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West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center to Host Bicentennial Festival

October 9 Event Provides Education and Information on Agricultural Impacts

JACKSON, Tenn. – To celebrate the more than 200 years of agricultural history in Jackson and Madison County, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host the Bicentennial Heritage Festival on Saturday, October 9.

The outdoor event will feature over a dozen booths showcasing blacksmithing, beekeeping, leatherworking, woodturning and traditional music. There will also be presentations on Davy Crockett, wildlife in Tennessee, Native American farming and more.

Attendees will also be given wagon tours of the facility to learn about the research that has contributed towards the agricultural success in West Tennessee. Inside the main building, quilts will be displayed. Food will be available for purchase through local food trucks and the 4-H booth.

Established in 1907, the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center is the oldest AgResearch center in the University of Tennessee System. It is known for its researchers’ work in ornamentals, turfgrass and horticultural crops.

The Bicentennial Heritage Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center. It is located at 605 Airways Boulevard in Jackson. Admission is $5 for adults 18 and older.

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

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