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2021 Steak and Potatoes Field Day Announced

The University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center is pleased to welcome the public back to the center for two evens later this season. The Fall Gardener’s Festival and the Steak and Potatoes Field Day will be in-person and will include presentations from the UT Institute of Agriculture experts.

  • Fall Gardener’s Festival – August 31, 8 a.m. CDT

  • Steak and Potatoes – September 2, 8 a.m. CDT

The Fall Gardener’s Festival will cover 13 diverse topics for home gardeners ranging from edible landscaping and fruit and nut crops to gardening under trees and rain gardening. The festival opens at 8 a.m., but presentations begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 3 p.m. Pre-registration, while not required, forms can be found at

The Steak and Potatoes Field Day will feature presentations geared more for producers on topics that range from cattle production to land management. Topics include an introduction to cattle genomics, forages and beef nutrition, long-term impacts of reproductive management decisions on herd profitability as well as treatment of tree pests. An update on the U.S. Sustainability Round Table and what it means for Tennessee producers will also be presented.

Pre-registration is not required for the Steak and Potatoes Field Day.

Both events are open to the public and are free to attend. Attendees should note that physical distancing and other arrangements will be in place to help ensure a safe environment for all participants.

Learn more about these events and more field days scheduled throughout 2021 online at

The Plateau AgResearch and Education Center is located off of Highway 70N at 320 Experiment Station Road in Crossville. A map to the facility and complete directions are available online at

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