Feb 7; The DeKalb/Cannon County Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring an Amateur Radio Exam Session on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 - 1:00 PM (Walk-ins are welcome) at the Cannon County High School - Room # 115, 1 Lion Drive, Woodbury TN 37190-5240. Contact Jerry E. Elkins - N4LZY at (615) 563-8888 or check out the club's website at http://www.dccarc.org
Feb 12: The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for Cannon County, Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Cannon County Community Center located at the Fairgrounds.
Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities
Feb 19: The American Legion Post 279 will meet at the Cannon Senior Center starting at 6:30. Dinner starts at 5:45. Mrs. Lisa Choate, math teacher at Cannon County High School will be the featured speaker.
Feb 21: Free food giveaway starting at 10A in the parking lot of the First Methodist Church 502 West High Street. Please bring your own box, laundry basket, or container to put the food in. Everyone is welcome. This will be a drive thru distribution. Cars should line up on High Street coming up the hill from College Street. Each car will be directed through the parking lot of First Methodist and out through the First Baptist Church parking lot. There will be a limit of food for two families for each car in order to ensure that those at the end of the line receive more food. For more information contact the church office at 563-2135.
Feb 22: Emmaus Road, A Southern Gospel Quartet from Dalton Georgia, will be perfoming in concert at the First United Methodist Church in Woodbury at 11:00A. For more information or directions contact the church at 563-2135
Ongoing: The Advanced Master Beef program is for those Master Beef Producers (MBP) which participated in the original program from 2004-2007. To continue your TAEP cost share program, they MBP graduates must attend the upcoming Advanced MBP sessions. Last year, many of you will remember the popular “Cow College” series of meetings that dealt with everything from reproduction to forages. This year’s slate promises to be the most informative and better yet! All meetings except the January 8th meeting will be held at the Centertown Community Center located at 92 Gilbert Street McMinnville which is located in Centertown. All sessions will begin at 6:30 pm and will include a meal.
Thursday, January 29th- Dr. Lew Strickland: “Overall herd health for the cow/calf producer” Dr. Lew is our new Extension Veterinarian. He comes to us with a world of knowledge from years of private practice and with Auburn University College of Medicine. Dr. Strickland will offer unique insight to venereal diseases of cattle and how to prevent them. Dr. Lew is one of the most knowledgeable presenters that I have ever heard possessing an uncanny ability to take a tough subject and make it much more understandable.
Thursday, February 5th – “Working Facilities and Transportation Issues” Come and learn first – hand some of the “tricks of the trade” regarding working facilities and Transportation issues. Mr. Steelman is an Extension Agent with 30 years of experience in the beef cattle field having worked with hundreds of farmers over the course of his career. He has first-hand working knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. Lt. Billy Prater is a veteran of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and has seen it all. In addition to serving to make our roads safe, he is one of us, a cattleman himself and can provide a unique look at what we can do to improve our methods when it comes to safe transportation.
We are looking forward to a great schedule for this year’s “Cow College”. These meetings are an opportunity all beef producers, especially those seeking 50% cost share in TAEP. If you completed the original Master Beef Program between 2004 through 2007, you must complete the Advanced Master Beef Program before May 1st 2015 in order to continue the 50% cost share for the Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement Program. In order to register for the Advanced Master Beef producer simply drop by the Cannon County Extension Office and sign up. The cost of the Advanced Master Beef Certification is $75.00.