Ames Plantation, home of the National Field Trial Championship for All-Age Bird Dogs, is privately owned and operated by the Trustees of the Hobart Ames Foundation as Successor Trustees under the Will of the late Julia C. Ames. Ames Plantation also functions as one of the University of Tennessee's AgResearch and Education Centers.
Ames Plantation encompasses 18,400 acres of land in Fayette and Hardeman counties in West Tennessee and is located approximately 60 miles east of Memphis and 10 miles north of the Tennessee-Mississippi line near Grand Junction, Tennessee. The Plantation has approximately 12,000 acres of forest, 2,000 acres of commodity row-crops, and maintains about 700 head of Angus beef cattle and 40 head of horses. Ames raises "flight-conditioned quail" suitable for restocking areas where quail habitat is not a limiting factor. The heritage and cultural resources of the Plantation's land base is being investigated and documented for future generations. Various hunting opportunities exist for members of the Ames Plantation Hunting Club. Also, some "Guide Hunting" for wildlife not included in the hunting club's purview is available. Agricultural and educational research is superimposed on all aspects of the numerous programs, where physically and economically feasible.