Come Join Us at the Coffee County Fairgrounds


The 12th annual Middle Tennessee Grain Conference is set for Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the Coffee County’s Fairgrounds in Manchester.​ 

MANCHESTER, Tenn. - The 12th annual Middle Tennessee Grain Conference is set for Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the Coffee County’s Fairgrounds in Manchester. The event offers farmers insight to a number of emerging corn, soybean and wheat production concerns.

According to the 2016 conference evaluation survey, 147 farmers from 22 middle and east Tennessee counties and two adjoining states rated the Middle Tennessee Grain Conference as an excellent source of information addressing pertinent crop production topics.

The conference is scheduled to get underway with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $20 at the door or participants can save $10 by pre-registering by noon, Monday, January 23, through their local UT Extension office. Registration fees include the program and materials, refreshments, lunch, a copy of the conference proceedings and a grain conference cap. This program, like all UT Extension programs, is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or veteran status.

A trade show of various seed, chemical and equipment dealers will begin at 8 a.m. followed by a slate of speakers addressing current production topics for corn, wheat and soybeans beginning at 9 a.m. Tennessee Farmers Cooperative will sponsor lunch on site provided by Christy “Q” Barbeque of Woodbury. 

Following lunch, a panel of farmers and Forbes Walker, UT Extension Environmental Soil Specialist, will provide the keynote presentation of their successes, failures and benefits incorporating soil health practices into their operation. Following the keynote address, Larry Steckel, UT Extension Weed Specialist, will conduct a new training required for producers to purchase the new Xtend (Dicamba resistant) and Enlist (2,4-D resistant) soybean products. This training will also serve as private pesticide applicator recertification training. Cost of the training is $25 per person to be paid at the time of the training. 

Complete details on conference topics and pre-registration can be obtained from your local county UT Extension -Tennessee State University Cooperative Extension Office.  

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



Ed. Burns, UT Extension, Franklin County, 931-967-2741