By Rick Thomason
University of Tennessee
Johnson County Ext. Director

The University of Tennessee along with Virginia Tech and North Carolina State University will be conducting the Tri-State Beef Conference on August 9, 2018 at the Ron Ramsey Regional Agriculture Center located at 140 Spurgeon Lane, Blountville, TN 37617.  The conference will focus on areas of interest to both cow/calf producers and stocker operators.

This year’s conference will be a one-day event and will include educational sessions covering such topics as Beef Cattle Outlook, Ag. Policy Impacting the Beef Industry, Breeding Soundness Exam, Management Intensive Grazing, Stocker vs. Feedlot Health, Aerial Chemical Applications for Pastures and Rough Terrain and Virtual Tours of 3 Beef Cattle Operations (1 from each state).

A trade show will be open during the conference, with many of the animal health, feed, and marketing organizations involved in the region’s beef industry there for you to meet and learn more about their products and services.

Brochures along with registration information can be obtained at the Extension office, Tri-State Growers Coop or the Garden Barn in Mountain City.  You can also access the brochure from the following website: https://ag.tennessee.edu/arec/Pages/tristatebeefconference.aspx
The registration fee is only $20 per person if received prior to July 27th and $25 after this date.  This fee covers all of the educational sessions, trade show, refreshments and a steak lunch.  Please contact Rick Thomason at (423) 727-8161 or rthomaso@utk.edu if you have any questions about the conference or need additional information.