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Students design 2018 Milan No-Till Field Day logos


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MARTIN, Tenn. – University of Tennessee at Martin students Christina Hobson, of Leesburg, Florida, and Brad Lyell, of Union City, designed the official logos for the 2018 Milan No-Till Field Day, hosted every other year by the University of Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at Milan.

This event is one of the largest crop production field days in the nation, and this year’s activities mark the event’s 30th anniversary.

No-Till Field Day organizers chose Hobson’s and Lyell’s designs from a pool of submissions from fellow UT Martin senior graphic design majors. Lyell’s design will be used on event programs, while Hobson’s will adorn event caps. This is the second time event officials have allowed UT Martin students to submit design proposals.

“We gathered several of our field and office staff and laid all the designs on our conference table and started making selections. It took several votes, but we finally decided to go with the two designs,” said Dr. Blake Brown, director of the UT AgResearch and Education Center at Milan. “All the work submitted was exceptional.”

When asked how this experience will help her professionally, Hobson said the project was extremely beneficial. “My future is doing work just like that, so I got to step into it before graduation,” she said. Real-world work is an important component of UT Martin academics, and Lyell says the exercise helped improve his professional communications skills.

Sarah Haig, assistant professor of art, has facilitated the design competition among her students for the past two field day events.

For more information, contact Haig at 731-881-3404 or


PHOTO ID: Pictured with their winning logos are Brad Lyell (left), of Union City, and Christina Hobson (right), of Leesburg, Florida. The students are pictured with Sarah Haig, assistant professor of fine art.

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