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Woods and Wildlife Field Day to be held at UT Arboretum on Sept. 22

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Oak Ridge, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host a Woods and Wildlife Field Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, on the grounds of the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center and UT Arboretum.

The Woods and Wildlife Field Day is designed to help landowners with 10 or more acres of forestland as they make forest management decisions that will balance their goals related to fiscal management of their property as well as wildlife and forest sustainability.

The program will begin at 8 a.m. EDT and will run through lunch. It will feature UT experts and professionals with the Tennessee Division of Forestry and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency as speakers and will include tours focusing on a variety of forest management topics including wildlife management, timber management and best management practices for production and harvesting.

Dr. Kevin Hoyt is pleased to be hosting his first field day since his appointment as center director in July 2011. “We hope our visitors enjoy their day, and we hope they learn about our center and current research. Our September field day program is focused on small woodlot management practices that will help them, as family forest landowners, reach the goals they set for their property,” he said. “Whether a landowner is interested in timber production, forest health or wildlife management, the staff and faculty of the center and the UT Institute of Agriculture are here to help.”

Admission to the event is free and includes lunch, but advance pre-registration is required for planning purposes. Please pre-register by Sept. 8. To register or for additional details about the program, visit the center’s website. You may also register by phone at (865) 483-3571, email at utforest@utk.edu, or by fax at (865) 483-3572.

The center is located three miles southeast of downtown Oak Ridge, on Highway 62. The address is 901 S. Illinois Avenue.

The Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center is one of 10 outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. AgResearch is a division of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture also provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension offices, with locations in every county in the state.

http://forestry.tennessee.edu/.