GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee
Institute of Agriculture will host the 2014 Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo at
the UT AgResearch and Education Center in Greeneville. This year’s event is
scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9, 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 electric
fencing, flies and pinkeye, weed control for pastures and the essentials of
Organizer Milton Orr, director of Greene County’s UT Extension Office, is
pleased to announce two special guest speakers from the University of Kentucky:
Steve Issacs and Kenny Burdine. “We
are especially proud to have two very special and renowned speakers to address
an orderly repopulation of the beef herd. Dr. Steve Isaacs and Dr. Kenny
Burdine will address key issues of an orderly increase in cow numbers while
protecting the market composition,” said Orr. Issacs is an East Tennessee
native and currently serves the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
in the department of Agricultural Economics. Burdine grew up on a Kentucky farm
that raised tobacco, sheep and beef cattle.
Neal Shrick, head of the UT Department of Animal Science, will also make a
special presentation to attendees.
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. The fee includes lunch, but
lunch is not guaranteed to individuals who register the day of the event.
Participants may preregister at their county UT Extension office by Wednesday,
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 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
Rob Ellis, director, UT
AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville, 423-638-6532
Brochure and preregistration information