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Bringing It Home: Taking Your Grocery Dollars the Distance

UTIAgApr 18, 2022

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Bringing it Home: Let's Wrap!

Bringing it Home: Let's Wrap!

Wrapping gifts can be stressful, or it can be fun! This week, Sarah and Tennille are strategizing to get the presents wrapped and under the tree while keeping their holiday spirit intact.

Nov 27, 202316:09
Bringing it Home: This or That?

Bringing it Home: This or That?

As Sarah and Tennille get ready for the holiday, they learn fun facts about each other by playing "This or That"...Thanksgiving edition.

Nov 20, 202311:46
Culture & Agriculture Ep. 8: Internship Program

Culture & Agriculture Ep. 8: Internship Program

The West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center has one of the most successful ag-based internships in the state. Today, we talk with Charles Munga about his experience in the program while working with row crop physiologist Dr. Avat Shekoofa.

For more information on signing up for the program, contact Heather Kelly at youngkelly@utk.edu.

Nov 17, 202310:02
Step Outside: MS student Ashley Epstein on Eastern Red Bat Winter Roost Selection in Tennessee

Step Outside: MS student Ashley Epstein on Eastern Red Bat Winter Roost Selection in Tennessee

Ashley Epstein started this research in October 2021 after being approached by The Nature Conservancy about Eastern Red Bat conservation.

Nov 17, 202324:19
Bringing it Home: Holiday Eating with Diabetes

Bringing it Home: Holiday Eating with Diabetes

The arrival of the holiday season means that plenty of food will be served! This week, Sarah and Tennille share strategies to help people with diabetes stay attentive to their health as they navigate the celebrations.

Nov 13, 202313:57
Culture & Agriculture Ep. 7: Corn and Soybean Updates

Culture & Agriculture Ep. 7: Corn and Soybean Updates

Today, Jake McNeal, corn and soybean specialist for UTIA, shares the latest developments in row crop research that has the potential to improve yield for farmers.

Nov 10, 202318:03
Bringing it Home: Affording Your Friends

Bringing it Home: Affording Your Friends

Socializing can get expensive, but finances shouldn't destroy friendships. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss ways to stay connected to friends when money is tight.

Nov 06, 202319:33
Step Outside: MS student Dawson Rader on Swainson's warblers in the Appalachian Mountains

Step Outside: MS student Dawson Rader on Swainson's warblers in the Appalachian Mountains

Episode 25 of the Step Outside podcast

Nov 01, 202327:09
TN Farm to Family - Is Organic Better?

TN Farm to Family - Is Organic Better?

Organic foods are often praised for being healthier, but are there any added benefits to justify their higher cost? Today, we tackle the myths behind organic foods, helping you make smarter decisions at the grocery store.

Nov 01, 202323:17
The Spooky Episode - Southern Myths & More

The Spooky Episode - Southern Myths & More

Our hosts discuss old wives tales and other lore passed down through the generations. Some agriculture related - some not.

Oct 31, 202323:01
Bringing it Home: Fun with Family Literacy

Bringing it Home: Fun with Family Literacy

There are so many genres of book- even spooky ones. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss ways to build strong literacy skills in your child while having plenty of fun along the way.

Oct 30, 202313:52
Bringing it Home: Boosting Immunity Naturally

Bringing it Home: Boosting Immunity Naturally

Fall & winter days mean more illnesses being passed around indoors. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss some things we can do to prepare our bodies for the battle against becoming sick.

Oct 23, 202313:29
Bringing it Home: Evaluate Your Life

Bringing it Home: Evaluate Your Life

"Evaluate Your Life Day" is a chance to search for improvements in how you live daily. This week, Sarah and Tennille do some self-reflection in hopes of becoming better versions of themselves.

Oct 16, 202318:04
TN Farm to Family - Myths About Meat
Oct 10, 202322:36
Bringing it Home: Cooking Without Fires

Bringing it Home: Cooking Without Fires

Many home fires are linked to cooking. During this Fire Prevention Week episode, Sarah and Tennille chat with Jeremy Channel, an Assistant Fire Chief, about preventing and responding to kitchen fires.

Oct 09, 202328:25
Bringing it Home: Why We Don't Walk

Bringing it Home: Why We Don't Walk

There is a list of valid reasons why many people don't walk for exercise. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss these reasons- and ways to address some of the barriers.

Oct 02, 202316:25
Bringing it Home: Choosing the Right Grains

Bringing it Home: Choosing the Right Grains

A grain is a grain... or is it? This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss the benefits of choosing to eat whole grains more often.

Sep 25, 202313:47
Bringing it Home: Babies (and Kids) on Board!

Bringing it Home: Babies (and Kids) on Board!

When it's time to hit the road, are you certain that your young children are safely secured in the vehicle? This week, Sarah and Tennille are getting answers to common car seat and booster seat questions from Khala Hoyle and Alexus Jimmerson from the Jackson-Madison County Health Department.

Sep 18, 202319:31
Step Outside: PhD student Ash Cable on Belize study abroad program

Step Outside: PhD student Ash Cable on Belize study abroad program

Episode 24 Cable served as a co-instructor on the July 2023 study abroad program, Tropical Ecology, Conservation and Field Methods in Belize.

Sep 14, 202314:51
Bringing it Home: Don't Be Late!

Bringing it Home: Don't Be Late!

If you find yourself often being tardy to the party (or to the workplace), you are part of the 20% of Americans that regularly run late. This week, Sarah and Tennille are listing ways to increase your odds of being on time.

Sep 11, 202315:05
Bringing It Home: More Productive Labor

Bringing It Home: More Productive Labor

Finding it hard to focus at work? This week, Sarah and Tennille are sharing some practices that can help you make the most of your time spent on the clock.

Sep 05, 202314:21
Bringing it Home: Financial Moves for Fall

Bringing it Home: Financial Moves for Fall

As we start to anticipate football weather, we need to prepare to make some financial moves. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss ways to get ahead of the calendar by making a few smart money choices this fall.

Aug 28, 202310:22
TN Farm to Family - Food Prices

TN Farm to Family - Food Prices

Meet our team of UT-TSU Extension professionals as they discuss factors affecting food prices and learn more about how your food is produced.

Aug 25, 202322:33
Ag Cast - Well-Connected Communities

Ag Cast - Well-Connected Communities

UT Extension works in three rural Tennessee counties - Grundy, Meigs and Pickett - to offer healthy living opportunities for people there, including walking trails, gardening and healthy foods. If it's well-connected, it's also well-deserved.

Aug 24, 202309:09
Bringing it Home: An Organized Family

Bringing it Home: An Organized Family

Work, school, and extra activities can keep household members moving in many different directions! This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss methods for keeping everyone on the same page.

Aug 21, 202314:56
AgCast - Skunk Junk

AgCast - Skunk Junk

It's an active time for skunks in Tennessee. Experts at UTIA offer tips for dealing with skunks, and perhaps avoiding a smelly encounter for you or your pets.

Aug 18, 202306:12
Bringing it Home: Stocking Your Pantry

Bringing it Home: Stocking Your Pantry

It's a great time to stock your pantry, while most groceries are tax-free in Tennessee! This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss items that can be added to your shopping cart to get you ready for the weeks ahead.

Aug 14, 202313:32
Culture & Agriculture Ep. 6: Turf Grass Management

Culture & Agriculture Ep. 6: Turf Grass Management

Your lawn is one of the first things people see when they arrive at your home. But how do you keep your grass lush and green? Kim Brown, UT turf grass Extension specialist, provides valuable tips for maintaining your lawn this summer.

Aug 11, 202315:42
Step Outside: Adam Taylor on being in Finland for Fulbright Program

Step Outside: Adam Taylor on being in Finland for Fulbright Program

Wood Products Extension Specialist and School of Natural Resources Professor Adam Taylor shares his experience researching in Finland through the Fulbright Program.

Aug 10, 202321:12
Bringing it Home: Driving Around The Details

Bringing it Home: Driving Around The Details

As we drive around town, we might be sharing information that makes our families easy targets for criminals. This week, Sarah and Tennille share tips to keep the back-to-school commute safer.

Aug 07, 202312:33
Bringing It Home: Returning Home After Graduation

Bringing It Home: Returning Home After Graduation

More high school and college graduates find themselves living at home with their parents. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss specific topics that require open communication from both parties in order to keep home life peaceful.

Jul 31, 202317:10
Culture & Agriculture Ep. 5: The History of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center

Culture & Agriculture Ep. 5: The History of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center

The West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center has been impacting the community for over a hundred years. But how has it changed throughout its history? Join us as we talk with Bob Hayes, former center director and weed specialist, who bore witness to over 40 years of UTIA's impact on West Tennessee.

Jul 28, 202319:07
Culture & Agriculture Ep. 4: Research Could Improve Soybean Yield

Culture & Agriculture Ep. 4: Research Could Improve Soybean Yield

Every soybean farmer wants to improve their end-of-season yield. Join us as we talk with Avat Shekoofa, researcher in the UT Department of Plant Sciences, as we discuss how state-of-the-art scientific tools are being used to identify and resolve problems affecting soybean production.

Jul 21, 202308:30
Bringing it Home: Water Works for Kids

Bringing it Home: Water Works for Kids

Many adults commit to drinking more water during the summer, but the kids are often left to binge on sugary drinks. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss creative ways to increase the amount of water your children are drinking.

Jul 17, 202310:45
Culture and Agriculture Ep. 3: Soybean Diseases and Available Resources
Jul 14, 202307:08
Bringing it Home: Teens in Cars

Bringing it Home: Teens in Cars

Getting a license to drive is a rite of passage for young people- but do you know that this week is part of the "deadliest 100 days" for teen drivers? This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss how parents can support safety behind the wheel.

Jul 10, 202314:06
Bringing it Home: Feelin' Like The Fourth

Bringing it Home: Feelin' Like The Fourth

This week, Sarah and Tennille are kicking off the second half of the year by discussing their favorite Independence Day memories and traditions.

Jul 03, 202309:44
Bringing it Home: Think Like a Fit Person

Bringing it Home: Think Like a Fit Person

Are you on track with your 2023 health & fitness goals? This week, Sarah and Tennille are doing a mid-year check-in, and discussing how changing our thinking could lead to changes in our daily habits.

Jun 26, 202312:52
Culture & Agriculture Ep. 2: Fire Ant Control

Culture & Agriculture Ep. 2: Fire Ant Control

Fire ants are a common sight in Tennessee, showing up in lawns, school yards, parks, athletic fields, and golf courses. But how do you get rid of them? Join us as we talk with Kim Brown, UT Extension specialist, about the most effective way to eliminate these painful pests.

Jun 23, 202313:37
Bringing it Home: Multigenerational Travel

Bringing it Home: Multigenerational Travel

When the extended family comes together for a vacation, great memories can be made! This week, Sarah and Tennille are discussing the details involved in planning a successful trip with members of different generations.

Jun 20, 202311:12
Bringing it Home: Finding Families

Bringing it Home: Finding Families

As Father's Day approaches, Sarah and Tennille are focusing on children who rely on foster families for care. This week, they chat with Donna Goodman of Youth Villages about ways the public can get involved in supporting the needs of these children.

Jun 12, 202323:06
Culture & Agriculture Ep. 1: Pesticide Resistance in No-Till Agriculture

Culture & Agriculture Ep. 1: Pesticide Resistance in No-Till Agriculture

Today we sit down with Dr. Larry Steckel, row crop weed scientist and professor with the UT Department of Plant Sciences, to discuss an increasing trend of pesticide resistance in common field weeds. Running out of effective options for weed control and burn down, Larry offers solutions for managing unwanted plants in your fields to ensure no-till agriculture can continue in our region.

Jun 09, 202307:59
Bringing It Home: Water Water Everywhere!

Bringing It Home: Water Water Everywhere!

Pools, lakes, rivers, and oceans are all filling up with people anxious to welcome summer! This week, Sarah and Tennille are observing "World Ocean Day" by discussing steps to take for an enjoyable time at whichever body of water you choose to visit.

Jun 05, 202311:44
AgCast - Stream Mitigation at Lone Oaks 4-H Youth Development Center

AgCast - Stream Mitigation at Lone Oaks 4-H Youth Development Center

The new 4-H center for West Tennessee - Lone Oaks Farm in Hardeman County - now includes a stream mitigation project where a straight ditch is now a man-made, curving stream. It's better for the environment and 4-Hers can also learn the science of stream mitigation.

May 30, 202307:19
AgCast - Robotic Milking

AgCast - Robotic Milking

UT AgResearch now has robotic milking technology at its Little River Dairy Unit in Blount County - and the cows there seem to have taken a liking to it.

May 30, 202307:31
Bringing it Home: Steakhouse Etiquette

Bringing it Home: Steakhouse Etiquette

A visit to an upscale restaurant can be a fun treat for a special occasion! This week, Sarah and Tennille are sharing etiquette tips for fancier meals- and admitting to the ones that they have violated.

May 30, 202314:57
Step Outside Podcast, Episode 22: Sweta Dixit on the Effectiveness of Park Revenue Sharing Policy to Reduce Park-People Conflict

Step Outside Podcast, Episode 22: Sweta Dixit on the Effectiveness of Park Revenue Sharing Policy to Reduce Park-People Conflict

Graduate student Sweta Dixit explains her research and analysis of the park revenue sharing policy in Nepal.

May 23, 202319:55
Bringing it Home: Ready for Road Trips

Bringing it Home: Ready for Road Trips

Traveling comes to mind as summer approaches, and a road trip can be an economical way to get the family out of town. This week, Sarah and Tennille are helping you prepare for a fun, comfortable time on the road.

May 22, 202312:24
Bringing it Home: Chores That Kids Can Do

Bringing it Home: Chores That Kids Can Do

The final school bells will ring soon, and kids will have extra time on their hands. This week, Sarah and Tennille discuss household tasks that children can help with, according to their ages and stages of development.

May 15, 202317:19
Bringing it Home: Budget-Friendly Home Upgrades

Bringing it Home: Budget-Friendly Home Upgrades

Is Mom's house in need of a little facelift? Does YOUR home need some quick upgrades... that won't cost much? This week, Sarah and Tennille are chatting about ways to use paint, fabric, and a few other simple tools to give a house new life.

May 08, 202314:21