Increasing profits for beef producers will be the focus of the 2006 Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo. Scheduled for Oct. 5, the day-long event will be held at the University of Tennessee Research and Education Center at Greeneville.

Registration and a trade show will begin at 7:00 a.m., and the program will begin at 8:00. The cost to attend the day-long program is $5, which includes a luncheon. Participants must pre-register with a local UT Extension office by September 22.

The event is co-sponsored by UT Extension – Eastern Region, and the UT Research and Education Center at Greeneville.

The Expo will help producers identify and understand technologies and management techniques that can improve the overall competitiveness of their beef cattle operations. Topics to be discussed in the morning session include forages, reproduction, marketing, and animal identification.

The afternoon program will include discussions on timed breeding programs and using genetic selection tools. The program should conclude around 3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact your county UT Extension office, or call Milton Orr, Extension agent for Greene County at (423) 798-1710.

The UT Research and Education Center at Greeneville (formerly known as the Tobacco Experiment Station) is located off U.S. Highway 70 approximately 5 miles south of Greeneville. The center is one of 10 agricultural research facilities in the Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station system.

The complete program for the Expo, directions and a map are available online at http://tobacco.tennessee.edu/.