The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources welcomed Julie Carrier as the new head of the Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science on April 1.
Institute of Agriculture News
Frank Hale, Extension entomologist at the Soil, Plant and Pest Center in Nashville, will bring his “Traveling Elixir of Ornamental Ailments” to campus from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, in Hollingsworth Auditorium in the Ellington Plant Sciences Building.
UT’s Farmers Market will open for its seventh season at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 11.
At 3:45 p.m. Monday, April 11, David Songstad, director of cell biology at Cibus, a San Diego-based biotechnology company known as a leader in precision gene editing for agriculture, will present the Department of Plant Sciences Seminar “Genome Editing: Beyond GMOs.”
Join the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2019 Annual Spring Cleanin’, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17.
The College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual open house from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23.
UT’s graduate programs in printmaking, supply chain management and nuclear engineering have again been ranked among the Top 10 in public and private colleges and universities by U.S. News and World Report.
Beaver Creek and Riverdale Nurseries from Knoxville, Sunlight Gardens from Andersonville, and East Fork Nursery from Sevierville will be offering a selection of shrubs, trees, wildflowers, perennials, annuals, and edibles for sale during the UT Arboretum Society’s fiftieth annual Spring Plant Sale, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16.
The Claxton Rain Garden, a 3,500-square-foot space filled with more than 2,000 plants behind the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, captures and filters polluted stormwater while enhancing the campus landscape. The rain garden was one of several campus projects planned and executed last year through the Green Infrastructure Project.
A team of three agriculture students recently won the People’s Choice Award for the American Farm Bureau’s Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge, a national competition for food and agricultural businesses.