Meeting Provides Opportunity to Learn and Network with Producers from Across the State

A new conference for Tennessee producers aims to provide tools and learning opportunities to optimize operations while minimizing time spent away from the farm.

The new
Pick TN Conference for Tennessee farmers is scheduled for February 11-13 in Knoxville. A collaborative effort of Tennessee producer organizations and agriculture agencies, the Pick TN Conference offers many solutions for modern farmers who have little time to explore the constantly evolving options, issues and information they need to succeed.

Conference goers can choose sessi
ons based on the needs of their operations: from social media marketing to livestock and crop management, to operation diversification. Many of the sessions are led by University of Tennessee experts.

An early registration rate of $55 per person is available for registrations completed by January 29. Late registration is $80. The registration fee covers access to conference sessions, a reception, a trade show and lunch on Friday. The trade show will feature technology and equipment exhibitors from all industry sectors, as well as an education alley.

Conference hosts include the Tennessee Agritourism Association, Tennessee Farm Winegrowers Alliance, Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets, Tennessee Farmland Legacy Partnership, Tennessee Flower Growers Association, Tennessee Fruit and Vegetable Association, Tennessee Organic Growers Association, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, and the UT Institute of Agriculture.

Registration and reservations details are available at the conference website
: picktnconference.comThe website also includes detailed descriptions of the sessions to be presented.

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions.​



Patricia McDaniels, UTIA Marketing and Communications, 615-835-4570, or email the conference organizers at​