From beef cattle, row crops and forestry to gardening, turf management and organic crop production, UT AgResearch field days cover topics important to the state’s farmers, landowners, and lawn and gardening enthusiasts alike.

The 2011 field days will showcase UT scientists along with experts from other universities and the private sector as they present workshops on featured topics. In addition to the educational presentations, field day visitors can also see agricultural studies first hand, tour research facilities and, at most events, enjoy an industry trade show.

The scheduled events are as follows:

Organic Crops Field Tour, April 28, 7:30 a.m.

East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Organic Crops Unit, Knoxville.

Beef & Forage Field Day, June 9, 7:00 a.m.

East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Blount Unit, Knoxville.

Fruits of the Backyard, June 14, 8:30 a.m.

Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Spring Hill.

Tobacco, Beef & More, June 23, 7:30 a.m.

Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, Springfield.

Summer Celebration, July 14, 10:00 a.m.

West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Jackson.          

Steak & Potatoes, Aug. 2, 8:00 a.m.

Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, Crossville.

Cotton Tour, Sept. 7, 8:00 a.m.

West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Jackson.

Turfgrass, Sept. 15, 7:30 a.m.

East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center-Plant Sciences Unit, Knoxville.

Forest Resources, Sept. 27, 8:00 a.m.

Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, Oak Ridge .                

Pumpkin Field Day, Sept. 29, 1:00 p.m.

West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Jackson.

Northeast Tennnessee Beef Expo, Oct. 13, 7:30 a.m. AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville.

All field days and special events are open to the public and most are free.

Check the Events & Activities list at http://agriculture.tennessee.edu to learn more. You may also visit the homepage of each individual AgResearch and Education Center, see http://taes.tennessee.edu/centers/, or call their main office for details.