Monday, October 25, 2010

TTU To Offer Concentration In Agri-tourism

Tennessee Tech University has formally recognized the marriage of agriculture and tourism – Tennessee's top two income-producing industries – with the creation of a new degree concentration in agri-tourism. The first classes offered within the concentration, part of the current bachelor of science in agriculture degree, will be offered Spring Semester 2011. TTU is the first university in Tennessee to formally offer a degree concentration in agritourism. Along with the new degree concentration, the School of Agriculture is proposing an extensive renovation of the historic Shipley Barn located on the Gainesboro Grade, west of TTU's main campus. School of Agriculture Director Billye Foster envisions creation of the Shipley Heritage Farm Center, a 1830s-style farm and laboratory for TTU's agri-tourism students.