Farming is tough, hard work. There is no other way to put it. Each new crop season brings challenges to new and long-time farmers. Globalization, technology, weather and changing consumption habits have all contributed to uncertainty in the agriculture industry in the 21st century, and fewer young people are choosing farming as a career. [...]
We’re sure you’ve heard it. Come November, your non-farmer friends might look at you and say, “It’s your slow season, right? Bet you’re getting some rest and relaxation!” But we know there’s no such thing as a slow season for a farmer. Every season — spring, summer, fall and even winter — has its own [...]
How to Support Rising Generations Too many people today think of farming as something their grandparents did but no way to make a living in the modern world. In the U.S., more farmers are retiring than entering the occupation. Farmers over age 65 outnumber the under-35 set by more than six to one, according to [...]
Genera Energy's Sam Jackson discusses the significance of a recent poplar tree harvest at the University of Tennessee AgResearch Center. The harvest is part of a five-year $15 million multi-disciplinary research and development effort funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) for aerial surveillance and reconnaissance in military applications is well known. What is likely less common is the use of these types of aircraft for monitoring agricultural crops, land management, and sustainability measures. UAVs offer great promise in agriculture. […]
[PRESS RELEASE] Leading biomass supply company marks safety milestone, recognizes employees for their contributions VONORE, Tenn. Jan. 23, 2015 -- Genera Energy Inc., a leading biomass supply company that supplies biomass feedstocks for the advanced biofuels, biopower, and biochemical industries, recently celebrated 1,533 days, or 4 years, without an accident. To celebrate this important achievement, [...]
No one can predict the date, time or place of an emergency. That makes it critical to plan and prepare for any emergency situation. Emergencies can be caused by many things, weather, people, machines, different situations or places. Here at Genera Energy, we strive to ensure that we have the best policies and procedures in [...]