Ordinary Plants with Extraordinary Stories

Presented by Carol Reese

You walk past them every day. Mute, they cannot tell us of their fascinating roles in our nation's history, or further back, their contributions to the native American way of life. You can tell their story for them after this fascinating, often funny program. 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 21 beginning at 12:00 noon. TRAE will have the box lunches available for sale to participants.

Canning Using a Pressure Cooker Class

Put it up! Charlotte Moore, UT Family and Consumer Science Agent, will be conducting a home food presentation workshop. Learn how to can green beans using a pressure canner. Charlotte will showcase step-by-step procedures on how to can and how to use a pressure cooker with hands on activities. The class will begin at 4:00 PM on Thursday September 21. Contact the UT Extension Office in Decatur County at 731-852-2831 for more details.

Fire Ant Prevention and Control Class

Fire ants have become a problem in our area. Not only do they damage our lawns and fields but also attack humans, pets, and livestock. Dustyn Watson, UT Extension Agent, will be conducting a workshop on the prevention and control of this nuisance. The class will begin at 4:00 PM on Friday September 22. Contact the UT Extension Office in Decatur County at 731-852-2831 for more details.

Farm Bureau AgSimulator

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 for two days. The AgSimulator will be open to the public on Friday, September 22 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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