Beef cattle and tobacco producers, along with those interested in growing hemp, should make plans to attend the Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day. 

This event, hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, will take place on June 27 at the Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center in Springfield. Field day guests can choose two of four tours to complete. A tobacco focused tour will cover new varieties being developed, foliar diseases and production of Connecticut Broadleaf tobacco. 

A beef tour will appeal to producers with sessions on managing herd health, technological advancements in production, and a new forage analysis interpreter. A third tour option covers commercial hemp production for those interested in the emerging crop, with expert information on hemp agronomics and management. A final tour will give visitors an overview of the resources and research being conducted at the center. Each tour will feature UTIA experts, UT Extension specialists, and professors. Guests will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the knowledge and experience of exhibitors in a trade show in between tours.  

This event is free and open to the public. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Central time at the assembly area off Oakland Road, with the first tours departing at 8:45 a.m. The day will conclude with a complimentary lunch at 12:30 p.m. after the final tour. 

For more information, contact the center at 615-382-3130. To request an accommodation for accessibility, contact the center office. 


RANSON GOODMAN is an agricultural agent for the Henry County Extension Service. Contact him at the Extension office at 642-2941 or by email at

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