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Come Celebrate the UT Extension’s 100th Birthday

The University of Tennessee Extension turns 100 years old this year, and to celebrate that milestone, the Hamilton County Extension office is hosting an Open House Centennial Celebration on Friday, October 8  from 1 pm to 4 pm at the J. Merle Crawley Agricultural Center, 6183 Adamson Circle (just off Bonny Oaks Drive).

Events will include demonstrations provided by the Master Gardeners on composting, building bluebird houses, and gardening and the Extension will also offer exhibits on financial management, Tennessee Saves, food preservation, nutrition, parenting, Job Wise, Dining with Diabetes and Global Positioning System (GPS).

The extension will also provide a free diagnostic lab, so bring your flowers, tree leaves or insect samples for identification.  There will be entertainment and refreshments.

UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the Institute of Agriculture.  Working with farmers, families, youth, and communities, Extension helps improve people’s lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state, and national levels.

For a brochure, go here.  RSVP by October 4 by calling (423) 855-6114.

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