Producers to Gather on April 28


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Everyone is invited to register for the 2017 Southeast TN Beef Summit to learn more about how to make their cattle operations more successful. For more information contact your local UT Extension office or UT Extension McMinn County at 423-745-2852 or UT Extension Meigs County at 423-334-5781.​  Photo courtesy UTIA.


ATHENS, Tenn. — Beef production, management, and reproduction, forage production, and updates on new technology and equipment for the beef industry are topics to be discussed during the Southeast TN Beef Summit on April 28 at the McMinn County Expo Center in Athens.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. EDT, with 35-minute educational sessions running from 8:40 to 11:55 a.m. Speakers from the University of Tennessee, Texas A&M University and local cellphone providers will be conducting the morning sessions. The summit will also host the largest beef trade show in southeast Tennessee. 

The morning sessions will be followed by a catered lunch, and Ron Gill, a Professor and Extension Livestock Specialist with Texas A&M University will give the keynote address and conduct a low-stress cattle handling demonstration after lunch.

Topics for the program will include: the importance of good stockmanship and filling the gap with summer forages following a drought. New pregnancy checking technologies will also be demonstrated as will how to load and utilize cattle apps on your smartphone. For more information and a flyer go online to this website: extension.tennessee.edu/mcminn​.

The program will be held at the McMinn County Expo Center (inside Athens Regional Park), Athens, Tenn., on April 28, 2017. The expo will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. 

Pre-registration is required by April 21, 2017. For a flyer or registration information, you can contact your local UT Extension office or UT Extension – McMinn County at 423-745-2852 or UT Extension – Meigs County at 423-334-5781.

This program, like all UT Extension programs, is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or veteran status.

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu.

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Contact:  

Tim Woods, County Director – UT Extension – McMinn County, 423-745-2852, hwoods1@utk.edu​

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