UT Extension- Cannon Celebrates Extension Month

Thursday, 7 March 2019

University of Tennessee Extension, meeting sponsors and partners are proud to announce the upcoming events celebrating The University of Tennessee Extension Month.
Horse Night will be held on Thursday, March 14th sponsored by Cannon County Walking Horse Association. Middle Tennessee State University Graduate Student, Naomi Oliver will discuss findings from her Master’s Degree. The meeting will be held at the Woodbury Lions Club Bldg. beginning at 6:30.(612 Lehman Street, Woodbury TN 37190). Everyone is invited to attend, whether you’re a horse owner, enthusiast, wanting to own a horse, whatever the case we invite you to attend.
Several meeting concerning Beef production will begin on March 21st with Dr. Andrew Griffith and Marshall LaFever. The first meeting will target Market and Grading and held at the Warren County Livestock Market at 1378 Old Smithville Rd. This meeting will kick off the Advanced Master Beef classes. These classes are for those producers that have never attended an Advanced Master Beef course or attended an AMBP course prior to 2016. Producers that attended an Advanced Master Beef certification prior to 2016, will not qualify for the 50% TAEP cost share. Please contact the Cannon County Extension Office to verify when you attended the most recent AMBP course.
If you are planning to participate in this certification, please drop by the Extension office and register for the Advance Master Beef sessions. (615-563-2554). The cost is $75 and we will need your BQA number when you register. If you do not have a current BQA number, no worries, we will provide this certification at one of the AMBP sessions. Please help us spread the word on the upcoming AMBP sessions and the Tennessee Ag Enhancement program. The complete schedule is listed below;
March 21   Marketing and Grading   6 PM                                                      Dr. Andrew Griffith and Mr. Marshall LaFever                                                Warren County Livestock 1378 Old Smithville Rd., McMinnville 
March 25   Calving Seasons–Why worry with it?  6 PM and BQA Certification                        Scott Swoape and Chris Binkley, UT Extensio               Centertown Community Center 92 Gilbert St, McMinnville
March 28   Soil Fertility and Weed Control and Industry Issues  6 PM                                                          Cole DeLong and Eddie Clark, Centertown Community Center 92 Gilbert St, McMinnville
*March 30   Herd Health and Farm Pond Mgt/Field Day   9 AM                                                                  Dr. Mark Turney and Mr. Ronnie Cowan, Hyatt Haven Lane, Bradyville
*The meeting on the 30th will be held at Hyatt Haven farm located at 2727 Bush Road, Bradyville, TN. One of the highlights of the morning will be burning (weather permitting) of the 40 acre native grass stand. The annual burn of last year’s growth is a recommended practice. We plan to start the burn at 7:00A.M. on the morning the field day with the field day speakers to begin at 9 A.M.. Other topics we plan to showcase on the 30th is pond management. Ronnie Cowan, UT Area Pond Management Specialist will discuss stocking and weed management practices in ponds. We will wrap up the day with pink eye management tips with Dr. Mark Turney. This field day is sponsored by the Cannon County Cattlemen’s. Please call Kathy Hyatt, Davy Sneed, Heath Nokes or Bruce Steelman (615-563-2554) if you plan to attend the event so we can plan or lunch.
Everyone is welcome to attend any meetings hosted by the Cannon County UT Extension. These meetings provides an opportunity to viewed researched based information from The University of Tennessee. Your local Cannon County Extension Office is the outreach department of the University. This program, like all UT Extension programs, is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or veteran status.