Regional Producers Invited to Learn About Popular Trend


Angus on pasture at East TN AgResearch and Education Center

Consumer demand for local grass-fed beef products continues to grow, so the interest among Tennessee livestock producers to meet this demand is growing, too. To help farmers understand the rigors of producing and marketing grass-fed beef, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host a Grass-Fed Beef Conference on November 9, 2016, in Athens.

The event is an encore presentation. Earlier this year the same program and curriculum was presented in Spring Hill to 89 producers from 64 different farm enterprises.

“Tennessee producers and other producers across the region want to learn more about grass-fed production systems and market opportunities,” said Chuck Grigsby, a marketing specialist for UT Extension’s Center for Profitable Agriculture.

The November 9 event will be held at the Western Sizzlin’ restaurant located at 1804 Decatur Pike. Check-in and networking will start at 9 a.m. EDT. The workshop will begin at 9:30 and end at 4 p.m.

There is a $25 registration fee for the conference. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. The pre-registration deadline is October 26, 2016.

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