Agriculture News by Jason Garrett, UT Extension Agent

Overton Extension and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will be conducting a few agriculture events and programs this late summer and fall. Listed below are the programs planned so far.

•Establishment & renovation of cool season grasses webinar - Fall is approaching and it’s time to be evaluating pastures and hay fields on forage stands. Fall is the correct time to re-seed problem areas. If you would like to learn the correct procedures on planting cool season grasses, please register for this free on-line class to be held Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. The registration link is tiny.utk.edu/forages.

•Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Training/ Recertification - Planning on participating in the Tennessee Ag Enhancement Program this fall? If so, you must have a current BQA card. If you are a beef or forage producer and have never participated in the Tennessee Ag Enhancement Program and are interested, you must have a BQA training. Overton Extension will be conducting BQA trainings at various times all day Thursday, Aug. 18. Please call Jason at Overton Extension 823-2735 for questions and training times.

•Upper Cumberland Small Ruminant Conference - Overton Extension along with the Upper Cumberland Extension team will be conducting the annual Small Ruminant Conference Friday, Sept. 30 at Smith County Ag Complex and Saturday, Oct. 1 at Wilson farms in Cookeville. More information coming soon.

•Upper Cumberland Extension Team Fall Grazing Summit - Grazing specialist Greg Judy will be on hand to discuss all aspects of forages and rotational grazing Saturday, Oct. 1 at Wilson farms Cookeville. More information coming soon.

•Overton Extension Fall Master Beef Producer Classes - Dates to be announced.

•Fall Gardeners Fest - Tuesday, Aug. 30 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Plateau Ag Research and Education Center

•Steak and Potatoes Field Day - Friday, Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

If you’re interested in any of these upcoming events, please contact Jason at Overton Extension at 823-2735. UT Extension offers equal opportunities in programs and employment.