• Milan No-Till – July 26, 7 a.m., Milan

• Steak and Potatoes – Aug. 7, 8 a.m., Crossville

• Cotton Field Day – Sept. 5, 8 a.m., Jackson

• Turfgrass and Ornamental – Sept. 13, 7:30 a.m., Plant Sciences Unit, Knoxville

• Forest Resources – Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m., Oak Ridge

• Pumpkin Field Day – Sept. 27, 1 p.m., Jackson
• Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo – Oct. 11, 7 a.m., Greeneville

Special Events

• Blooms Days – May 12-13, UT Gardens, Knoxville

• Green Industry – June 19, 8 a.m., UT Gardens, Knoxville

• Fall Gardeners’ Festival – Aug. 28, 10 a.m., Crossville

• Heritage Festival – Oct. 13, 9 a.m., Grand Junction

• Fall Folklore Jamboree – Oct. 20, 9 a.m., Milan

• Biomass:  From Grow to Go – Oct. 24-25, 8:45 a.m., Vonore

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

More detailed information about each field day or special event will be posted online at http://agriculture.tennessee.edu closer to the scheduled time.  

You may also visit the individual Research and Education Centers homepages or call their main offices for details. Those numbers can be found online at this site, http://taes.tennessee.edu/centers.

UT AgResearch hosts one of the most extensive field day schedules of the U.S. land-grant system, and the 2012 educational events sponsored by AgResearch and the other UT Institute of Agriculture units stand out as examples of the continuing tradition of public outreach on the part of the nation’s land-grant institutions. 2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which created the United States’ system of “people’s colleges” – institutes of higher learning designated specifically to serve all citizens through teaching, research, and outreach.

UT AgResearch operates 10 outdoor laboratories at strategic climate and topographic locations throughout the state. In addition to its agricultural research programs, the UT Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine and UT Extension offices in every county in the state.