Beef cattle and tobacco producers, along with those interested in growing hemp will have an opportunity to update their knowledge at Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day.

This event, hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, will be June 27 at the Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 3181 Experiment Station Road in Springfield. 

Field day guests can choose two of four tours to complete.

A tobacco focuses 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 Highland Rim Center. 

Each tour will feature UTIA experts, UT Extension specialists and professors.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. CDT at the assembly area off Oakland Road in Springfield, with the first tours departing at 8:45 a.m. 

For more information, contact your local UT Extension office or contact the Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center at 615-382-3130.

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