University of Tennessee AgResearch is planning a full calendar of field days for 2014. 

A total of 12 field days and five special events will take place at UT AgResearch and Education Centers across the state, providing visitors a chance to see agricultural research trials 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, fruit crops and forestry.

Two special events focus on the historical heritage of Tennessee.

Changes to this year’s field day schedule include the timing of the Organic Crops Field Tour. Traditionally held in the spring, the tour will be moved to Oct. 23 in 2014. It will still be held at the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center’s Organic Crops Unit in Knoxville.

The 2014 field day season also marks the return of two biennial field days: the Tobacco and Forage Production Field Day and the Milan No-Till Field Day. Held on even-numbered years, the Tobacco and Forage Production Field Day takes place on Thursday, July 17, at the UT AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville. The Milan No-Till Field Day occurs one week later on July 24 at the UT AgResearch and Education Center at Milan.