GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will once again host the Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo at the UT AgResearch and Education Center in Greeneville. This year’s event is scheduled for Oct. 10, and features numerous educational seminars and a trade show.
UT experts from Extension, AgResearch and the College of Veterinary Medicine will speak on topics of interest to beef cattle producers including breeding season success, effective health program strategies, replacement heifer development and marketing alternatives. University of Kentucky guest speaker Jeffrey Lehmkuhler will address the topic of feeding cattle for less.
As a special treat for attendees, Dr. Joe Johnson, UT president emeritus, will be the guest speaker at the event’s luncheon, and Ultralynx Nutritional Supplements will be awarding one ton of minerals to the farmer who correctly guesses the weight of a group of calves and hay bales.
Registration and a trade show will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 8:30. The cost is $10 if preregistered, and $15 the day of the event, and that fee includes lunch. Participants are asked to preregister at their county UT Extension office by Thursday, Sept. 26.
The Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo is an annual presentation of UT Extension and UT AgResearch. Its purpose is to help farmers enhance the efficiency of their operations to make them more profitable.
The UT AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville is located off U.S. Highway 70 approximately five miles south of Greeneville on East Allens Bridge Road. For more information, contact your local county UT Extension office or call Milton Orr, UT Extension director for Greene County at 423-789-1710.
The UT Institute of Agriculture provides instruction, research and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch with its 10 AgResearch and Educations centers and UT Extension offices in every county of the state.
Milton Orr, director, UT Extension, Greene County, 423-798-1710
Rob Ellis, director, UT AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville, 423-638-6532