Smith County 4-H Maker for a Day Camp 2021

Eleven Smith County 4-H members met on Thursday, July 8th, for our first ever Maker for a Day Camp. Throughout the day, campers learned how to sew their own doll, sew a pillowcase, and make embroidery hoop button flowers. Campers also made homemade dog toys out of...

Smith County Weather Report: July 22, 2021

by Steve Norris, Smith County Insider Weather Correspondent Sunny, hazy and getting hotter through Saturday with high temperatures of 90 to 95 degrees. Thunderstorm chances will go back up to around 50 percent on Sunday and Monday, and it will be very hot and humid...

UT Extension News: The State Fair Moves Next Door

By Chris Hicks, County Director – UT Extension Smith County It seems like folks have been talking about the future of the TN State Fair for my entire career. While I don’t know all the details that went into the decision (which I’m sure included money, politics, and...

Food For Thought: Preserving Tomatoes

By Mary Parker Draper, Extension Agent – Smith County Did you know tomatoes may not be considered to be highly acidic? New tomato varieties, over-mature fruits, and tomatoes from dead or frost-killed vines may have a pH greater than 4.6. To ensure a safe acid...