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17 Events for Producers, Foresters and Gardeners

Farmers, gardeners and anyone interested in Tennessee agriculture can mark their calendars; University of Tennessee AgResearch has released the 2019 field day schedule, with 17 unique events across the state.

Events slated for this year include the returns of the biennial Ag in the Foothills event, held at the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, and, for the first time since 2014, Woods and Wildlife will be held at Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center in Oak Ridge. Also in store are three equine-focused field days, one for each region of the state, and a springtime Organic Crops Field Tour.

Field days are held at the 10 AgResearch and Education Centers located throughout the state. These events offer farmers, ranchers, gardeners, foresters and the general public a chance to see research findings, learn from university and industry experts and network with peers.

The complete schedule of field days is below:

Organic Crops Field Tour – April 25, East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Organic Crops Unit (Knoxville)

 

Fruits of the Backyard – June 11, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center (Spring Hill)

Green Industry Day – June 25, UT Gardens, Knoxville

 

Tobacco, Beef and More – June 27, Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center (Springfield)

 

Summer Celebration – July 11, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center (Jackson)

 

UT Arboretum Butterfly Festival – August 3, Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, UT Arboretum (Oak Ridge)

 

Steak and Potatoes – August 6, Plateau AgResearch and Education Center (Crossville)

 

Fall Gardeners’ Festival – August 27, Plateau AgResearch and Education Center (Crossville)

 

Turf & Ornamental Field Day– August 29, East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Plant Sciences Unit (Knoxville)

 

Cotton Tour – September 4, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center (Jackson)

 

Horse Management Field Day – September 12, UT Ag Campus (Knoxville)

 

Horse Management Field Day – September 17, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center (Spring Hill)

 

Horse Management Field Day – September 19, AgResearch and Education Center at Ames Plantation

 

Ag in the Foothills – October 3, East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Little River Unit (Walland)

 

Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo – October 10, AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville

 

Woods and Wildlife – October 16, Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center (Oak Ridge)

 

Beef Heifer Development School – October 18, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Lewisburg

 

More information about each field day will be posted closer to the scheduled time at the UT Institute of Agriculture “News and Announcements” site. You can also visit each AgResearch Center’s homepage or call their main office for details.  Center addresses and phone numbers can be found at agresearch.tennessee.edu.

 

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu.