Organic Crops and Biennial Events Return to Schedule


Organic Crops Field Tour, East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center

A crowd interested in high tunnel production listens to a presenter from inside one of the structures at a previous Organic Crops Field Tour. ​UT AgResearch will host 10 field days and five special events in 2016, including an Organic Crops Field Tour on April 28 at the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Knoxville. Photo by P. McDaniels, courtesy UTIA. Download image​.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – University of Tennessee AgResearch has released the 2016 field day schedule, which includes 10 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.

T
he 2016 schedule marks the return of the Organic Crops Field Tour, an overview of production techniques and recommendations for organically grown fruits and vegetables. The event will be held in April at the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center’s Organic Crops Unit. 2016 also marks the return of two biennial events: the Tobacco and Forage Production Field Day and the Milan No-Till Field Day. These field days are held in July of even-numbered years in Greeneville and Milan, respectively.

The complete schedule is as follows:
 

Field Days

*Organic Crops Field Tour – April 28, East Tennessee AgResearch Center – Organic Crops Unit (Knoxville)

*Fruits of the Backyard – June 14, Middle Tennessee AgResearch Center (Spring Hill)

*Tobacco, Beef & More – June 23, Highland Rim AgResearch Center (Springfield)

*Summer Celebration – July 14, West Tennessee AgResearch Center (Jackson)

*Tobacco & Forage Production – July 21, AgResearch Center at Greeneville

*Milan No-Till – July 28, AgResearch Center at Milan

*Steak and Potatoes – August 2, Plateau AgResearch Center (Crossville)

*Cotton Tour – September 7, West Tennessee AgResearch Center (Jackson)

*Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo – October 13, AgResearch Center at Greeneville

*Woods and Wildlife – October 14, Forest Resources AgResearch Center – Oak Ridge Forest

 

Special Events

*Blooms Days – May 7-8, UT Gardens, Knoxville

*UT Gardens Green Industry – June 14, UT Gardens, Knoxville

*Fall Gardeners’ Festival – August 30, Plateau AgResearch Center (Crossville)

*Heritage Festival – October 8, AgResearch Center at Ames Plantation (Grand Junction)

*Fall Folklore Jamboree – October 15, AgResearch Center at Milan

More information about each field day will be posted closer to the scheduled date at the UT Institute of Agriculture website​. You can also visit each AgResearch Center’s homepage or call their main offices for details.  Center addresses and phone numbers can be found online at agresearch.tennessee.edu.

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Contacts:

Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and Communications, 731-425-4768,
gtrice@tennessee.edu

Patricia McDaniels, UTIA Marketing and Communications, 615-835-4570,
pmcdaniels@tennessee.edu

 

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