New Events for Beef Cattle Producers and Horse Owners on Schedule


Field Day photo, UT AgResearch

Visitors to the Summer Celebration Lawn and Garden Show peruse ornamental displays. Summer Celebration is one of 17 field days and special events that UT AgResearch and Education Centers will host in 2018. Photo courtesy of UTIA. Download image.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - University of Tennessee AgResearch has released the 2018 field day schedule, which includes 13 field days and four special events.

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

The 2018 schedule features several new events, including a Beef Heifer Development School to be held in March at the Tennessee Beef Heifer Development Center in Lewisburg, and a trio of Horse Management Field Days – one for each region of the state.

2018 also marks the return of the biennial Milan No-Till Field Day. This event is always held on the fourth Thursday in July of even-numbered years.

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

The complete schedule is as follows:

Field Days
  • ​​​​Beef Heifer Development School - March 22, Beef Heifer Development Center (Lewisburg)
  • Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods - May 19, Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center - Highland Rim Forest (Tullahoma)
  • Fruits of the Backyard - June 19, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center (Spring Hill)
  • Tobacco, Beef & More - June 21, Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center (Springfield)
  • Summer Celebration - July 12, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center (Jackson)
  • Milan No-Till - July 26, AgResearch and Education Center at Milan
  • Steak and Potatoes - August 7, Plateau AgResearch and Education Center (Crossville)
  • Turf and Ornamental - August 30, East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center - Plant Sciences Unit (Knoxville)
  • Cotton Tour - September 5, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center (Jackson)
  • Horse Management - September 13, UTIA Campus (Knoxville)
  • Horse Management - September 20, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center (Spring Hill)
  • Horse Management - September 27, Ames Plantation (Grand Junction)
  • Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo - October 11, AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville

Special Events
  • ​​UT Gardens Green Industry - June 26, UT Gardens, Knoxville
  • UT Arboretum Butterfly Festival - August 4, Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center - UT Arboretum (Oak Ridge)
  • Fall Gardeners Festival - August 28, Plateau AgResearch and Education Center (Crossville)
  • Fall Folklore Jamboree - October 20, AgResearch and Education Center at Milan

​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.

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