​​Field Day at Highland Rim AgResearch Center Helps Producers Boost Business

Dark tobacco in production at UT Highland Rima AgResearch and Education Center

Get the most up-to-date, research-based information on tobacco production, as well as beef cattle production at the Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2016. This free event will be held at the Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center. Photo courtesy UTIA. Download image.​

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – Beef cattle and tobacco producers should make plans to attend the Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. The field day takes place on Thursday, June 23, at the Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the field day assembly area off Oakland Road. Early arrivers can meet with representatives from ag industry and UTIA in the trade show area before the first field tours begin at 8:45 a.m.

Beef tours will cover technology used to increase the herd’s reproductive efficiency, including artificial insemination and pregnancy tests. There will also be presentations on pairing byproduct feeds with forage, as well as an overview of the Veterinary Feed Directive.

Tobacco tours will feature variety developments for both dark-fired and burley tobacco, an overview of dark-fired tobacco curing strategies and updates on tobacco fungicides and insecticides.

Additionally, visitors can take an overview tour of the Highland Rim AgResearch Center.  Learn about the Center’s history, the current research taking place here, and its important role in Tennessee agriculture.

The educational tours will conclude at approximately 12:30 p.m.  A complimentary lunch will be served following the last tour.

The complete program schedule can be found soon online at highlandrim.tennessee.edu​.  Three pesticide re-certification points can be obtained in categories 1, 4, 10 and 12.

For more information, feel free to contact your local UT Extension office, or you can call the Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center at 615-382-3130.  If you need to request an accommodation for accessibility, please contact the Highland Rim office.

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu



Rob Ellis, Center Director, Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 615-382-3130, rellis1@utk.edu

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