“Everywhere you look, UT” Tour Starts Aug. 3

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Everywhere you look, UT is making an impact across our great state.

From education to health care to economic development and everything in between, the UT System serves all 6.91 million of the state’s residents in big and small ways. UT produces the teachers, doctors, dentists and entrepreneurs that teach, care for and create in our state. It also serves millions of Tennesseans through UT Extension, Institute for Public Service and more.

Beginning in August, I’ll be traveling the state learning and celebrating all the ways UT serves the state of Tennessee as part of the “Everywhere you look, UT” tour. The tour, which will last three months, will feature more than 50 counties stretching from Mountain City to Memphis.

Week one tour stops:

Aug. 3: Davidson County

  • Urban farming through UT/TSU’s Extension office
  • 3:30 p.m. CDT – 1417 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville
  • UT/TSU Extension serves the residents of Davidson County with educational programs in the areas of agriculture, family and consumer sciences, community resource development, and 4-H youth development.


Aug. 4: Sumner County

  • Crafton Farms mural visit – open to the public
  • 11 a.m. CDT – 1036 TN-52 West, Portland
  • Crafton Farms is known for strawberries and sweet corn, sold seasonally from a roadside stand on the Crafton family’s 300-acre property in Portland. The family’s strawberries are even famous in Knoxville, thanks to a community member who delivers several crates every year to UT Knoxville athletics. Now Crafton Farms will be known throughout the region for one more thing—a 20-foot “Everywhere You Look, UT” mural, visible to an estimated 3.25 million people a year.


Aug. 4: Robertson County

  • Visit to Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center
  • 1 p.m. CDT – 3181 Experiment Station Road, Springfield
  • The Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, established in 1943 and covers 615 acres, is known for its research in cow-calf management and dark-fired and burley tobacco production efficiency. The center conducts cow-calf research emphasizing forage utilization and breeding efficiency as well as fire and air-cured dark and burley tobacco breeding, management and curing.

For more information on upcoming visits, please visit everywhere.tennessee.edu/tour.

I look forward to visiting with our state’s difference-makers and community leaders as we remember the important role our campuses and institutes play in Tennessee.


Randy Boyd
President, The University of Tennessee System


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