University of Tennessee AgResearch is planning a full calendar of field days for 2020. A total of 17 field days will take place at UT AgResearch and Education centers across the state, providing visitors a chance to see agricultural research in action, speak with university experts, and network with industry professionals.
The landscape of Tennessee agriculture is varied and extremely diverse, and this is reflected in the topics covered by the AgResearch field days. There are field days for cattle farmers and row crop producers, as well as field days devoted to the production and maintenance of turf grasses, ornamental plants, vegetable crops and forestry.
The AgResearch 2020 field days in our area include:
Green Industry Day – June 16, 8 a.m. EDT, UT Gardens, Knoxville
UT Arboretum Butterfly Festival – August 1, 10 a.m. EDT, Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center – UT Arboretum Auditorium at Oak Ridge
Steak and Potatoes – August 4, 8 a.m. CDT, Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, Crossville
Fall Gardeners’ Festival – August 25, 8 a.m. CDT, Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, Crossville
Turf and Ornamental – August 27, 7 a.m. EDT, East Tennessee Center – Plant Sciences Unit, Knoxville
Horse Management – September 10, 4 p.m. EDT, Brehm Animal Science Arena, UT Institute of Agriculture campus, Knoxville
Organic Crops Field Tour – October 1, 9 a.m. EDT, East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center – Organic Crops Unit, Knoxville
Woods and Wildlife – October 15, 7 a.m. EDT, Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center – Cumberland Forest at Oak Ridge
All field days are open to the public, and most are free to attend.