Nov. 3 event features fun for everyone

Ag Day 2011
​Ag Day 2012 is scheduled for Nov. 3, four hours before the Vols take on the Troy Trojans in Neyland Stadium. Crowds are expected to be enthusiastic as the UT Institute of Agriculture celebrates 150 years of land-grant colleges and universities. (Image from Ag Day 2011.)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Spitting crickets may not be for everyone, but plenty of other activities await visitors to Ag Day 2012, the annual street fair for alumni and friends of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Ag Day will be held Nov. 3, the homecoming weekend for UT Knoxville alumni, four hours before the Vols take on the Troy Trojans in Neyland Stadium. It is a festive time for current and former students, faculty, staff and friends to gather together and see the exciting things going on at the Institute of Agriculture.

The theme this year, Then and Now, is in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which established land-grant colleges for education in agriculture and the mechanical arts. Departments will be showcasing advancements made in their areas as well as remembering their histories. Students will be providing tours of the new Food Science and Technology building and Brehm Animal Science building and arena. The Living Light house, UT’s state-of-the-art zero-energy solar-powered house, also will be providing tours for visitors.
A block of football tickets has been reserved. To purchase, visit, scroll over Vols Tickets and select Group Ticket Window. The case sensitive sign-in ID is agday12 and the password is agriculture.
Ag Day is fun for all ages. Enjoy live music, free ice cream, the insect petting zoo, face painting, cornhole, giveaway items, visiting with UT Knoxville’s mascot Smokey, and so much more! A meal will be available for purchase from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Student Livestock Association.
For more information, please contact the UT Institute of Agriculture Development office at 865-974-1928.


The UT Institute of Agriculture provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; the UT College of Veterinary Medicine; UT AgResearch, including its system of 10 research and education centers; and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.



Donna Eason-Pile, Development, 865-974-7439,

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