Plateau Agriculture and Forestry to be Highlighted at Regional Event



Angus grazing at UT AgResearch facility
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The 2018 Steak and Potatoes Field Day at the University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center will be held Tuesday, August 7, at the center's main unit on U.S. Highway 70N in Crossville, Tennessee. The event starts with registration at 8 a.m. CDT. Photo courtesy UTIA. Download image​.


CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — Everyone interested in Plateau-based agricultural enterprises is invited to attend the annual Steak and Potatoes Field Day sponsored by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, the event will showcase the research and outreach activities at the UT Plateau AgResearch and Education Center — activities intended to benefit the region’s agricultural and forestry industries.

Educational sessions at the event will be divided into three main subject areas: beef production, fruit and vegetable production and forestry and landscape management for landowners. The event is free to attend. 

The event will begin with registration and a trade show at 8 a.m. CDT at the center’s main unit just west of Crossville. Tours and seminars begin at 8:30 and conclude at 11:30. A sponsored lunch will be provided following the program.

Pesticide recertification points will be awarded to participants in need of continuing education to maintain their certification. 

Contact the center for more details about the event or to request an accommodation for accessibility by calling 931-484-0034. 

The Plateau AgResearch Center is located off on Highway 70N at 320 Experiment Station Road in Crossville. A map to the facility and complete directions are available online at plateau.tennessee.edu​. The Plateau AgResearch and Education Center is one of 10 outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. 

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrates 50 years of excellence in providing Real. Life. Solutions. through teaching, discovery and service. ag.tennessee.edu.

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Contact: 

J. Walt Hitch, Director, UT Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, 931-484-0034, jhitch@utk.edu​

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