Preregister by September 24 for region’s premier UT beef event


Beef cattle at the AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville, Tenn.

The 2014 Northeast Tennessee Beef Cattle Expo is scheduled for October 9 at the University of Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Greeneville.  Preregister by September 24 for a discounted admission fee.  Photo of the Greeneville AgResearch Center courtesy UTIA. Download image.



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 working facilities.

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, September 24.


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.

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Contacts:

Milton Orr, director, UT Extension, Greene County, 423-798-1710

Rob Ellis, director, UT AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville, 423-638-6532

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Brochure and preregistration information