Submitted by Sarah Ransom
The Master Beef Producer program is a series of educational workshops designed to continue hands-on learning opportunities and classroom teaching to improve production and livestock.
These sessions provide opportunities to gain knowledge with hands-on experience in current or new beef cattle management practices that assist with the profitability and sustainability of the cattle industry.
This program is available to any beef cattle producer. This program works directly with the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program, which allows certified producers to apply for cost-share assistance on various farming equipment and improvements. Master Beef is one of the requirements for applying for these special funding opportunities.
There are two opportunities in 2020 to attend this class. Starting March 2, in Carter County, they will be holding eight meetings to cover all the materials. Classes are March 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, and 26.
These meetings are going to be covering forages, genetics, value-added, industry issues/beef quality assurance, marketing, nutrition, reproduction, and economics. Taught by a collection of Agricultural Extension agents across the region and state specialists in the beef industry, participants will experience a wide variety of expertise.
Classes will be held at the Carter County Farm Bureau, beginning at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to attend, you must register for the class. Registration is $75/individual. Pick up your registration form at the Johnson County Extension Office, located at 212 College Street.
The only other time Master Beef will be available is in October for a two-day training in Greeneville, TN. More information on this class and other upcoming agricultural opportunities will be made available in the Johnson County E-Newsletter. To sign up for the newsletter to keep up with all Johnson County Extension events, please call us at (423)-727-8161.