Conference returns to Jackson for second year in January


West Tennessee Irrigation Conference

Visitors to the 2013 West Tennessee Irrigation Conference at the UT AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson enjoy a trade show featuring the newest equipment and technologies. The 2014 conference opens with a trade show and registration at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 30. Photo by G. Rowsey, UTIA. Download image.


JACKSON, Tenn. – Producers can pick up valuable information on irrigation systems at the University of Tennessee Extension West Tennessee Irrigation Conference on Thursday, January 30, 2014.

The West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, located at 605 Airways Boulevard in Jackson, is once again the host site for the conference. The event will include multiple presentations from university experts as well as an industry sponsored trade show featuring new products and technologies.

On the agenda for the 2014 conference are presentations on aquifers, land contracts, water regulations and chemigation and fertigation.  New this year, the conference will include two breakout sessions on irrigation timing; one for row crop producers, and one for those working in the vegetable and horticulture industries.

Another new addition to the program is a “Farmer-to-Farmer” panel. Conference attendees can discuss irrigation issues with their peers and share ideas on best management practices. 

This free conference will begin at 7:30 a.m. with registration, coffee and refreshments.  A complimentary lunch will also be served. The conference will conclude at approximately 2 p.m.

For more information on the West Tennessee Irrigation Conference, contact your county’s UT Extension office, or call Richard Powell at 731-425-4724.  A more detailed conference agenda will be posted at http://west.tennessee.edu, as the event date approaches

UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the UT Institute of Agriculture.  With an office in every Tennessee county, UT Extension delivers educational programs and research-based information to citizens throughout the state.  In cooperation with Tennessee State University, UT Extension works with farmers, families, youth and communities to improve lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state and national levels.

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Contacts:

Richard Powell, UT Extension Program Leader, 731-425-4724, rjpowell@utk.edu

Becky Muller, County Director, UT Extension-Tipton County, 901-476-0231, beckymuller@utk.edu