Steak and Potatoes Field Day Scheduled for August 26

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In-Person Event in Crossville for Producers and Land Managers

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — The annual Steak and Potatoes Field Day presented by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will include topics of interest for beef cattle producers, fruit and vegetable producers and land managers. Throughout the morning, experts from both UT AgResearch and UT Extension will share their knowledge to help producers enhance their operations.

This in-person field day is scheduled for Friday, August 26, at the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center.

Topics of interest to beef producers during the field day’s educational seminars include:

  • Predicting prices of seedstock bulls
  • Breeding livestock for profit with economic selection indexes
  • Freezer beef nutrition
  • Managing winter feed costs for cows
  • Surviving high fertilizer prices
  • Harvesting cover crops for forage

Fruit and vegetable producers may be interested in the seminars on acorn squash varieties as well as vegetable trials at the Plateau AgResearch Center. Separate presentations on sprayer calibration and maintenance as well as soil and tissue sampling and analysis by the UT Extension Soil, Plant and Pest Center may be of interest to all farmers and land managers.

Everyone will want to join a scenic and educational wagon tour of the research center.

On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. CDT with presentations beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 11:30 a.m. A sponsored lunch will be available following the seminars, and Carrie Castille, the new senior vice chancellor and senior vice president of UTIA, will be on hand to meet with attendees.

This event is open to the public and is free to attend.

The Plateau AgResearch Center will also host the Fall Gardeners’ Festival four days later on August 30 at the same location. That event, which is also conducted in cooperation with the Cumberland County Master Gardeners, a program managed by UT Extension, will be of interest to landowners and gardeners of all types. Learn more about these events and more field days scheduled throughout 2022 online at

The Plateau AgResearch and Education Center is located off Highway 70N at 320 Experiment Station Road in Crossville. A map to the facility and complete directions are available online at

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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