Article by W. Clay Crook-
“It’s not just about farming anymore,” said Lexington Middle School Principal Whitney Owens as she welcomed LMS students to Tennessee State University Day on Friday, June 11, 2021. Owens said that she hopes that the event will be a beginning of a partnership between the USDA and LMS to help widen the awareness of the number of careers that are agriculturally related.
Dr. Zena Clardy, Assistant Professor of Horticulture at TSU, helped set up a geo agriculture experiment with Eston Williams, who is the USDA liaison assigned to the TSU campus in the Office for Partnerships and Public Engagement. Mr. Joe T. Wood, with the USDA, and Meredith Crosby, with the UT Extension office presented an Environscape module which taught students about Tennessee watersheds.
Dr. Clardy’s geo agriculture experiment is one that she uses in her Intro to Plant Science class, and demonstrates how plants can grow in a variety of material other than just common soil. Each work station was equipped with a variety of…
For complete coverage, see the June 16th edition of The Lexington Progress.