TULLAHOMA, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host a Woods
and Wildlife Field Day on Friday, October 16, 2015, at the UT Highland Rim Forest.
The Woods and Wildlife Field Day is designed to help landowners with 10 or more
acres of forestland as they make forest management decisions that will balance
their goals related to the fiscal management of their property as well as
wildlife and forest sustainability.
The program will begin at 8 a.m. CDT and will run until 3 p.m. The free event
will feature expert presentations focused on shortleaf pine management,
hardwood stand management, wildlife habitat management and prescribed fire strategies.
Speakers will include UT experts and professionals with private
organizations as well as state and federal agencies.
Kevin Hoyt, director of the
UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, says the event should be a
great educational opportunity. “We hope visitors who come out for the field day
enjoy their day, and we hope they learn about current UT forestry research of
relevance to industry as well as the small woodlot or family forest landowner.”
“Whether a landowner is interested in timber production, forest health or
wildlife management, the staff and faculty of the center and the UT Institute
of Agriculture are here to help,” Hoyt added.
The day’s activities include a sponsored lunch, so advance pre-registration is
encouraged for planning purposes. To pre-register call 865-483-3571, or send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To request an accommodation for accessibility, call
865-483-3571. For additional details
about the program, visit the center’s website forestry.tennessee.edu.
The 860-acre UT Highland Rim Forest, a unit of UT AgResearch‘s Forest Resources
AgResearch and Education Center, is located in Franklin County. A map and
directions are located online at the center's website
. It is
located at 623 UT Farm Road in Tullahoma.
its mission of research, teaching and service, the University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) touches lives and provides Real. Life.
Kevin Hoyt, director, UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center,
Patricia McDaniels, UTIA Marketing and Communications, 615-835-4570, email@example.com