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Outdoors

  • Frozen Head State Park Programs

    Aug. 9 – 7-8 p.m. — Campfire Sessions: Join us for family, community, great music, a cracklin’ campfire and s’mores. The second Friday of every month at the Shelter B amphitheater, through September live music will be hosted. Come jam with the rangers and local musician- David Howard.

  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Wild drinks

        Our area’s high plant diversity makes getting outside an adventure, with every trail or country road having something interesting to see, feel or smell. If you’d like to add taste to some of your outings, there are several common plants that provide a variety of flavors to enjoy as a beverage. Here is a rundown of some that I have tried and enjoy. Be sure of correct identification before consuming any wild food and try only a small amount in case of food allergies.

  • Steak and Potatoes Field Day is Aug. 6

        Beef cattle producers, fruit and vegetable growers and Tennessee landowners should save the date for the Steak and Potatoes Field Day Tuesday, Aug. 6. A University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture field day, the event will be held at the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center in Crossville and feature science-driven sessions with the latest research and findings.

  • Tips on helping wildlife — what you can do

        READY TO RUN Have you ever asked yourself, “What can I do to help wildlife in Tennessee?” The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has a few helpful suggestions.

  • Frozen Head State Park Programs

    Aug. 2 - 1:30 p.m. — Insect Hunt: Join Ranger Hannah on a 0.4 mile hike around the interpretive loop trail to identify some creepy crawlies. Hikers should meet at the Old Mac trailhead to join in the fun.

    Aug. 2 - 5 p.m. — Native American Storytelling: Native American culture has a rich history in oral storytelling. Come learn about this culture and get a chance to create your own story. Meet Ranger Hannah on the porch of the park visitor center to participant.

  • Outdoor Tip
  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Trees, air and water

  • Ag Enhancement Program to offer new options for farmers

        The Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) is announcing new options and changes to better assist Tennessee farmers in diversifying, expanding, and improving their farming operations.
        A recent review of the program aligns with Governor Bill Lee’s priority of advancing rural economic development. He supports TAEP and understands the value it brings to communities statewide.

  • Frozen Head State Park Programs

    July 26 - 2:30 p.m. — Make a Tree Nursery: Join Ranger Hannah at the Park Visitor Center to make a tree nursery. Participants will use large plastic bottles, soil and native tree seeds to make their nurseries. This environment is ideal for small saplings. Before you know it you will have grown your very own tree. Instructions on what to do to take care of your saplings will be provided. This is a fun conservation activity for all.
     

  • Exploring Agriculture and Forestry

    Reminiscing the first moon landing