Magic Moments Newsletter: March 2017

Magic Moments Newsletter: March 2017

Mar 1, 2017



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March is all about agriculture. From National Nutrition Month to National Agriculture Day (21), March celebrates food and those who cultivate it.

Help us celebrate National Agriculture Day (March 21) by sharing how agriculture impacts your life. Share on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook your #tnmagicmoments.

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Chatting with Mahasti Vafaie
Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. You probably know the restaurant. The Tomato Head has been a staple of the Knoxville downtown for over 25 years. However, do you know how it has shaped how Knoxville eats out? We sat down with founder Mahasti Vafaie to talk food and how Knoxville's growing local ag scene has impacted restaurants. And, find out about Mahasti's newest culinary venture and what is in store for the growing North Knox neighborhood!
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March 2017 Events in TN

March 2-5: Nashville Lawn & Garden Show
March 14: Ag Day on the Hill
March 18: Wearin' of the Green Irish Day Celebration
March 21: National Agriculture Day
March 23-26: Big Ears Festival
March 31-April 1: Blues Hog BBQ and Music Fest

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Agriculture making headlines

When Lucas Anders was hired as an agriculture teacher and FFA adviser at Unicoi County High School in Erwin in 2013, his new employers made an important request: "We'd like you to look into growing vegetables to supplement the lunch program at all the schools in the county, from elementary on up." Read More »

March is Extension Month in Tennessee. Extension is a national educational program supported by USDA through the nation's land-grant universities and administered with funding from state and local governments in Tennessee through offices in each of the state's ninety-five counties. Read More »

A project to identify and track threatened, endangered, and at-risk avian species on US Department of Defense (DoD) facilities has been named the DoD’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) project of the year for 2016 for resource conservation and resiliency. The effort by a team of University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture researchers was led by David Buehler, professor in the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries. Richard A. Fischer, of the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, served as the DoD project manager. Read More »

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