Preregister by March 4 to Profit from this Training and Networking


Beef Cattle on Pasture at UT Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center

Consumer interest in grass-fed beef is growing. Producers interested in responding to that demand can learn about such operations at a new conference at the University of Tennessee's Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Spring Hill on March 17.  The registration fee is $25 and includes a meal, networking and training. Photo by G. Rowsey, courtesy UTIA. 



SPRING HILL, Tenn. – Producers interested in responding to consumer demand for grass-fed beef are invited to attend a new conference sponsored by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. The 2016 Grass-Fed Beef Conference will be held March 17 at UT’s Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Spring Hill.

The conference offers livestock producers a specialized understanding of grass-fed beef production systems as well as training from UT AgResearch faculty and Extension specialists. A panel discussion featuring grass-fed beef producers and industry experts will give participants a well-rounded perspective of the pros and cons of operating a grass-fed beef operation.

The conference will benefit cattle producers with direct marketing meat enterprises and beginning and transitioning beef cattle ranchers. Topics to be covered include: 

·                        Forage production and management

·                        Grass-fed beef nutrition

·                        Carcass characteristics of grass-fed beef

·                        Beef cattle breeding and genetics

·                        Production economics of grass-fed beef

·                        Direct marketing strategies for grass-fed beef products

 

Workshops will begin at 8:30 a.m. Central time and end at 4 p.m. Check-in and networking will start at 8 a.m.  

The registration fee is $25, which includes a meal, and preregistration is required as space is limited. The preregistration deadline is March 4, 2016. 

For more information or to preregister please complete and return the registration form found here or contact Chuck Grigsby, 931-486-2777 or email
cgrigsby@vols.utk.edu. Additional questions can also be directed to Kevin Rose by phone at 931-363-3523 or by email klrose@utk.edu

The 2016 Grass-Fed Beef Conference is a collaborative effort between Lower Middle Tennessee Extension agents, UT Extension specialists, and the UT Center for Profitable Agriculture. The conference is sponsored in part by the Southern Risk Management Education Center (SRMEC).

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu

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Contacts:

Chuck Grigsby, Center for Profitable Agriculture, 931-486-2777,
cgrigsby@vols.utk.edu  

Kevin Rose, UT Extension County Agent, 931-363-3523,
klrose@utk.edu


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