Thursday, July 24, 2014
Registration is free and begins at 6 a.m. CDT, 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: 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.
Additional tours will focus on issues like cover crops, soil management and no-till production of corn, cotton and soybeans. Visitors can see crop variety demonstrations, learn how to plan for the future of the family farm, and even help the community by taking a few minutes to assemble meals for local food banks at the "Farmers vs. Hunger" tour.
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. A complete schedule will be posted soon.
Besides 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.
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