List Includes a New Event


Young visitor to UTIA field day

Most UT Institute of Agriculture field day programs include a trade show, where visitors can see new products and technology as well as network with university and industry professionals. Here a young field day visitor spins the popular UT AgResearch wheel for a chance to win prizes and learn fun facts.  Photo by G. Rowsey, courtesy UTIA. Download image.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – University of Tennessee AgResearch has released the 2015 field day schedule, which includes 11 field days and five special events.

Field days are held at the 10 AgResearch and Education Centers located throughout the state.  These events offer farmers, ranchers, gardeners and the general public a chance to see research findings, learn from university and industry experts and network with peers.

The 2015 schedule includes a new event titled “Ag in the Foothills.”  To be held at the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center near Knoxville, Ag in the Foothills will become a biennial event held in odd-numbered years.  As the name implies, the program will reflect the diversity of agriculture in the region and include topics like dairy and beef production, environmental management and other timely issues.

The complete schedule is as follows:

Field Days

Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods – April 25, Forest Resources AgResearch Center - Highland Rim Forest (Tullahoma)
Fruits of the Backyard – June 16, Middle Tennessee AgResearch Center (Spring Hill)

Tobacco, Beef & More – June 25, Highland Rim AgResearch Center (Springfield)
Summer Celebration – July 9, West Tennessee AgResearch Center (Jackson)
Steak and Potatoes – August 4, Plateau AgResearch Center (Crossville)
Cotton Tour – September 2, West Tennessee AgResearch Center (Jackson)
Turf and Ornamental – September 10, East Tennessee AgResearch Center – Plant Sciences Unit (Knoxville)
Pumpkin – September 24, West Tennessee AgResearch Center (Jackson)
Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo – October 8, AgResearch Center at Greeneville
Woods and Wildlife – October 16, Forest Resources AgResearch Center – Highland Rim Forest (Tullahoma)
Ag in the Foothills – October 22, East Tennessee AgResearch Center – Little River Unit (Walland)

Special Events
Blooms Days – May 9-10, UT Gardens, Knoxville
Summer Color (a green industry event) – June 23, UT Gardens, Knoxville
Fall Gardeners’ Festival – August 25, Plateau AgResearch Center (Crossville)
Heritage Festival – October 10, AgResearch Center at Ames Plantation (Grand Junction)
Fall Folklore Jamboree – October 17, AgResearch Center at Milan

All UT AgResearch field days and special events are open to the public and most events offer free admission.

More information about each field day will be posted closer to the scheduled time at the UT Institute of Agriculture “News and Announcements” site found at http://ag.tennessee.edu.  You can also visit each AgResearch Center’s homepage or call their main offices for details.  Center addresses and phone numbers can be found at http://taes.tennessee.edu/centers.  

UT AgResearch, a unit of the UT Institute of Agriculture, operates 10 outdoor laboratories at strategic climate and topographical locations throughout the state.  In addition to its agricultural research programs, the UT Institute of Agriculture 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:
 
Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and Communications Services, 731-425-4768,
gtrice@tennessee.edu
 
Patricia McDaniels, UTIA Marketing and Communications Services, 615-835-4570,
pmcdaniels@tennessee.edu