The Master Beef Producer educational program uses a combination of hands-on and classroom teaching to provide you with an experience of current beef cattle management practices that are important to the profitability and sustainability of the industry.
The Master Beef certification takes three years to remain qualified to apply for the Tennessee Agricultural Improvement Program.
All classes will be held at Hawkins County Gas Company in Rogersville, 202 Park Blvd. Rogersville.
If you need the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) of course it will be March 8 at 7 p.m.
Program topics and schedule
Pasture management: Monday February 21 6-8 p.m.
Genomics: Monday February 28 6 pm-8pm
Nutrition of beef cattle: Tuesday March 1 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Herd health: Thursday March 3 6-8 p.m.
USDA Update and Graduation: Tuesday March 8 6 pm-7pm
Call or come to the Hawkins UT-TSU County Extension Office to register or request that a registration form be sent to you.
The registration deadline is February 17th.
Office Address: UT-TSU Extension Hawkins County, 3815 Hwy 66S Suite, 12, Rogersville.
The Tennessee Master Beef Producer program is designed to provide focused educational presentations and hands-on demonstrations for a wide range of thematic areas in beef cattle production.
The goal is to provide Tennessee cattle ranchers with information and experience that can improve profitability while simultaneously making more efficient and sustainable use of natural resources.
UT’s Beef and Forage Production Extension Specialists are currently working with the Link Pointer US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef to help cattle producers assess the impact of their current management practices on their ability to continue to farm cattle. profitable for future generations.
They work together to ensure cow-calf producers have a voice in describing sustainability and are prepared for a beef market that rewards sustainably produced calves.
Then, provide training in areas that require additional attention to improve economic, generational, and natural resource sustainability. Program topics include: beef, economics and budgeting, livestock facilities and handling, forages, genetic selection, health, marketing and business management, nutrition and reproduction.
Benefits include networking opportunities with other producers, educators, researchers, and industry representatives.
The Link Pointer Tennessee Department of Agriculture supports the Master Beef Producer program and uses it as an educational component of its Tennessee Farm Improvement Cost-Sharing Program.
Upon completion of the program requirements, graduates receive a farm sign, cap, and certificate.
For more information, call 423-272-7241.