February 9th will feature the traditional Beef Night. Beef Night is sponsored by the Cannon County Cattlemen’s Association. The topic for the night is fetal protection of our beef cows. Speakers Royce Towns and Dr. Kevin Cox will discuss management tips to assist in delivering a healthy newborn calf. Refreshments will be provided by the Cannon County Cattlemen’s Association.
No Farm Family School is scheduled for February 16th due to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky.
On February 23, the Cannon County Farm Bureau is the sponsor. The University of Tennessee has been conducting research on alternative methods of disposing of deceased livestock animals. During the past year, researchers have conducted a trial with deceased horses, dairy cows and an assortment of livestock animals. Their findings will provide an alternative to the traditional “dead animal” pickup. This service has not been available in the county due to the cost. Shawn Hawkins, Assistant Professor with the University of Tennessee Extension Service will provide insight on the status of the trial and practical alternatives for the livestock owner. Others topics to be discussed on the 23rd include: update on the control of wild hogs in Middle Tennessee, EPA policies effecting agriculture and update on legislative issues being considered at the Tennessee General Assembly concerning animal abuse, child labor and transporting livestock. There is no charge to attend Farm Family School and everyone is welcome to attend!
Horse Night is scheduled for March 1st. Dr. Bridget McIntosh will discuss Parasite Control and Nutrition Needs for the Stabled Horse. This session is sponsored by the Cannon County Walking Horse Association.
All meetings will be held at the Woodbury Lions Club Building beginning at 7:00. In the event of severe weather or change in the 2012 schedule, listen to WBRY radio, WBRY.com or cannoncourier.com. Help spread the word, bring a friend or neighbor to Farm Family School! For more information please contact the Cannon County Extension Office at 563-2554. All programs conducted by the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service are conducted on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, Religion, veteran status or other legally protected categories.