UT/TSU Extension Agricultural Programs:
Programs educate farmers and homeowners and other agricultural and horticultural producers on the latest management practices needed to solve problems and improve production and marketing. Programs also help Tennesseans protect the environment and improve the management, marketing and use of natural resources. Knox County’s agricultural programming consist of:
- Livestock – Extension faculty serve the agricultural industry of Tennessee by providing educational programs on the expert care and efficient production and management of animals.
- Soil Education/Testing Instruction – see the Agriculture/Soils tab above for information on collecting samples for testing.
- Pest Management – Information on pest management and related topics.
- Pesticide Applicator Training – Training program for becoming a certified or licensed pest control operator in Tennessee.
- Farm Management – Improved management helps not only individuals, but also develops a stronger Tennessee economy. Extension faculty provide farmers with information on how to improve production through innovative methods in cultural techniques and livestock management practices. They also educate farmers on how to be more efficient in their use of labor, equipment, land and other resources.
- Resource Development – Extension faculty provide educational programs that assist rural community development, including helping communities in economic transition, improving networking among policy makers, and strengthening the decision-making skills and knowledge of community leaders.
- Distance Diagnostics – County Extension faculty submit plant disease or pest images for rapid diagnosis by resource professionals at the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Center in Nashville.