New fall event to be held at Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center


Grazing in Middle Tennessee

Producers looking to extend their grazing season should make plans to attend the Fall Forage Field Day on September 9, 2014, at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Among the planned program topics are warm season grass stockpiling, a heifer fertility study and establishing cool season grasses. Photo courtesy UTIA. Download image.


SPRING HILL, Tenn. – Livestock producers looking to be more economical and extend their grazing season should make plans to attend the Fall Forage Field Day at the University of Tennessee Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, at 4 p.m. CDT. This year is the first time the forage field day has been held in the fall, and the program topics will reflect the seasonal change.  University and industry experts will lead sessions on warm-season grass stockpiling, cool-season grass establishment and drill and sprayer calibration.

The sessions will take place at the Bull Test Center Conference Room, located on the AgResearch Center property.  The field day will wrap up at 7 p.m., when attendees will be treated to a sponsored dinner.  There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is requested. To pre-register, contact Calvin Bryant, UT Extension Lawrence County, 931-762-5506  or email  ibryant1@utk.edu, by Monday, September 8.

Event participation will garner one commercial applicator point in Categories 1, 10 and 15.

The Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center is located on Highway 31 across from the General Motors Plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. For more information, including directions, go online to middle.tennessee.edu or call 931-486-2129.

The event is co-sponsored by UT AgResearch and UT Extension.


The Middle Tennessee 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.

UT Extension is an educational outreach organization, funded by federal, state and local governments, in cooperation with UT and Tennessee State University. It brings research-based information about agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and resource development to the people of Tennessee where they live and work.

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Contacts:

Calvin Bryant, director, UT Extension Lawrence County, 931-762-5506, ibryant1@utk.edu

Richard Groce, director, UT Extension Maury County, 931-375-5301, rgroce1@utk.edu