Ag Day is where farming, tailgating and Big Orange spirit come together. This year’s event is Saturday, October 5, at the Brehm Animal Science Building. The start time is 2:30 p.m., a few hours before kickoff of the Tennessee-Georgia game.
Ag Day is free to the public, and includes music, farm animals, free popcorn and ice cream, a delicious ribeye meal for purchase, an interactive social media wall, an insect petting zoo, departmental exhibits, and, of course, a visit from Vol mascot Smokey. People attending Ag Day may also receive a free, clear bag with a UTIA logo that can be taken inside Neyland Stadium.
This year UTIA celebrates agriculture with a theme of “Our Future’s So Bright …” You can get free sunglasses and purchase a t-shirt as part of this theme.
The UTIA campus will welcome a special guest to the event, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Students of the Herbert College of Agriculture and the College of Veterinary Medicine will meet with Perdue during his campus visit to share their experiences at UTIA along with their career goals. Perdue also attended Ag Day in 2017.