The University of Tennessee at Martin has added a children’s agriculture education event to the Tennessee Soybean Festival lineup, hosted by the Student Cattlemen’s Association. The event will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 7, on the UT Martin Teaching Farm Complex near the Brian Brown Greenway. There is no charge to participate.
Children can sample various locally grown food items, learn about farm animal care, search for golden corn, and learn simple roping and rodeo basics from members of the UT Martin rodeo team.
Local businesses can also participate in a charity “cow patty bingo” competition to raise funds for the Student Cattlemen’s Association, the Tennessee Soybean Festival and local agricultural education efforts.
In addition to this new event, UT Martin will also sponsor a tent on the corner of University Street and Central Street on the grounds of the old police station. The College of Business and Global Affairs will host a meet-and-greet from 5:30-7 p.m., Sept. 3, for faculty members; current, former and potential students; and local business leaders to find out about travel-study, internship and other opportunities within the college. Justin Harrell, a Westview High School alum, former Tennessee Volunteers football player and former defensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers will also be present to meet with area football players.
The Division of Student Affairs will host a student reception from 5-9 p.m., Sept. 5, during the UT Martin Student Night concert. Students will be able to play mini golf and enjoy free ice cream during the reception.
The UT Martin/City of Martin Town and Gown Association will host a breakfast Sept. 6 for association members and invited guests. The Office of Alumni Relations will host an alumni reception from 5:30-7 p.m. that evening, and all UT Martin alumni are welcome to attend.
The Office of International Programs and International Admissions will host the “Japanese Experience” from 2:30-6 p.m., Sept. 7, to allow community members to enjoy Japanese snacks, games, conversation and other aspects of the culture with Japanese exchange students currently attending UT Martin.