The City of Martin is also home to the University of Tennessee at Martin. The University of Tennessee at Martin provides high-quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs to West Tennessee and beyond. From the founding in 1900 of Hall-Moody Institute, through the establishment in 1927 of UT Junior College, to today’s status as a comprehensive public university, UT Martin is committed to preparing students for success in the global economy. Martin is also home to the Award-Winning, Tennessee Soybean Festival. The Tennessee Soybean Festival is an annual Labor Day week event celebrating our agricultural history and roots with many community events.