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The National Farm Machinery Show is scheduled for February 13 thru the 16th. The future of farming is coming to the 48th National Farm Machinery Show, as the nation's largest indoor farm show returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center. (No Farm School)

February 21th will feature the traditional Beef Night. Beef Night is sponsored by the Cannon County Cattlemen's Association. This year, Beef Night will be held at Medley's Diner in Morrison Tennessee (7783 Manchester Hwy, Morrison) beginning at 6:30. David Lamon with Multimin will discuss current research using injectable mineral supplementation. Following the meal and discussion, the meeting will move to Dr. Mandy Willis Vet Clinic for some "hands on" management practices. Marshall Williams will provide calves for producers to improve their skills in dehorning, castration and other animal health techniques.

On February 28th, the Farm Family School will target weeds in pasture and hayfields. It appears that TAEP will provide assistance on purchase sprayers in 2013. Weeds such as nodding spurge, spiny amaranth, ironweed and horse nettle have continued to be troublesome and hard to control with chemical intervention. The meeting will target control options for a wide array of weeds and discuss sprayer types, nozzles, drift and residue consideration and regulations for using restricted use pesticides.

Horse Night is scheduled for March 7th. This session is sponsored by the Cannon County Walking Horse Association. Dr. Jennifer Earing, Nutritionist with the Tennessee Farmers Coop is the scheduled speaker. Jennifer brings a passion for horses and an extensive education in equine nutrition.

Farm Family School will conclude on March 28th with a program on beef cattle additives and nutrition. Dr. Justin Rhinehart, Beef Specialist with the University of Tennessee Extension will discuss current trends and updates in the cattle industry. Peter Prinsloo, representative with Alltech, will discuss feed additives and the role they play in feed efficiency. Both beef nights are sponsored by the Cannon County Cattlemen's Association and Woodbury Farmers Coop.

All meetings will begin at 6:30 at the Woodbury Lions Club Building with the exception of the Middle Tennessee Grain Conference (Manchester, TN.), Beef Night (Medley's Diner) and the TCA convention (Murfreesboro, TN.). All UT Extension programs, is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or veteran status. Meeting sponsors will provide refreshments and all sessions are free and open to the public. In the event of severe weather, listen to WBRY radio, or Help spread the word, bring a friend and neighbor to Farm Family School!


Bruce Steelman

614 Lehman Street

Phone:  615-563-2554


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