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County Extension

  • Regional Universities present workshop on producing excellent Hydrangeas

        Hydrangea is a popular shrub throughout much of the U.S., so the plant is a natural choice for nurseries to produce for wholesale markets.
        In July and August, faculty from four regional universities will present a day-long workshop for nursery professionals focused on how to produce excellent hydrangeas. Hydrangeas from A to Z will feature educational sessions on potting substrates, fertilizers and bluing; pruning; propagation and breeding; disease management; and more.

  • UT Construction Science Students Unveil Playhouse Built for Habitat for Humanity

        It’s more than three months until the Tennessee Volunteers kickoff against the Virginia Tech Hokies at the Bristol Motor Speedway. However, there’s already a friendly competition between the two schools, and a charitable organization will benefit.

  • Agriculture

    By Hilary Ford
    Agricultural
    Columnist

        The UT Extension would like to share with Morgan County that our new Morgan County Farmers Market (MCFM) will have our grand opening on Friday, June 3, located at the Visitor Center in Wartburg from 3:30-6:30 p.m. The MCFM will have fresh produce from local growers from within Morgan County.

  • Agriculture

        Bee schools scheduled for multiple times, locations across the state
        The Tennessee Master Beekeeper Program has released its 2016 schedule for Basic Level classes. Master Beekeeper courses will be offered at multiple locations in Middle Tennessee during June. The dates and locations for all basic level classes are as follows:
        - Jackson’s Chapel Community Center - Charlotte, Tenn. - June 2-4 (615-792-4420)
- Franklin County Extension Office - Winchester, Tenn. - June 16-18 (931-967-2741)

  • Agriculture

        UT Extension Tennessee AgrAbility in conjunction with the Farmer Veteran Coalition is announcing that help is available to veterans interested in farming. AgrAbility suggests farmer veterans register with FVC for the free Membership and resources. (applications available at https://www.tfaforms.com/407121 or the UT Extension office).

  • Agriculture

    BY AMANDA CLOUTIER
    Agricultural columnist

        Camp is fun; however, it is also beneficial in child development.  The American Camp Association (ACA) has done research showing the benefits of a child going to camp, and they include:

  • Agriculture

        Fairfield Glade Community Church will help the Morgan-Scott Project package seeds to be given out to families in Morgan and Scott counties.
    Each year the Morgan-Scott Project gives out potato seeds, onion sets, fertilizer, assorted vegetable seeds, tomato and cabbage plants to low and no income families in Morgan and Scott counties. This enables families to grow some of their own food along with getting lots of exercise as they enjoy working in their gardens.

  • Agriculture

        The Harriman Garden Club will hold its annual Plant Sale in historic Harriman, Tennessee, nestled at the foot of the Cumberland Plateau.
        This event is being held at the David Webb Riverfront Park, 100 Emory Drive in Harriman, on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m.-noon.

  • Speakers abound at the CMGA Flower & Garden Show

        Several area gardening and horticultural experts are slated to speak at the 14th Annual Flower & Garden Show, April 22-24 at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds.
       Friday, April 22 at 1 p.m., Debbie Joines will present Plant Fertility in Straw Bale Gardening. At 2:30 p.m., Douglas Airhart will speak on The Three Ps of Trees: Picking, Planting and Pruning. Then, at 4 p.m., Melinda Hedgecoth takes the stage with Family Stories and the Weather-predicting Traditions of My Mother, Mrs. Helen Lane and Our Pioneer Forefathers.

  • UT Extension to conduct Southeast TN Beef Summit

        Beef production, management, and marketing, current U.T. forage and beef research and updates on new technology and equipment for the beef industry are topics to be discussed during the Southeast TN Beef Summit on April 29 at the McMinn County Expo Center in Athens.