Pumpkin Field Day is this week in Jackson

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WEST JACKSON — Whether you are a pumpkin producer by trade or simply a fan of the plump fall fruits, the seventh annual Pumpkin Field Day will have something to fit your interests. The event begins at 11 a.m. Thursday in Jackson and is hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center on Airways Boulevard. “First of all, you get to learn about the different varieties of pumpkins. There’s more to pumpkins than jack-o-lanterns,” said Ginger Rowsey with the UT Institute of Agriculture. “Hopefully you can get some take-home ideas that you can use to decorate your own fall display.” There will be agricultural presentations throughout the day, and attendees will be able to see the stateā€˜s largest pumpkin display, comprised of 5,000 pumpkins, gourds and winter squash, according to the UT Institute of Agriculture website. Carol Reese, an ornamental horticulture specialist with the UT Extension Office, will lead a walkabout of the grounds, according to the site. For more information about Pumpkin Field Day and to see a full schedule, visit the Seen on 7 section of our website.

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