Front row from left, Dr. Jessica Carter, Robert Patterson, Jaclyn Hare, Connie Hare, Bob Scovill and Jamie Higgins. Back row from left, Jack Vied, Teddy Alley, Dewayne Ashford, Terry Thomas and Mike Hutchins.
Congratulations to the recent graduates of the University of Tennessee Master Beef Producer (MBP) program. Since the inception of the MBP program, one hundred forty-five producers have completed the training in Cannon County.
Producers participating in the Master Beef Producer program attended 12 educational sessions focusing on cow-calf production, marketing and issues facing the beef industry. Each producer received a 208 page “Tennessee Master Beef Producers Manual.”
This manual serves as a study manual during the course and a reference following the course. Each graduate was awarded a “certificate,” a Master Beef Producer cap and Master Beef Producer sign.
In addition, each graduate qualifies for an increase in their Tennessee Ag Enhancement cost share reimbursement from 35% to 50%.
The Cannon County Extension Office is currently enrolling producers for the upcoming MBP course planned for January. Beginning on Tuesday, January 17, producers in Cannon, Coffee and Warren County will have the opportunity to participate in a Master Beef Producer Class.
The Master Beef Producer Program will be taught at Bridgestone/Firestone Learning Center in Morrison.
If you are interested in participating in this class, please contact the Cannon County Extension Office at 563-2554.