Bradley County SCD Field Day Event
Bradley County SCD field day event
The Bradley County Soil Conservation District sponsored the second annual Poultry Seminar on Sept. 4, at Red Clay State Park for poultry producers in Bradley County.
The guest speakers included Scott Black from Cobb Vantress, who gave a presentation on ventilation in poultry houses. Eric Smith, from River Valley Ag Credit, spoke about refinancing options. Jamie McClellan, with Tennessee Department of Agriculture, provided information regarding Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement Program updates.
Simone Madsen, executive director of the Southeast Tennessee RC&D, provided handouts with information about the Solar Energy Assessment Grants that are available. Dale Barnett, with the Tennessee Poultry Growers Association, provided additional updates and information. Concluding the seminar was Dr. Shawn Hawkins, with the University of Tennessee. He gave an overview of how Tennessee’s new CAFO Regulations effect poultry farms and an overview of windrowing heating performance of poultry litter in Tennessee broiler houses.
Chase Hicks, district conservationist, and Meaghan Maddux, soil conservationist, helped to organize the event and were there on behalf of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Becky Beaty, office administrator, and Johnny Morgan, board supervisor, were in attendance on behalf of the Bradley County Soil Conservation District, who helped to sponsor and organize the event.
There were approximately 85 producers in attendance. There was a meal provided as well as T-shirts, work gloves, and many door prizes donated by sponsors.
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