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.

Doors open at 8 a.m. for registered participants to check in, with 35-minute educational sessions scheduled from 8:40-11:30 a.m. Speakers from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will conduct 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 topics. For more information and a flyer visit and click on the Beef Programs tab under the agriculture pull-down menu. You may also contact your local UT Extension office.

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