Beef and Bees Workshop Set for July 25

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Register by July 19 to Learn More About Native Pastures and Environmental Diversity

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Curious about how beef production might affect native pastures? Later this month, people can learn about research surrounding this topic at a free Beef and Bees Workshop  at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture.

Set for Tuesday, July 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pat Keyser, director of the UT Center for Native Grasslands and a professor in the School of Natural Resources, will host the workshop. It will include an interactive presentation session covering diversity selection, native pasture management, pasture persistence and pollinator reference. Attendees will also go to UT’s East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center-Holston Unit to explore native grass pastures interseeded with a diverse blend of native flowering forages.

Lunch will be included. Pre-registration is open online at the until Wednesday, July 19, to accommodate lunch and transportation needs. For questions, call or email Sharon Sexton at 865-974-7346 or You may also contact Katie Donaldson, 865-974-8342 or The workshop will meet in the Plant Biotechnology Building Room 160 at 2505 E. J. Chapman Drive in Knoxville.

The UT School of Natural Resources is part of the Herbert College of Agriculture, UT AgResearch and UT Extension at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. The curricula focus on a mastery learning approach, emphasizing practical, hand-on experiences. The school’s faculty, staff and students conduct research and extension that advances the science and sustainable management of our natural resources. For more information, visit

Through its land-grant mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions.

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Katie Donaldson

School of Natural Resources



Pat Keyser, School of Natural Resources and UT Center for Native Grasslands