​Event Slated for February 5

Picture of tobacco growing in a field
Tobacco growers should make plans to attend the annual Tennessee-Kentucky Tobacco Expo on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The event will be held at the Robertson County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Tennessee. Photo courtesy UTIA. Download image​.

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – The annual Tennessee-Kentucky Tobacco Expo is scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Robertson County Fairgrounds Community Building in Springfield. The free event is hosted by University of Tennessee Extension and kicks off at 8 a.m. CST.

The Expo provides information on tobacco production and industry updates as well as Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training. The annual GAP training is coordinated by UT Extension in partnership with GAP Connections with a goal of educating growers on best management practices. Tailored to tobacco producers, this training will address crop production, environmental stewardship and labor management.

In addition to seminars, the Tobacco Expo features a trade show with more than 30 agribusinesses. These businesses represent tobacco or related industries, and representatives will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss their latest products and services.

The complete schedule is as follows:

8 a.m. – Registration and Trade Show
8:30 a.m. – Tobacco Production and Industry Updates
10:30 a.m. – GAP Training
12:15 p.m. – Lunch
Commercial Pesticide Applicator points will be available in Categories 1, 10 and 12.

For more information, contact Jeff Smith, director, Robertson County Extension at 615-384-7936 or by email at jsmith49@utk.edu.

The Robertson County Fairgrounds are located at 4635 Highway 41 North, Springfield, Tennessee.

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Jeff Smith, director, Robertson County Extension, 615-384-7936, jsmith49@utk.edu

Iris Cui, Extension Area Specialist, 931-648-5725, xcui10@utk.edu