GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — When the gates open at 7:30 a.m., it’s often fairly chilly, but as the day warms the Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo heats up, too.
More than 300 beef cattle producers are expected to gather the morning of October 8 at the AgResearch and Education Center at Greeneville to discuss the latest in beef cattle production, including nutrition and marketing.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. EDT and the event runs through lunch, which includes, what else, beef. Jim Robb, Executive Director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center in Denver, will be a special guest speaker says organizer Milton Orr, director of Greene County’s UT Extension Office.
Additional speakers will include beef cattle and forage experts from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. A fencing demonstration will begin after lunch.
The cost is $10 if preregistered, and $15 the day of the event. (Late registrants are not guaranteed lunch.) Participants may preregister at their county UT Extension office by September 25.
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. The complete program and directions to the event will be online at the center’s website: greeneville.tennessee.edu.
For more information, contact your local county UT Extension office or call Milton Orr at 423-798-1710.
The UT Institute of Agriculture provides instruction, research and outreach through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch, including its system of 10 research and education centers, and UT Extension offices in every county in 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