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.
Dr. Barry Sims, Director, Highland Rim
AgResearch and Education Center, 615-382-3130, email@example.com
Ginger Trice Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and
Communications, 731-425-4768, firstname.lastname@example.org