Event at UT Highland Rim Research and Education Center scheduled for June 26


Dark fire and burley tobacco
Variety updates for dark fire (shown left) and burley tobacco will be part of the program at Tobacco Beef and More Field Day on June 26.  The event will be held at the UT Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center in Springfield, Tennessee. Photo by G. Rowsey, courtesy UTIA. Download image.

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – Beef cattle and tobacco producers should make plans to attend the Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA). The field day begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, at the UT Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the field day assembly area off Oakland Road. Early arrivers can meet with representatives from ag industry and UTIA in the trade show area before the first field tours begin at 8:45 a.m.

Beef Tours consist of presentations covering the outlook of the industry, warm season forage options and the effects of fetal programming on feedlot performance and carcass value. Plus, the Beef Tour will include a demonstration on working cattle through a chute and herd health considerations.

Tobacco Tours will feature variety updates for both dark and burley tobacco. There will also be presentations on burley sucker control, the effects of excessive heat when fire-curing, and the appropriate way to tank mix pesticides.

Additionally, visitors can choose to take an overview tour of the Highland Rim AgResearch Center. Learn about the Center’s history, the current research taking place, and the center’s important role in Tennessee agriculture.

The educational tours will conclude at approximately 12:30 p.m.  A complimentary lunch will be served following the last tour.

The complete program schedule will soon be posted online at http://highlandrim.tennessee.edu. Two pesticide re-certification points can be obtained in categories 1, 4, 10 and 12.

For more information, contact your local UT Extension office, or call the Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center at 615-382-3130. If you need to request an accommodation for accessibility, please contact the Highland Rim office.

The Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center is one of 10 research facilities operated by the UT Institute of Agriculture. In addition to its agricultural research programs, UTIA also provides instruction research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.

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Contacts:

Dr. Barry Sims, Director, Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 615-382-3130, bsims@utk.edu

Ginger Trice Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and Communications, 731-425-4768, gtrice@tennessee.edu