Putnam County Beef Project Group Meeting
Submitted by Riley Glascock, Putnam County 4-H Member
Have you ever looked down at your steak during dinner and wondered “where did this
come from?” If you are in 4th -12th grade, and want to learn about beef cattle, you should come to
the first meeting of the Putnam County 4-H Beef Project Group. This club was created for youth
who want to show cattle but don’t have cattle of their own or have cattle and want to learn how
to show them. The meeting will take place at the UT Extension- Putnam County Office on
February 23 from 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Through this project you can learn many valuable lessons that will benefit you for the rest
of your life. It is also a great opportunity to make new friends, bond with an animal, and win
some pretty cool prizes. Joining this group also gives you the opportunity to compete in the
regional and state beef skillathon at the Tennessee Beef Expo. This contest will quiz you on your
knowledge of beef cattle breeds, equipment, medicine labels, and feeds. This is not mandatory it
is only a fun opportunity to test what you have learned. More details will be at the meeting.
By now you are probably thinking “I bet you have to live on a farm or something to be in
this club?” This is not the case with the Beef project group. The only qualifications are: you
have to be in the 4th-12th grade, have an interest in beef cattle, willing to try new things, and work
If you are interested in joining, please come to the meeting at the UT- Extension-Putnam
County office at 900 S Walnut Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501 on February 23, 2016. If you have
any questions email Jimmy Chambers, Putnam County 4-H Agent at Jchamb33@utk.edu. I hope
to see you there.