Everywhere You Look

Photo by Steve Mantilla, UT Martin University Relations

A 65-foot-tall grain bin seven miles south of the UT Martin campus served as the canvas for the University of Tennessee System’s 46-foot-high by 66-foot-wide mural aimed at educating Tennesseans on the significant impact the university has across the state. The grain bin is owned by Robinson & Belew Inc., a family-run business founded in 1950 that ships corn, soybeans and wheat around the world. “I thought this was something that we could do to help UT and help UT Martin and just give back a little bit,” said Keith Fowler, president of Robinson & Belew Inc. Keith and his wife, Linda Robinson Fowler, are both 1985 graduates of UT Martin. The bin is located in Sharon, south of the UT Martin main campus, and was painted in June by artist Troy Freeman, of Freesky Studios in Springfield, Illinois.