Producers to Gather at McMinn County Expo Center April 26

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The Southeast TN Beef Summit is scheduled for April 26 at the McMinn County Expo Center in Athens. The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required by April 19, 2019.​ Contact your local county UT Extension Office. Image shows cattle on pasture at the University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center in Crossville, courtesy UTIA. Download image.


ATHENS, Tenn. — Beef production and marketing, hay production, sprayer calibration and updates on new technology and equipment for the beef industry are topics to be discussed during the Southeast TN Beef Summit, scheduled for April 26 at the McMinn County Expo Center in Athens. The event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required by April 19, 2019.

Doors open at 8 a.m. for registered participants to check in, with 35-minute educational sessions scheduled from 8:40 to 11:30 a.m. Speakers from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will be conducting the morning sessions. 

In addition to the educational sessions, the summit will host the largest beef trade show in southeast Tennessee. After the morning sessions keynote speaker Chris “Booger” Brown from the INSP channel show “The Cowboy Way” will discuss the show and the importance of promoting agriculture. Brown’s talk will be followed by a catered lunch of Texas-style brisket with all the "fixin’s."

Topics for the program will include: cow and heifer conformation, “it beats a snowball,” sprayer calibration and weed control, among other beef production issues. For more information and a flier go online to extension.tennessee.edu/mcminn​ and click on the Beef Programs tab under the agriculture pull-down menu. You may also contact your local UT Extension office, UT Extension – McMinn County at 423-745-2852 or UT Extension – Meigs County at 423-334-5781.

The program will be held at the McMinn County Expo Center (inside the Athens Regional Park), in Athens, Tenn., on April 26, 2019. The expo will begin at 8:00 a.m. EDT and conclude at 1:45 p.m. 

This program, like all UT Extension programs, is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or veteran status.

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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Contact:  

Tim Woods, County Director, UT Extension – McMinn County, 423-745-2852, hwoods1@utk.edu

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