KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host an Organic Crops
Field Tour on Thursday, October 23.
Designed for commercial and small-scale producers interested in organic
production, the event will focus on topics such as soil conservation, high
tunnel production and organic pasture, free-range and small livestock
Home gardeners and hobby farmers are also welcome to attend.
The event is hosted on the
grounds of the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center’s Organic Crops
Unit off John Sevier Hwy. The 90-acre facility is dedicated
to organic crop research, and the field day will highlight current research
projects and discuss organic crop production techniques and recommendations. A
complete copy of the program is available online at UT Extension’s Organic
& Sustainable Crop Production website: http://organics.tennessee.edu/fieldtour.html
Activities begin at 9 a.m.
and continue through 3:30 p.m.
is just $10 per person and is strongly encouraged. Guests should
preregister by Friday, October 17, online at the website. On-site registration on the morning of the program will be $15
per person. Lunch and a copy of the event proceedings are included with
preregistration. Vegetarian meals are are an option available upon request with online registration.
Contact the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at 865-974-7201 for
more information or to request an accommodation for accessibility.
The UT AgResearch Organic Crops Unit is located at
7315 Government Farm Road in Knoxville. The facility is approximately 7 miles
south of the UT Agricultural Campus and downtown Knoxville. From the UT
Agricultural Campus, visitors should follow U.S. Hwy. 129 and take the exit for
Hwy 168 (Gov. John Sevier Hwy.). Government Farm Road will be 1.7 miles
on the right. If traveling west on Gov. John
Sevier Hwy. from U.S. Hwy 441, Government Farm Road will be 5.0 miles on the
The East Tennessee AgResearch and Education
Center is one of 10 outdoor laboratories operated by UT AgResearch, a division
of the UT Institute of Agriculture. In addition to its agricultural research
programs, the Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction 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
East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 865-974-7201