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George and Edwene Clay - Farmer of the year

Clay Named “Farmer of the Year”

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:08 pm

He first sold certified oat and wheat seeds some 57 years ago, and George Clay of Pelham, has been farming ever since. This year, Clay has been named as the Tennessee Farmer of the Year by University of Tennessee Extension. The third-generation farmer, his wife Edwene, and their sons Eddie, Keith and Eric currently oversee about 2,100 acres and 110 beef cows — a far cry from the 150 acres

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  • Celebrate Extension Month

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 10:49 am

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      The UT/TSU Extension is celebrating Extension Month this March and would like to invite the citizens of Grundy County to an Open House on Thursday, March 19, at the Extension Office in Coalmont from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. During the open house, everyone who comes will have an opportunity to meet staff members, ask questions, gather information, eat, and win door prizes. This week’s featured Extension Agent is

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    Posted on March 16, 2015 at 1:47 pm

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