The Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center in Springfield, Tenn., will once again host the Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day.

This year’s event is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2011.  

The field day kicks off at 7:00 a.m.

Visitors will have the chance to attend presentations, led by university experts, that focus on beef and forage production challenges and tobacco production related developments.

Here’s a glance at some of the topics that will be discussed at this year’s field day:

• Are your cows a good fit for your farm?

• UT evaluations of new and improved burley and dark tobacco varieties.

• Grazing native grasses such as switchgrass and big bluestem.

• How to reduce pesticide and TSNA levels in your tobacco crop.

• New insect control strategies.

• Stocker calf development.

• High moisture hay – the benefits and drawbacks of harvesting, storing and feeding baleage.

In addition to attending informative presentations, visitors can also explore exhibits in a trade show and enjoy a complimentary lunch. Tobacco, Beef and More is a free event.

Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. Field tours begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at noon. Lunch will be served following the last tour.

For more information, contact your local UT Extension office, or call the Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center at 615-382-3130.  You may also visit the website

If you need to request an accommodation for accessibility, please contact the Highland Rim office. 

The Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day site is located 25 miles north of Nashville on Oakland Road in Springfield. For more detailed directions visit the Highland Rim website or call the office.