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UT Extension schedules 2015 Irrigation Conference Jan. 28

Producers can pick up valuable information on irrigation systems at the West Tennessee Irrigation Conference on Jan. 28. The event is sponsored by University of Tennessee Extension.

For 2015 the conference is moving to the Dyer County Fairgrounds, located on James Rice Drive in Dyersburg, Tenn. The event will include multiple presentations as well as an industry-sponsored trade show featuring new products and technologies.

On the agenda for the 2015 conference are presentations on aquifers, irrigation sustainability and furrow irrigation. The conference will also include two breakout sessions; one for row crop producers and one for those working in the vegetable and horticulture industries. Stefan Maupin, with Tennessee Farm Bureau, will wrap up the conference with an update on state water regulations.

This free conference will begin at 7 a.m. with registration, coffee and refreshments. The program will conclude with a complimentary lunch.

For more information on the West Tennessee Irrigation Conference, contact your county’s UT Extension office, or call Richard Powell at (731) 425-4724. A more detailed conference agenda will be posted online at the UT Extension website ( as the event date approaches.

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