck region and when we first evaluated the dog <hes> really had no desire to try and stand no strength or anything we put him in a quadriplegic cart and then we used little elastic bands to help advance the limb so we had one person on each limb each ban pulling at the right face phase the gait cycle and then on the way back from from the hallway walk. The dog was actually moving. Both of its rear legs with the normal. Gait pattern is still still very weak still needs a lot of support but we went from a dog who an hour before had no desire to move the legs at all or even try to support their way to now beginning to use the legs after just a few minutes of therapy so again i mean i i'm always baffled by how that happens list but i think the dog skit they wanna be active. They wanna be better and there's a lotta try and a lot of just really enthusiastic participation and by dogs and their owners when they see that then we have a lot of owners that come back <hes> literally for years they come once a week or once every other week for underwater treadmill therapy therapy for the geriatric dogs just trying to give them a better quality of life very rewarding to provide that thank thank you dr miller very much for chatting with us in chapas again happy. Thank you for having me for more information about the cares program at the college of veterinary medicine visit vet mad dot tennessee dot e._d._u. and be sure to talk to your veterinarian. If you have concerns about your pets mobility remember. There's no magic without egg..
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"Especially during the summer <hes> whether it be f._f._a. Or four rached camp. We you know we really love being able to keep the kids engaged all year long and not just during the the nine months of class tom. What are some <hes> jobs that you hear from your students that they want to do in the agriculture community. What what can an student do after leaving this classroom. That's a loaded question because as i look through just the average must in your class for instance <hes> i have a student who's going to <hes> mm-hmm comeback and manage his family turf grass business which is amazing to me them out that he knows and is able to to participate -ticipant in. I have students who were <hes> hoping keeping their fingers crossed to become veterinarians or <hes> be veterinarian technicians but then when you look towards a different side and i have kids who wanna be politicians i have a student who is a freshman in college this year who even though he's not in my classroom classroom we're still one of my mock kids <hes> and he wants to be an animal pharmaceutical rep and so <hes> and then one of his friends actually wants to be one of the chemists to help make the drugs and former suit goals for animals so mixed in with those we still do have kids who want to go back and farm with their parents whether it be row crop or <hes> ba cattle or hogs and so it's pretty cool to see the mix yeah. I think that's one of maybe the misconceptions about about agriculture in general is that you know well. You're just gonna go via farmer and you know but the the wide range of things that can come. I'm from there's a lot of science a lot of technology <hes> manufacturing the there's just a wide range. What do you think is is another misconception about agriculture education either from students or from just the general public one thing that i have really <hes> and i don't guess i really noticed this the the leadership that we're able to give the leadership opportunities were able to give our students. We actually in our county started a middle school agriculture program room because <hes> apparent who happens to be one of the vice principals at one of the <hes> middle school programs in in the county said that after his daughter graduated her leadership skills her speaking skills the ability for her to talk to anybody in network work was so much farther ahead than what he ever expected that he wanted to be able to give that to his student and since we actually in henry county <hes> at inman middle middle school which is part of our city school system have very i actually the only program in west tennessee right now so <hes> the ability for our kids to be able all to get up and present and talk in <hes> just really me. Oh be young adults is amazing and i think that when you look at all of the students within within our program they had that opportunity and really <hes> take advantage of it. Yeah i agree my own personal experience. I feel like when i meet <hes> a student didn't espec- <hes> specifically a high school student who has been through f._f._a. Or through four eight there's a very noticeable difference in the way that they speak the way that they present themselves elves <hes> they've got maybe a little bit more <hes> respect for for the people who are above them and <hes> that's just my own personal experience pants but i definitely have noticed that in. It's it's a very exciting thing to see coming out of <hes> agriculture education well. I guess my last a question for you is. I've been traveling the state. I've been talking to people about why they do what they do and so if you had to sum up why is is it that you teach agriculture education. What would it be. I have the absolute best job in the world. <hes> i get to see students who i have no clue where their food comes from noah idea that their clothes come from cotton and i'm able to take take them essentially on a journey that opens her eyes to making them lifelong informed consumers and eventually elites going to make for a better economy <hes> make for a more informed public and hopefully be able to solve some of our problems that we've got going on in the world right now not saying by any stretch of the means. My kids are gonna just become all of the movers and shakers of the world but i think that in my day experiences is i get to change lives so <hes> the fact that i get to do that and stay within agriculture is pretty awesome so well. I really appreciate you taking taking the time out of your school day to sit down and talk with me. I've i've been informed that this year planning time and i know for teachers. Planning time is like the most special thing in the entire yeah so i really appreciate you taking the time to sit down and talk with me marvelous. Thank you so much for coming from all of us here at the tennessee magic moments podcast. We really thank you for.
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"I'm samantha gene today. I'm going back to high school just for one day. Thanks to ask a question. Why do we teach agriculture in school. My guest is the perfect person to answer that question. She's been teaching agriculture at henry county high school for eight years. Laura's thank you for joining me today. Thanks samantha. Thanks for having me yeah so tell us a little bit about you. I spoke to you before this podcast started. No one got to hear that but you have been teaching here for eight years but your experience in agriculture goes well back before that i'm actually the third generation of my family to <hes> live own and operate a registered jersey form <hes> so we milk dairy cows one hundred fifty and out in cottage grove tennessee a teensy little town here in northwest tennessee and so i grew up <hes> <hes> being very active in four h f._f._a. And went to college with the intentions of coming back to the farm and so life kinda threw me a little curveball poland and non traditionally came back to good and have been really excited to be able to do that every since so for the last eight years yeah talk a little bit about that. I you think you know i think we can all agree. That teaching is sometimes a very difficult job but farming can also be a very difficult job so maybe the leap wasn't isn't too too hard of a decision for you but talk about you know. What was that moment that you said yes. I want to be an agriculture teacher. I i this is something i want to pursue well. After i graduated from college <hes> i'd been very active with dairy judging and things like that in college and the four four h. Extension agent at the time told me that if i didn't coach the dairy judging team we weren't gonna have one and so that was one experience i had while as a youth that really made a big impression upon me and so kind of <hes> jumped in both feet never looked back and family friend of ours was the career learn technical education director at that point and she asked me she was like why don't you be a teacher and i was like right. Now is not what i need to do. She asked me again. Dan and still wasn't time still wasn't the place but the third time i told her yes. I kind of felt like our department here. In henry county had gone through a lot of cycles a a lot of teachers a whole lot of teachers actually and it was time to be able to come back to my home school and give back to the people that had kind of you know taught me you would agriculture meant why it was important. Why is agriculture education so important to the community into the state as a whole well. Even the less than than two percent of people in the nation are involved in production agriculture every single one of us eats every single. One of us wears clothes the vast majority of us. You have a pet or grass to grow you know and mo- everything is tied back in agriculture and so to have students in my classroom everyday learning earning not only how to take care of their pets but how to be responsible citizens and be leaders that can spread the word of what we do here in iraq greg. <hes> is incredibly important now. Not all of your students may go off and actually have a career in agriculture but i think you touched on something right there. <hes> one of the classes you teaches veterinarian science and learning the responsibility of caring for another you know being the breathes and eats and needs to be taken care of. That's you know skills that can translate to really anything in your life true. <hes> i tell of kids that are especially in our small animal classes. <hes> these are kids that usually don't have any intentions of becoming a former but they've got to realize what their role in agriculture is so you know whether it's the difference between <hes> what an animal rights group is versus an animal welfare group <hes> <hes> which is incredibly important to know the difference or you know just where to find the best veterinarian <hes> expectedly in our area. Where are we have a lot of vets to choose from making responsible. Decisions is incredibly important to them. Now we have a new governor. The state of tennessee governor bill lee the and he has already said that agriculture education is very important <hes> to his administration during the last state of the state address. He talked about giving more funding specifically to f._f._a. And four h. programs <hes> how important i'm sure you can echo that importance. But how important is that <hes> to know that you have governor who's there to support you. <hes> billy actually came and spoke to our tennessee teachers the summer at our annual conference so so it was exciting to see his enthusiasm for making sure that everybody knows the importance of of the farmers <hes> the agriculturalist in ars in our community. You know everywhere that we touched so he has been <hes> pretty inspirational for our students to be able to look up to and go this is is a man who stands up for what he believes in and know that somebody's in their corner when it comes to legislature because not always do they see that just because <hes> <hes> with his background being you know a former being businessman he can relate to our students and he can relate to our teachers and what we're doing on a daily basis and what it hopefully they'll keep you know <hes> looking forward to to being career was in the future we hear from teachers all over the country about how you just need need more help and more resources so for this money to come in. What is something that you kind of hope and wish that you have as an educator <hes> to i do with more resources when thing that's been a big push within our program and within our school has been industry certifications to have our students graduate from henry county high school oh and be able to go out into the workforce in b. two steps ahead of of other students because they have these bona fide industry certification so that's been really important to me as i look towards my students in class right now and noticed that not all of them are going to college and that's perfectly fine. I think that that's something <hes> that for the longest time in education we pushed everybody needs to go to college and they don't so for them to have that industry certification for that to be something that they can come in take test after learning the material and be able to <hes> be successful later on israeli exciting and so <hes> i know on four h. F..
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"Everyone signs up either. You can use <hes> you can send it via text or email they sign up and the manager can make sure that couples don't pick each other and then you he can punt gift ideas on it. I love that it's brilliant. I love it so i. I think that helps a lot because is you're not getting this many things because i'm an adult i can provide for myself. There's very few things at this point that i really really want and honestly asleep there kind of at the level that someone buying a twenty dollar gift. They're not gonna be able to get that for me. I'm talking. I want the record player. That's gonna be like ninety bucks which i got for myself and how some amazing record slender who's gonna save vinyl is another one of those things. That's made a real comeback. It's so welcome. I love it. I agree and then you're just it's your buying all these old records that would otherwise be in the landfill and they're just gold or inheriting all records grandparents have several hundred albums that will have to via among the grandkids some day and whoever or has the record players probably going to have them all yeah. My grandpa gave me a lot of his old record records last christmas <hes> including some of his favorite right ones that like he'd been listening to since the sixties like ones that he'd put onto lake dance with my mom when she was a baby and like now those are some of my favorite yet we're essentially little old grandma sitting here twenty bodies but also i think what we just touched on was re. Gifting is not actually an unforgivable sin. If it's something that you especially like a familial thing where there's something that's treasured that then is passed on that can be a really really special personal gift or even non familial. I've gotten gifts in the past that you know. I already have this item but i'm sure someone would really appreciate it and a stash in a closet and keep it kind of in the forefront like who in my life. Do i need to bless or you know win. Might there be an opportunity ready for me to pass this on like appreciated the blessing but i need to to pass it on so just kind of sticking those items somewhere yeah it can work. I did that with an extra knife set from a wedding gift. I was gonna say there. Were things that my husband and i got married four years ago five. You're uh-huh enough yet close enough but there were definitely things that we got duplicates of and i just kept them because i knew do that. There would be like a family member or a friend or you know an occasion where those could be passed on and really used unappreciated. She aided him yeah definitely and so one thing i've really. I've got a bunch of nieces and nephews now. I'm gotten to that stage of life. <hes> and i'm very weird that i will not buy my nieces and nephews plastic toys unless it's something they absolutely want and then i cave i've really gone out of my way to try and and find <hes> toys that are made with wood or other natural things and so <hes> good go to is melissa and doug doug target. I it's big you know big box store but still they have those and there are so much nicer honestly up so well do and you can also find old toys that are are like cami downs or things like that and and yeah it's it's just so much better. Are you can make a holiday tradition of doing like book. <hes> gifts or you could do <hes> fruit and nut mixes is for you know kids out towards turkey all kinds of snacky things. You know like those kinds of things work for kids too. I was gonna say so. I also have uh-huh bunch of nieces and nephews which is so great <hes> particularly back in exactly i love them so much and then they can go home but one of the things that we've tried to do is to give experiences rather than physical gifts so like take them to the zoo to take them to dollywood. Take them to the science museum something like that where it's spending more time like we're actually getting to build that relationship you. You know a little bit selfishly but it's also something that they get to experience in the can be something exciting. A new one of my favorite gifts was my aunt i ant bought my mom and i- tickets to go see the christmas spectacular with rockets amazing and it's something you'd buy i for yourself but it was something we all got to go and do together and i remember that kind of along those lines if you're looking out ways to do kind kind of sustainable gifts is <hes> exit service. You know you can make a coupon book for a family member. You know maybe grandparent or a parent or sibling. Go out. Come in regularly for you next fall or this coupon valid for one you know trip to the grocery store where you just hand me a list based on things like that but rub coupons both of my sisters <hes> i. This is kind of a spin spin. It's not a coupon book but i took a deck of cards and i did the fifty two reasons i love you and you know just hole punch them and took some paper was probably going to toss and you know pasted a little square on each one and wrote on the square like i love you because you're thoughtful. Aw i love you because you're smart you know all these different things and i don't know it. It's one of their favorite gifts that i've ever given them and kep adecco cards that was probably going to go in the trash because it was giving to us and turned into a really thoughtful gift. That's awesome all right so now. We have all those amazing gifts some of them. You can't rap but the ones that you do. What are you going to up them with so this is kind of on the handcraft creativity page but my family rather than embroidering or knitting we also and this year i actually asked i enjoy making quilts so big patterns. <hes> i don't like really intricate us teams or pieces that you have to fit together just so to to build a you know a bag or something but i asked her to make me several several bags which is something that she enjoys doing and so now i have actual gift bags made out of cloth and fabric that are beautiful christmas holiday patterns the inside <hes> she embroidered this bag belongs to beth so if it ends up in someone's home on accident they'll know that it needs to come back to me and i'm actually going to put gifts in there in hand <hes> to my family and then not have trash rush from wrapping paper or tape or ribbon just going to be beautiful to sit and eventually and then put in the closet and use again for the next thirty years hopefully really we just reuse all of the bags which is the easy cheap way well not cheap because you'd have to buy the bags but for those of us that camp so that when they try to make a quilt and ends up looking like a jackson pollock painting or something really beautiful in a way yeah. My niece used it but it wasn't <hes> pity one thing i did for <hes>. This was the first christmas that i was married and i was a little nervous going to see all the brand new in laws. I have a thing against christmas paper. I hate the fact is just so wasteful and also i'm too cheap to spend money on it. So i just got a bunch of old newspapers and i wrapped all of my presence. In old newspapers. I used the main section for all of the adults who was like a classy see black and white and pulled out all of the cartoons and the ads for all the kids and so it was super colorful and if you make little strips of paper paper and use a needle and thread and you fold them you can make your own bows and they're so simple okay. You need to teach me how to do that. Same literally it's like maybe like an inch and a half thick and probably like four inches long strips of paper you just cut him and then you literally fold them in on itself and right in that middle you put <hes> the needle through and then you start building on itself and its that's how they <unk> build the bows that they put on the gift wraps. It's so simple and it's free and recyclable an recyclable. Yeah i also really like using twine or jute string or baker's twine cotton thread string stuff doff to wrap like brown paper packages wrapped up in string is a big thing for me like it's an as fetig that that i just love and using recyclable paper using twine or string that i may have leftover from another crafting project is super easy a sprig of evergreen bergreen an little pinecone and everything you can think about is <hes> finding holiday cards that are printed on recycled paper and <hes> different types of ink that are better for the environment you can also if you are gonna do more traditional either wrapping paper berthier gifts or <hes> round paper with string sophie as you can actually use holiday cards from previous years and cut them into squares in hope pinch them to be your tax for your bags to put the two in front label on i did that with recycled paper and then yet you tie them with assad the twine onto it and it's just cute it is and people enjoy it because it's unique going back to best point. I think that ties in what we were talking about earlier about just being a little bit more intentional with spending our money. If you know that for whatever reason you can't do the cloth bags and you are going to be using disposable stuff spend a little more and get stuff. That's made from recycled materials or that is able to be recycled after you're done with generally those products feel nice sir too so even they are disposal. They have back and that extra quality. You've of niceness that is going to make your holiday facilities. I had when holiday tradition that my mom did and i love and it kind of falls more back under decorations but i forgot to mention it some going to mention it. Now and these are ornaments. They're called cinnamon ornaments. Do you guys have you ever seen those. They're they're homemade and it's just applesauce kind of equal parts cinnamon apple sauce with a little bit more cinnamon and a little bit of like a tablespoon been cloves to make dough and then you use your <hes> holiday cookie cutters to cut out different shapes so when you're sick of all all of the holiday food but you still want to have something fun and festive to do you can make these and then you bake them on like a really low setting for a couple of hours or just leave them in the air and let them dry out for a couple of days. Make sure you punch a little hole before that so you've got a place for string and you have these adorable cinnamon ornaments that smell amazing and they last for a couple of years. They're pretty fragile but if you take care of them like you do maybe more fragile ornaments. They'll get a little bit more stale over the years so they won't have that fresh cinnamon but they're wonderful. That's such a cool idea to for like a family anything to do. After the holiday no opening of prison sir cleaning up dinner in your house smells amazing another way to make your house smell amazing is to do like big pots of cider or hot chocolate or even. If you don't necessarily want something to drink you can do a big aac pa of a couple of different ingredients.
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"Using those for for your christmas dinner so i was like to think about the place settings to <unk>. You've got family over and you pull out the styrofoam place. It's the holidays you have that china china that has been handed down and you use for special occasions. You know what this is a special occasion. Pull it out. Use it and yeah a bath. You had a great idea earlier. You're talking about a cleanup can be time to you know everyone pitches in and you make the clean up a family project. You know one person jason is washing. One person is rent. Say one person is drying. One person is putting items away. You know it doesn't have to be just one person. Stuck in the kitchen with this big pile of dirty dishes is and they're frustrated or you. Just wish you tossed everything <hes> just make it continued family time and <hes> how blessed trash at the end of the day hey be proud of what you're doing for the earth by using materials that you already have glass plates silver cutlery rather than going out spending money that you could repurpose in a gift tossing more attraction to the environment ya i love it and actual real napkins are so good <hes> my mom started using cloth napkins probably ten years ago and i remember as a kid. That's such a weird thing <music> at sort of foreign like why am i is this the tablecloth what am i doing but now it's just such a fun thing to like go to her house and help her set the table wolfer big fancy meal and pick out matching napkins and put out the nice silverware so it i think like beth said it becomes more family time it does and you can decorate those with using evergreens to like do the napkin holder with global pinecone so i do want to get into presence because our listeners may not know but we are in the presence of some super crafters who don't too much or it no. I'm not no. I'm not so when when a really simple way to make some presence sustainable is just doing some handmade things so i wanna hear from sophie in tori 'cause you guys are like super ed when it comes to this. Do you want to start. Do you want me to start i can you can go ahead. I feel like you've had more of a wide variety of the things you've made especially just more flighty. I can't stick with. I have to have a variety. You do finish them. It's called creativity buried. That was very kind of you to say that. I finish them <hes> so i come from a really crafty family. My mom is a big crafter her my grandmother's on both sides our big crafters and it has become kind of a way for me to continue that i think i i really love the continuity of it and i loved it something that we can connect over my nanna did embroidery the and she's passed away since then but doing embroidery now is just that sort of this special connection that i feel with her that i'm doing something that she you did as a gift for me. I have beautiful pillowcases that she embroidered for me. <hes> when i was a little girl like way before i could appreciate that and she just set them aside and had my name on them so that when i grew up and got married she just passed those on so that's super special and i don't think any of the things that i have done are that special yet but that's kind of the goal and so i love i love handcrafts of almost any kind. I'm not an expert. I think it's just kind of fun to experiment but i've been doing embroidery for awhile now. I'm also knitting and this christmas. I am spoiler alert to all of my family and friends. Please don't listen to this yet. They are probably going to get some handmade wash cloths <music> along with whatever else ends up in their stockings this year. I love it 'cause i'm using a one hundred percent cotton yarn which is such a perfect tie into tennessee agriculture. It's really easy to net with. It's really fun and quick and easy. You can see the progress. You're making gang. I can make a wash cloth probably two and a half hours of like working time. I took it with me on a plane trip over the thanksgiving holidays and it's is also just a really fun bonding experience with people when you're out in public knitting. You get some weird looks. I guess especially like at my age. I get a a couple of weird looks but then you also get older ladies coming over and be like oh. I wanna see what you're doing. You know look at this. Look at what this lady is doing to their. You know toddler. Children dude. Dude knitting is cool again. It's it's very hip. I feel like the great thing is also that it's it's not as gendered as it used to be so so it's something that like i have a lot of friends whose husbands also do handcrafts with them my husband we were in the plane and i was knitting and he was like can i can. I take a turn like can i do a couple rows like yeah. Of course you can not going to discourage creativity in anybody. I love it l. o. The connection to former generations and the resurgent of some of these crafts that otherwise we're probably just gonna go by the wayside and they're really important skills and uh-huh yeah we can buy at the store but it's gonna be synthetic fabrics. It's going to be bringing more plastics into environment and it's going to be <hes>. It's it's so much nicer when it's made to all right tori oh man <hes> so i do some embroidery i am not as patient as i should be for that that's kind of off and on but i do knit and i recently just started crocheting the jury still out on on that one. I'm still practicing but i yeah i agree with a lot of what sophie said about it being like connection like i also come by hi it honestly my grandma taught me how when i was really young <hes> i just grew up going up to her house and her teaching me how to do all kinds of different things things and seeing all the things she's made. She's way more talented than i am. She did everything from like stained glass to leatherwork to wood-burning. I don't know that's the goal some days to be that good at that many things you'll get there. I appreciate that there is a lot the justice support group. I'm okay with that. It is it is yeah. Keep going oneal only i. I was just gonna say this christmas. My main thing i'm gonna be doing is knitting and crocheting things for friends and family and yet it is. He's a really good way to like. Make something that and made and made with love it that does sound cheesy but i really believe that like if you make something for someone like the spirit that you you put into it really does matter talk about talk about the one that the project that you and i have been talking about that you were trying to find the perfect yarn for four. Oh okay is that such a good example of the importance of using natural fibres for a specific purpose and also holiday gift giving yeah <hes> <hes> so i am currently spoiler but not really working on a baby blanket for some friends and so if he was helping me search search for the exact perfect yarn she was very patient because i was being really really picky but i was trying really hard. I bought a bunch of really beautiful super wash wool yarn and which is nice 'cause it's washable and it's really really soft and it's something that's going to hold up and feel really nice and lake. Just the color of the fiber is is really really beautiful but i was trying to find a really specific color palette and that's my favorite part of something is getting all the pieces together so that's a product. I'm really excited about right now and then i just have so much yarn and so many people to give gifts to oh. I think i do a lot of accessories. Normally like hat's net up really fast and there's so much variety within that that i can make something that's in a style that whoever making afford will actually want and i've made a lot of scarves for my attorney cold-blooded family members blooded is the mean word okay definitely mentally in the lizard people know what is that i moles souls natured cold nature yeah thank you. I've made a lot of worm accessories for my cold natured family members that they still use which is really nice and i don't know especially this time of year win. It's getting colder and all i really wanted to do was curl up and watch something on t._v. We it's so nice to have something to do to show for all that time. <hes> where i feel like my time is being spent. Well and i can still enjoy a t._v. Show just just spending time with cocoa and a blanket and cheesy netflix holiday show so i'm definitely watching the new <hes> what is set holiday prince the christmas paris france. I was just gonna say if we're allowed to say names of things. I cannot wait to watch the christmas friends. I made episode with my sister awful but amazing at the same time yeah. It's a real love story. I feel it. I really do yeah and so for those of us that are not as skilled there are also options that aren't <hes> quite so intense and i can attest that family members are very forgiving and appreciate the heart behind it even when you attempt to so so <hes> aprons and you cannot so and they are awful. It is so nice though lake i like making cyber the people but it is so nice to be on the receiving and two. I think the main thing is not to put too much pressure on it. You know like don't make your boyfriend to slaughter everyone who nets knows but if you make something for someone with love and it's something that you at least have a pretty good guess that the like they're going to feel loved however however much use they get out of it and if all else fails go to the kitchen bake some cookies i will say my grandfather grandfather and uncle in particular like the hardest people to buy gifts for they have everything they need and there's not anything they want but i can bake a huge batch of chocolate chip cookies with walnuts put in a tin bring it down to to their house on christmas and that is what they are happy to receive and they will disappear crazy fast. Oh yeah my mom makes some amazing holiday fudge and i've kind of adopted that for some easy gifts and yet another thing about stuff like that to is instead of going out and trying to buy them some weird shot in the dark cheap thing in the closet yeah like that's actually something they're going to use and it's something that means something even if it's a short term gift like fudge cookies views which if you give them to me it will be very short term gift because mmediately so one thing. My family is doing this year and we've done it in the past. I i really like it is. We're not doing gift exchange where you get every single person your family a gift. We're kind of doing the secret santa where yeah that's it's what we do to cousin gift exchange so yeah you you you're able to focus on one gift and really make it meaningful and this year i found something that's it's made it even easier. Elster dot com makes the name draw super simple..