Organic and Sustainable Crops News

News Sentinel: UT ranked nationally for teaching organic farming

UT’s Organic Crop Unit was recently ranked among the six best programs in the nation for teaching students how to grow crops that meet US Department of Agriculture organic standards. The program is the newest one to be named the best by the Organic Farming Research Foundation’s first-ever Organic Land Grant Assessment.

UT Farmers Market Opens Wednesday

The UT Farmers Market kicks off Wednesday, May 18, at the UT Gardens on Neyland Drive. The market is hosted by the Institute of Agriculture’s Organic and Sustainable Crops Unit. Neal Denton, Knox County director for UT Extension, will ring the opening bell to kick off the market, which will take place from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. each Wednesday through October.

UT Harvest Market Sells Home Grown Vegetables to UT Community

Want fresh produce grown, harvested and sold by UT Knoxville students? Try the UT Harvest Market which offers a variety sure to tantalize anyone’s taste buds. A project of the UT Institute of Agriculture’s Organic and Sustainable Crops Unit, the Harvest Market is a farmers’ market operated by five student interns who are interested in farming and farmland preservation.