Thursday, July 26, 2018
The Nation's Largest Field Day
Devoted to Improving the Production
of No-Till Crops

The Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day is one of the most far-ranging agricultural field days in the nation.  The event is a junction for producers with varied farming interests.  Tours cover topics as diverse as row crop sustainability, beef cattle production, natural resource management and precision agriculture.

Registration is free and begins at 6 a.m., with the first tours leaving at 7 a.m.  A total of 16 tours are on the agenda.

"Although we've diversified the field day program over the years, our goal remains the same as the first No-Till Field Day -- to provide farmers with in-depth information that will help them maximize productivity and exercise stewardship," says Dr. Blake Brown, director of the UT AgResearch and Education Center at Milan.

Tours focus on issues like cover crops, nutrient and soil management and no-till production of corn, cotton and soybeans.  Visitors can see crop variety demonstrations, discuss precision agriculture technology with a farmer-led panel, and even help the community by taking a few minutes to assemble meals for local food banks at the "Farmers vs. Hunger" tour.

New tours for 2018 include "Resistance Management," "Are You Having a Hard Time with Fragipans," and "Forestry Log Grading and Sawing."

Most tours take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.  The last tours depart the assembly area at 1 p.m., so visitors should plan ahead to make the most of their day.

In addition to the array of educational tours, visitors can also enjoy a large tradeshow or a walk through the West Tennessee Agricultural Museum.

Pesticide certification points and continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisors will be available.

2016 Tillage Stats for TN
Previous Tour Reports

For more information contact:
The AgResearch and Education Center at Milan