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County Extension

  • Agriculture
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    Edible landscape designs take center stage at annual lawn and garden show

        Planting peppers with petunias? Cucumbers next to coleus? Garden designs are trending away from the purely ornamental to more functional layouts that provide sustenance as well as style. 

   

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        Farmer’s Markets and roadside stands are open all around the country. Having the option of buying locally grown produce has many benefits. Locally grown food is full of flavor due to crops being picked at their peak of ripeness rather than being harvested early so that the crops can be shipped across the country or world. Moreover, the local food has more nutrients because there is less time between harvest and your table. Food imported from other states or even other countries is older and sits in distribution centers before reaching the store.

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    Camps in Columbia, Crossville and Greeneville to benefit

        The University of Tennessee Extension has been awarded one of four $10,000 sponsorships from HughesNet® to implement a “Summer Camp STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Experience” during Junior 4-H camp this summer in Columbia, Crossville and Greeneville. During Tennessee 4-H Junior Camp, youth statewide will experience STEM through a series of hands-on stations at 4-H Camp.



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        It is that time of year again to enjoy some fun in the sun. Grilling out and having barbeques is half the fun of summer. However, one in six Americans will get sick from food poisoning this year, and although most of those affected will get better some may have lasting effects. If you plan a summer cookout here are a few tips to keep in mind in order to keep everyone safe.

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        Leslie Aaron Webb, of Sunbright, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
        The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 18 million registered Angus.

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        The 29th Milan No-Till Crop Production Field Day will be held Thursday, July 28 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. CDT at University of Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Milan in Milan, Tenn.
        Program topics will be: Fifteen Research Tours; Weed, Insect and Disease Control; Soil Management and Cover Crops; Corn, Cotton, Soybeans and Wheat; Precision Agriculture; Soil Fertility and Farmland Legacy; Beef and Natural Resources; Farmers vs Hunter; and Pollinators and More.

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  • June 2016 Plant of the Month: Phlox hybrid ‘Wanda’

    UT Extension Horticulture Specialist,
    Western Region


        The story I was told is that a woman named Wanda handed this phlox to perennial plant guru Allan Armitage, who put it into the trial gardens at the University of Georgia.

  • Kids in the Creek set for Saturday, June 25

        A fun filled day in the water learning about fish and bugs will be held Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. It is sponsored by the Emory River Watershed Association. Co-sponsors include TWRA, TVA, TCWP and ERWA.
        This fun day will be held at Reister Access on Emory River by Camp Austin Bridge in Oakdale.
       Transportation will be provided. Participants should view the Emory River Watershed Association website and Facebook page for additional details closer to the event.