UT Institute of Agriculture Hosts 2024 Field Days Across Tennessee

Feb 05, 2024


Advanced research and tried-and-true techniques will be on display throughout the year and across the state during the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) in-person and online field days in 2024. Most events are hosted at UT AgResearch and Education Centers throughout the state and feature UTIA researchers and Extension specialists as expert speakers.

This year’s schedule features the return of Milan No-Till Field Day on July 25, which now alternates years with the Summer Celebration in Jackson. This will be the 33rd year for the field day promoting no-till farming to areas prone to erosion and soil loss. It is one of the largest in the nation devoted to conservation tillage.

Field days begin in February with three horse management events in East, West, and Middle Tennessee locations. Tennessee Turf Tuesdays will be held online every Tuesday, starting April 2, and more information may be found at tiny.utk.edu/TurfTuesday.

The UT AgResearch system, a unit within the UTIA, supports the land-grant mission and includes 10 UT AgResearch and Education Centers that, combined, have more than 39,000 acres across Tennessee. Faculty and students conduct more than 1,000 field trials each year. Thousands of farmers, producers, rese,archers and members of the public attend field days.

The 2024 schedule includes (all times local):
  • Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods – April 20, 7 a.m. EDT, Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center – UT Cumberland Forest at Oliver Springs
  • Fruits of the Backyard – June 11, 8 a.m. CDT, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Spring Hill
  • Weed Tour – June 20, 8:30 a.m. CDT, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Jackson
  • Green Industry Day – June 27, 8 a.m. EDT, UT Gardens and Brehm Animal Science Arena at Knoxville
  • Tobacco Beef & More – June 27, 8 a.m. CDT, Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center at Springfield
  • Milan No-Till – July 25, 7 a.m. CDT, AgResearch and Education Center at Milan
  • Steak and Potatoes – August 22, 8 a.m. CDT, Plateau AgResearch and Education Center at Crossville
  • Fall Gardener’s Festival – August 27, 8 a.m. CDT, Plateau AgResearch and Education Center at Crossville
  • Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods – September 7, 7 a.m. CDT, Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center – UT Highland Rim Forest at Tullahoma
  • Cotton Tour – September 11, 8 a.m. CDT, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Jackson
  • Precision Livestock Technologies: Beef & Forage Systems – September 24, 8 a.m. CDT, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Spring Hill
  • UT Arboretum Butterfly Festival – September 28, 9:30 a.m., Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center – UT Arboretum Auditorium at Oak Ridge
  • Fall in the Foothills – September 29, 2 p.m., East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Little River Animal and Environmental Unit at Walland
  • Fall in the Gardens (Plant Sale and Garden Talks) – October 3, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., and October 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Jackson
  • Northeast Tennessee Youth Career Day – October 16, 9:45 a.m. EDT, Northeast Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville
  • Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo – October 17, 7:45 a.m. EDT, Northeast Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville
  • Beef Heifer Development School – October 18, 8 a.m. CDT, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Lewisburg
For more information, visit agresearch.tennessee.edu/field-days.

Advanced research and tried-and-true techniques will be on display throughout the year and across the state during the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) in-person and online field days in 2024. Most events are hosted at UT AgResearch and Education Centers throughout the state and feature UTIA researchers and Extension specialists as expert speakers.
This year’s schedule features the return of Milan No-Till Field Day on July 25, which now alternates years with the Summer Celebration in Jackson. This will be the 33rd year for the field day promoting no-till farming to areas prone to erosion and soil loss. It is one of the largest in the nation devoted to conservation tillage.
Field days begin in February with three horse management events in East, West, and Middle Tennessee locations. Tennessee Turf Tuesdays will be held online every Tuesday, starting April 2, and more information may be found at tiny.utk.edu/TurfTuesday.
The UT AgResearch system, a unit within the UTIA, supports the land-grant mission and includes 10 UT AgResearch and Education Centers that, combined, have more than 39,000 acres across Tennessee. Faculty and students conduct more than 1,000 field trials each year. Thousands of farmers, producers, rese,archers and members of the public attend field days.
The 2024 schedule includes (all times local):
  • Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods – April 20, 7 a.m. EDT, Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center – UT Cumberland Forest at Oliver Springs
  • Fruits of the Backyard – June 11, 8 a.m. CDT, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Spring Hill
  • Weed Tour – June 20, 8:30 a.m. CDT, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Jackson
  • Green Industry Day – June 27, 8 a.m. EDT, UT Gardens and Brehm Animal Science Arena at Knoxville
  • Tobacco Beef & More – June 27, 8 a.m. CDT, Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center at Springfield
  • Milan No-Till – July 25, 7 a.m. CDT, AgResearch and Education Center at Milan
  • Steak and Potatoes – August 22, 8 a.m. CDT, Plateau AgResearch and Education Center at Crossville
  • Fall Gardener’s Festival – August 27, 8 a.m. CDT, Plateau AgResearch and Education Center at Crossville
  • Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods – September 7, 7 a.m. CDT, Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center – UT Highland Rim Forest at Tullahoma
  • Cotton Tour – September 11, 8 a.m. CDT, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Jackson
  • Precision Livestock Technologies: Beef & Forage Systems – September 24, 8 a.m. CDT, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Spring Hill
  • UT Arboretum Butterfly Festival – September 28, 9:30 a.m., Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center – UT Arboretum Auditorium at Oak Ridge
  • Fall in the Foothills – September 29, 2 p.m., East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Little River Animal and Environmental Unit at Walland
  • Fall in the Gardens (Plant Sale and Garden Talks) – October 3, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., and October 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT, West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Jackson
  • Northeast Tennessee Youth Career Day – October 16, 9:45 a.m. EDT, Northeast Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville
  • Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo – October 17, 7:45 a.m. EDT, Northeast Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville
  • Beef Heifer Development School – October 18, 8 a.m. CDT, Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Lewisburg
For more information, visit agresearch.tennessee.edu/field-days.

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