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MTSU Farms Open House showcases growth, students (+VIDEO)

MTSU showed off its picturesque property in Lascassas, Tenn., and introduced first-year Farm Lab Director Matthew Wade during the annual MTSU Farms Open House Sept. 19.

The open house was held at the MTSU Experiential Learning and Research Center — otherwise known as the 438-acre MTSU farm at 3211 Guy James Road. About 300 people attended the event.

The open house, formerly called MTSU Ag Field Day, was open to the public. Alumni and friends of the university, students and others from the campus community also attended.

The event showcased the dairy and farm operations, which include the student gardens and the Honey House, where honey is made and prepared for sale to the public.

In addition to the students, Wade praised the farm crew — Liz and Danny Troup, Jason Tanner, Ralph Smith, Daniel Boyer and several students — for cleaning and bush hogging in preparation for the event.

Grace Spooner, 3, of Murfreesboro pets the ear of one of the Jersey cows eating hay during the MTSU Farms Open House at the Experiential Learning and Research Center Sept. 19. She is the daughter of Scott and Dr. Holly Spooner, who holds the Miller Chair of Equine Health at the MTSU Horse Science Center on West Thompson Lane. (Photos by MTSU News and Media Relations)

Grace Spooner, 3, of Murfreesboro pets the ear of one of the Jersey cows eating hay during the MTSU Farms Open House at the Experiential Learning and Research Center Sept. 19. She is the daughter of Scott and Dr. Holly Spooner, who holds the Miller Chair of Equine Health at the MTSU Horse Science Center on West Thompson Lane. (Photos by MTSU News and Media Relations)

For more about the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience, visit www.mtsu.edu/abas/ or call 615-898-2523.

For more news at MTSU, visit www.mtsunews.com.

— Randy Weiler (Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu)

Learning about agriculture at a young age, 20-month-old Wyatt Hughes, center, attends the early fall MTSU Farms Open House at the Experiential Learning and Research Center in Lascassas, Tenn. He is being cared for by his uncle, Dustin Hughes, and Fleschia Johnson of Smyrna. Both are sophomore agribusiness and agriscience majors.

Learning about agriculture at a young age, 20-month-old Wyatt Hughes, center, attends the early fall MTSU Farms Open House at the Experiential Learning and Research Center in Lascassas, Tenn. Caring for him are his uncle, Dustin Hughes, left, of Murfreesboro, and Fleschia Johnson of Smyrna. Both are sophomore agribusiness and agriscience majors.


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