Stewardship includes protection of the states air, water and soil
resources. Extension programs in this area focus on the development and
delivery of educational programs for producers, landowners, homeowners,
and local and state leaders that promote the responsible use and
protection of our natural resources through conservation and
environmentally sustainable practices.
|Beaver Creek Study
The Beaver Creek watershed drains about 95,000 acres in Fayette, Haywood, Shelby and Tipton counties. Two-thirds is crop land: cotton, soybeans, small grains and corn are the major crops.
Bees and Beekeeping
UT honey bee extension efforts focus on supplying accurate research-based information to extension agents and beekeepers to improve the beekeeping industry, promote pollination of fruits and vegetables and help beekeepers "keep" their honey bee colonies alive.
Soil Test results are used to formulate research-based, cost effective lime and fertilizer recommendations specific to the type of crop or plant and yield desired. To assist growers with their soil fertility needs, county agents and extension agents are available statewide to help with any management decisions related to soil test recommendations.
Solar and Sustainable Energy Program
Helps Tennesseans understand how to harvest and use solar energy for homes, farms and businesses. We do this through workshops to train UT Extension educators, school teachers, solar energy system installers, homeowners and business owners, youth and other interested individuals; exhibits at events such as UT Ag Research Field Days.
Provides needed information to those working in the diverse areas of water-related issues across our state in urban and rural areas of Tennessee.