Plan to attend Oct. 5 event in the newly renovated Brehm Animal Science Arena


UTIA Ag Day clowns
​Fun activities and entertainment, including clowns, await visitors to Ag Day 2013 at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Festivities begin four hours before the Vols versus Georgia kickoff on Oct. 5. Photo courtesy UTIA. Download photo.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Exciting changes, including a new location inside the recently renovated Brehm Animal Science Arena, await visitors to Ag Day 2013. Ag Day is the annual event for alumni and friends of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.
 
Festivities will begin on Oct. 5. four hours before the Vols take on the Georgia Bulldogs in Neyland Stadium. Current and former students, faculty, staff and friends will celebrate reunions and learn what’s new at the UT Institute of Agriculture.

This year’s theme, “If you think you know ag, think again,”
focuses on technological advancements and efficiencies in agriculture, as well as unexpected agricultural career paths. A presentation of two inaugural awards, the Horizon Award and the Meritorious Service Award, will be made. Tours of the new Large Animal Hospital at the UT Veterinary Medical Center and the renovated Food Science and Brehm Animal Science buildings will be given.

Ag Day RSVPs are encouraged and can be submitted at
http://tiny.utk.edu/AgDay. A block of football tickets has been reserved. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.UTtix.com, scroll over Vols Tickets and select the Group Ticket Window. The case-sensitive sign-in ID is “agday” and the password is “2013.”
 
Ag Day is fun for all ages. Enjoy live music, live animals, free ice cream, visiting with UT Knoxville’s mascot Smokey, an insect petting zoo, children’s activities 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’s Advancement 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 AgResearch and Education centers, and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.
 
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Contact:

Donna Eason-Pile, UTIA Advancement, 865-974-7439,
deasonpi@utfi.org

Jean M. Hulsey, UTIA Marketing and Communications, 865-974-7141, jmhulsey@tennessee.edu