EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS


Farm Bureau AgSimulator

Partnership with Decatur County and Tennessee Farm Bureau

The mobile AgSimulator is Tennessee Agriculture in the Classroom's newest way to increase agricultural literacy and awareness. Youth and adults can experience the feel of a real harvester cab while true agricultural facts and harvest simulations play. TRAE is pleased to host the AgSimulator throughout TRAE. See the times the AgSimulator will be open in the Schedule.


The Pact Between People and Plants

Presented by Carol Reese

"The Pact Between People and Plants" touches on the therapeutic aspects of gardening entertaining the questions that maybe plants benefit us more than we benefit and maybe plants have manipulated us to spread them around the world using their beauty, flavor, or medicinal aspects. This topic is critically acclaimed as one of Carol Reese's best presentations. Carol is a Research Horticulture Specialist at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center. She is a nationally-known speaker, blending equal parts gardening knowledge, homespun wisdom and humor. Carol is the gardening and nature columnist for the Jackson Sun, as well as a contributor to Horticulture Magazine. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Horticulture from Mississippi State University and attributes her love of horticulture to being raised on a farm by generations of plant nuts. The presentation will occur on Thursday, September 20 beginning at 12:00 noon. TRAE will have the box lunches available for sale to participants.


Savor the Flavor

Partnership with Decatur County Extension

Savor the Flavor! Charlotte Moore, UT Family and Consumer Science Agent, will be conducting a food preparation workshop. Knowing how to use herbs and spices enhances the flavor of foods. Learn ways to use herbs and spices to provide the greatest flavor. Information will be provided on creating blends and rubs at home where you can control the amount of salt and sugar. Seasoning tips and techniques will also be discussed. The class will begin at 4:00 PM on Thursday September 20. Contact the Decatur County Extension Office at 731-852-2831 for more details.


"Eating...Provided by Agriculture"