Putnam County 4-H Beef Project Group Meeting

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.