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UT AgResearch Announces Changes to 2020 Field Day Schedule

Many Field Days Moving Online or Delayed

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – University of Tennessee AgResearch is releasing an updated field day schedule for 2020. In light of COVID-19 concerns and efforts to continue social distancing, all field days scheduled for June or July will be delayed, canceled or moved to a virtual format. Additionally, some field days after July will be delayed or offered online only.

“While it is unfortunate that many of our Research and Education Centers will have to delay or forego their traditional onsite field days, the health and safety of our employees and visitors is our top priority,” says Barry Sims, executive director of UT AgResearch and Education Centers. “However, we are still committed to sharing research and providing educational opportunities in 2020. The change in date or format will help us accomplish this while still maintaining our focus on health and safety.”

The updated schedule is posted below. More changes may be forthcoming. For the most up-to-date information on UT AgResearch field days, go to agresearch.tennessee.edu.

Fruits of the Backyard
Virtual: Presentations will be recorded and available to view at the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center website beginning June 9, 2020.

Green Industry
Virtual: Will be offered as a webinar on June 16, 2020.

Tobacco, Beef and More
CANCELED

Summer Celebration (now Fall Plant Sale)
Onsite: West Tennessee AgResearch & Education Center, Jackson. Rescheduled for Wednesday, September 30 – Thursday, October 1, 2020 (12 – 6 p.m.). Two-day plant sale open to public. All garden talks, tours and cooking demonstrations have been canceled.

Milan No-Till
Virtual: Presentations will be recorded and available to view at the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan website beginning July 23, 2020.

UT Arboretum Butterfly Festival
Virtual: Presentations will be recorded and available to view beginning Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Steak and Potatoes
Rescheduled: Tuesday, August 2, 2021 at the Plateau AgResearch & Education Center, Crossville

Fall Gardeners’ Festival
Rescheduled: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, Crossville

Turf & Ornamental
Virtual Series: Presentations offered as a digital learning series on the first Tuesday of the month from May to October. Access presentations at the TN Turf Tuesday website.

Cotton Tour
Onsite: West Tennessee AgResearch & Education Center, Jackson. Wednesday, September 2, 2020 (no change).

Horse Management
Onsite: UTIA Brehm Animal Science Arena, Knoxville. Thursday, September 10, 2020 (no change).

Horse Management
Onsite: Middle Tennessee AgResearch & Education Center at Spring Hill. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 (no change).

Horse Management
Onsite: West Tennessee AgResearch & Education Center, Jackson. Thursday, September 17, 2020 (no change).

Organic Crops Field Tour
Virtual: Presentations will be recorded and available to view at the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center website by October 1, 2020.

Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo
CANCELED

Woods and Wildlife
Onsite: Forest Resources AgResearch & Education Center, Oliver Springs. Thursday, October 15, 2020 (no change).

Beef Heifer Development School
CANCELED

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