Conference moves to Dyersburg



Center pivot in West Tennessee

Using a linear irrigation system as shown is one way to irrigate crop land. Attend the West Tennessee Irrigation Conference on Jan. 28, 2015, to learn more about irrigation from University of Tennessee Extension and industry experts.  Photo courtesy UTIA. Download image.




DYERSBURG, Tenn. – Producers can pick up valuable information on irrigation systems at the West Tennessee Irrigation Conference on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. The event is sponsored by University of Tennessee Extension.

For 2015 the conference is moving to the Dyer County Fairgrounds, located on James Rice Drive in Dyersburg, Tenn. The event will include multiple presentations as well as an industry-sponsored trade show featuring new products and technologies.

On the agenda for the 2015 conference are presentations on aquifers, irrigation sustainability and furrow irrigation. The conference will also include two breakout sessions; one for row crop producers and one for those working in the vegetable and horticulture industries. Stefan Maupin, with Tennessee Farm Bureau, will wrap up the conference with an update on state water regulations.

This free conference will begin at 7 a.m. with registration, coffee and refreshments. The program will conclude with a complimentary lunch.

For more information on the West Tennessee Irrigation Conference, contact your county’s UT Extension office, or call Richard Powell at 731-425-4724.  A more detailed conference agenda will be posted online at the UT Extension website (http://extension.tennessee.edu) as the event date approaches.

UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the UT Institute of Agriculture.  With an office in every Tennessee county, UT Extension delivers educational programs and research-based information to citizens throughout the state.  In cooperation with Tennessee State University, UT Extension works with farmers, families, youth and communities to improve lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state and national levels.

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Contacts:

Richard Powell, UT Extension Program Leader, 731-425-4724, rjpowell@utk.edu

Becky Muller, County Director, UT Extension-Tipton County, 901-476-0231, beckymuller@utk.edu