March 2018

Press Release for 2018 Tennessee 4-H Congress

For the 71st year, 4-H members from across Tennessee will gather to participate in Tennessee 4-H Congress. The annual event, which will take place March 18-21, gives 4-H’ers the opportunity to learn about the day-to-day functioning of state government by assuming the roles of state representatives and senators. Since its beginning in 1948, 4-H Congress has given some 37,000 4-H’ers and volunteer leaders firsthand experience in state government.

Help Us Pick the 10 Plants that Changed Tennessee!

During the first half of 2018 the UT Institute of Agriculture will be accepting nominations to help determine a list of the 10 plants that have had the greatest impact on Tennessee. Please participate and help us choose the “Top 10 Plants that Changed Tennessee.” Participants will be asked to nominate and submit the name of a single plant that fits into one of 6 categories. Plants will be judged by their impact – both positive and negative across all of our state’s history.