NEW HOLLAND “RANCH STEWARDSHIP LIVE” TOUR COMES TO TENNESSEE
Event Offers Proven Techniques for the Farmer-Stockman and Horseman
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 14, 2007
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Todd McCartney, 817-594-9996
(MURFREESBORO)—Their co-workers are four-legged, their livelihoods depend as much on the weather as the stock market, and their stress comes from crunching numbers as well as equipment and livestock.
Men and women in the region’s livestock industry can learn practical techniques of ranch stewardship at the two-day New Holland Ranch Stewardship LIVE educational event, set Aug. 22 and 23 at MTSU’s Tennessee Livestock Center on Greenland Drive.
Nationally known speakers will use cattle, horses and equipment to illustrate stewardship principles for everyday farm and ranch work. Renowned Montana horseman, rancher and 2007 AQHA clinician Curt Pate leads the group of expert speakers for this tour, which also has made stops in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, Nebraska and Virginia.
The first day’s demonstrations include life lessons from livestock; correct administration of vaccines and medications; pasture management; low-stress chute-side practices, stockmanship principles applied on horseback, with an ATV and on foot; plus a New Holland equipment presentation. During day two, sessions focus on live cattle selection, evaluation and marketing, farm family issues, economic benefits of stewardship practices, horsemanship tips and pasture supplementation options.
“Those who join us for the New Holland Ranch Stewardship LIVE will learn how stewardship principles in livestock production can actually increase profits and improve your quality of life,” said Todd McCartney, segment host for the new RFD-TV show “Cattlemen to Cattlemen,” who will serve as event moderator.
Joining McCartney and Pate will be other scheduled national speakers including fourth-generation Texas rancher Kyle Clement; Dr. Ron Gill, Texas A&M Extension Livestock Specialist; and Tammy Pate, horse clinician and engaging presenter on farm family issues. Sessions also will include University of Tennessee specialists and other regional industry experts.
The registration fee is $60 per person. A reduced registration fee of $50 is offered to members of AQHA and NCBA plus their state affiliate members such as the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association and their guests. New Holland customers and subscribers to any of the Farm Progress publications and their guests may also receive the $50 registration fee. FREE registration is offered to all FFA and 4-H members.
More information and registration are available at www.RanchStewardshipLive.com or by calling 817-594-9996.
IN BRIEF: The two-day New Holland Ranch Stewardship LIVE, set Aug. 22 and 23 at MTSU’s Tennessee Livestock Center on Greenland Drive, will offer practical techniques of farm and ranch stewardship to men and women in the region’s livestock industry. Registration is $60 per person; a reduced registration fee of $50 is offered to members of the American Quarter Horse Association and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, plus their state affiliate members such as the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association, and their guests. New Holland customers and subscribers to any of the Farm Progress publications and their guests may also receive the $50 registration fee. Free registration is offered to all FFA and 4-H members. More information and registration are available at www.RanchStewardshipLive.com or by calling 817-594-9996.
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