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Spring Weather Can Begin Insect Pressure In Homes

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The return of spring can also bring the return of insect infestations, also known as insect pressure, in your home. Putnam County Extension Agent Wayne Key said that insect pressure is whenever an influx of insects enter a space we don’t want them and they become a nuisance. He said that the most common in the Upper Cumberland are brown ... Read More »

Van Buren UT Extension Hosting Business Opportunities In Rural Tennessee Event

Van Buren County Extension Office is partnering with the state Department of Agriculture to host a Business Opportunities in Rural Tennessee event on Tuesday, January 25th. Ag Extension Agent Chris Binkley said that agriculture is an $8 million industry in Van Buren County. He said that events like this can help those in the industry make the most of their ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Leftovers Proper Storage Key In Illness Prevention

The key to safely saving leftovers after your Thanksgiving meal on Thursday comes from “the two-hour rule.” That’s according to Putnam Food and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent Michelle Parrott. She said that while people are visiting with loved ones, they tend to forget about the amount of time food is left sitting out, which could lead to issues. “And it’s ... Read More »

Jackson UT Extension Office Welcomes New Director

The Jackson County UT Extension Office has welcomed a new member to its team. New Director Dill Hughes said that after working in agriculture across the state, he’s ready to bring his knowledge to the community of Jackson County. “I like to talk about ag processes,” Hughes said. “And how everything that we have comes out of the earth and ... Read More »

Proper Hay Storage Key In Making Most Of Crop

Proper hay storage is one of the most important things farmers can do to save their crops and make the most of their investments. That’s according to Warren County Agricultural Extension Agent Heath Nokes. Nokes said that many times he sees hay stored outside or improperly in barns, which can lead to a crop loss of up to 37 percent. ... Read More »

Van Buren UT Ext. Office Opens Doors At New Location

After moving to its new location, the UT Extension Office of Van Buren County is officially open for business. The office moved from the Burritt College building to the basement of the Van Buren Fair Barn. Director Chris Binkley said they hope that with a new building, the Extension Office will be able to provide a better educational experience with ... Read More »

Overton County Ag. Extension’s May Marathon

The UT Ag. Extension of Overton County is encouraging people to increase physical activity by joining their May Marathon . Participants have all of May to walk a half marathon (13 miles) or a full marathon (26 miles.) in their own time. Extension Agent Christina Swallows said the objective is to walk daily to be healthier. “No matter where someone ... Read More »