UT Beef and Forage Center Launches Live.Stock Podcast

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New Online Resource Delivers Timely Information to Beef and Forage Producers

Knoxville, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee Beef and Forage Center has launched “Live.Stock,” a live monthly podcast featuring UT Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) experts and special guests discussing beef and forage-related topics.

UT Beef and Forage Center Director Bruno Pedreira and Assistant Professor of Animal Science Katie Mason collaborated to create this new resource for those involved in the Tennessee beef and forage industry. Pedreira and Mason will serve as the podcast’s hosts as they share their expertise and interview various guests from within UTIA, the Tennessee beef and forage industry and beyond.

“The main goal of Live.Stock is to reach people across the state of Tennessee with new research findings and any relevant information about beef and forage,” Pedreira said. “We will not only speak with guests in Tennessee, but we also plan to go live with individuals from other states in our region.”

The inaugural episode of Live.Stock was broadcast on February 14, 2024, and featured UTIA Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President Keith Carver. The video recording of this episode is now available on the UT Beef and Forage Center’s YouTube channel.

New episodes of Live.Stock will be livestreamed from the UT Beef and Forage Center’s YouTube channel on the second Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. ET.

The next episode, airing March 13, 2024, will feature UT Plant Sciences Department Head Gary Bates, UT Animal Science Department Head Neal Schrick and UT Agricultural and Resource Economics Department Head Bill Johnson as the discuss why the UT Beef and Forage Center was created, its mission, goals and current priorities.

Additional information and resources, including the monthly Live.Stock Companion newsletter containing timely information on forage and beef management, weather forecasts and upcoming events, can be found at utbeef.tennessee.edu/live.stock. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is comprised of the Herbert College of Agriculture, UT College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. Through its land-grant mission of teaching, research and outreach, the Institute touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. to Tennesseans and beyond. utia.tennessee.edu.

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