Cultivating Communities with UT Extension – January 2022

January 6, 2022

UT Extension Smith County is proud to present the latest episode of Cultivating Communities. Join hosts Katie Martin and Chris Hicks as they travel the Upper Cumberland to introduce you to local farmers, families, and Extension agents.

In the final episode of the first season, Chris and Katie keep it local and explore some of the interesting things happening in agriculture right here in Smith County. First, they learn about fruit and row crop production from George McDonald at Catesa Farms in Riddleton. Then, Katie and Chris travel to Paschall Farms in Gordonsville to talk about rotational grazing and Hereford cattle.

Featured interviews are with George McDonald, owner of Catesa Farms, and with century farm owner Eddie Paschall.

You can watch all eight episodes of the first season of Cultivating Communities with UT Extension on the UT Extension Smith County Facebook page and YouTube channel. Episodes also air on DTC3 TV.

Stay tuned for Season 2, coming Summer 2022!

Cultivating Communities is produced by Katie Martin and Chris Hicks and edited by Rachel Petty. Production assistance provided by DTC3TV.

UT Extension provides Real.Life.Soultions. throughout Tennessee. With an office in each of the state’s ninety-five counties, UT Extension helps Tennesseans improve their quality of life and solve problems by applying research and evidence-based knowledge about agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, and community development. Learn more about UT Extension Smith County at