Walland is the site of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Ag in the Foothills Field Day set for Oct . 3.

Producers, farmer veterans and others interested in agriculture are invited to attend the field day that will be held at the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center’s Little River Unit, 3229 Ellejoy Road.

This will be a full day of science-driven information for producers.

At 9 a.m. that first Thursday of October, Charlie Hatcher, Tennessee commissioner of agriculture, will update producers on the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program and other opportunities available to them through TDA.

Morning programs will include hops, hemp, bees and beef and forage production practices and technologies. In the afternoon, attendees can view a drone demonstration or attend a session on Beef Quality Assurance certification for their operations. The final session will conclude at 3 p.m.

In the afternoon, a Farmer Veteran Coalition meeting will also take place at the field day. Farmer Veteran Coalition is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization assisting veterans and currently serving members of the Armed Forces to embark on careers in agriculture.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration will open at 8 a.m. with complimentary milk, coffee and biscuits for early arrivals, and presentations will start at 9 a.m. Lunch is sponsored by the UT Block & Bridle Club, and pre-registration for a lunch ticket is encouraged.

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