On-farm demonstrations of energy crop production, as well as an open house at Genera Energy’s Biomass Innovation Industrial Park in Vonore, TN, will be held Oct. 24-25. The "From Grow to Go" Biomass Field Day will be hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and industrial collaborators.
The first day starts at Color Wheel Farm, owned and operated by Brad and Kim Black, and located in Vonore. After an 8 a.m. registration, concurrent sessions will discuss a variety of topics, including information on the production of switchgrass, sorghum, miscanthus and woody biomass as energy crops. Equipment demonstrations will also be held.
On Oct. 25, an open house at the Biomass Innovation Park will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Besides an industrial exhibit area, on-site tours will be conducted. The nation’s energy policy will be among topics discussed.
The event is free, but participants should pre-register at least two weeks early to reserve a free Oct. 24 lunch.
Visit biomassfieldday.com for information on how to register.