Milan No-Till Field Day Scheduled for July 25

Jul 02, 2024


The 33rd Milan No-Till Field Day will be hosted on Thursday, July 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan, part of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA). This year’s event will be in person only with no online component and is free to attend.
 
Participants will have the opportunity to learn the latest developments regarding no-till farming, including production strategies, industry regulations, results from local research trials, management options for weeds, pests and diseases and much more. Attendees will also be able to participate in research tours led by row crop experts from across the Mid-South, in addition to a trade show featuring local representatives from agricultural organizations.
 
“Milan No-Till Field Day is one of the largest events in the nation dedicated to conservation tillage,” says Blake Brown, director of the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. “No-till is utilized by approximately 90% of row crop producers in Tennessee, and this event will provide essential information needed to have a successful growing season whether you have a large operation or only farm part time.”
 
Milan No-Till Field Day first began in 1981 to teach producers about the benefits of no-till farming over traditional tillage. Today, it continues to attract thousands of people from across the nation interested in improving soil conservation and agricultural production. Certified Crop Adviser and pesticide recertification points will be offered for attendees.
 
The AgResearch and Education Center at Milan is located at 3A Ledbetter Gate Road in Milan, Tennessee. Sponsorships and exhibitor spots are currently being offered. Contact LesLee Smelser at 731-686-7362 for more information.
 
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is comprised of the Herbert College of Agriculture, UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. Through its land-grant mission of teaching, research and outreach, the Institute touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. to Tennesseans and beyond. 
 

Read More News

Jul 23, 2024
The election of pork producer delegate candidates for the 2025 National Pork Producers (Pork Act) Delegate Body will take place at 4:00 p.m. (CST), Thursday, Aug. 8, 2024, in conjunction with an Executive Committee meeting of the Tennessee Pork Producers Association at the Cool Springs Marriott, 700 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, TN in the Atrium Lobby.
Jul 18, 2024

Weed control is an essential component of no-till agriculture, allowing row crop producers to eliminate unwanted plant pests that could impact yield. During the 33rd Milan No-Till Field Day on Thursday, July 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan, agricultural experts from across the region will provide the latest research-based weed control solutions.

Jul 08, 2024
Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Pick Tennessee Products (PTP) program has joined together with Homegrown by Heroes to better promote local agricultural products produced by Tennessee farmer veterans.