TCA Spring Internship Application Available

Internship Outline

DDUxBZWVYAAC4sEThe Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association is the certified nonprofit organization that provides the cattlemen and women of Tennessee with an organization through which they may function collectively to protect their interests and work towards the solution of cattle industry problems.

This internship program is offered as either a full-time or part-time program depending on the applicant’s availability. The full-time internship will run from approximately January 8 through April 30 and will be Monday-Friday at 40 hours per week. The part-time internship will be a 12-15 hour per week position structured around the student’s class schedule during the 2018 spring semester.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

Responsibilities will include assisting with the annual convention and trade show, producing content for our magazine, and attending committee hearings while the Tennessee General Assembly is in session. Applicants with a background in cattle production and agriculture are encouraged to apply.  In addition, candidates should have a motivated work ethic, be well organized, able to work independently and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Internship Criteria

Students interested in participating in the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association internship must be enrolled in a Tennessee university, be currently enrolled in Communications, Agriculture or have a background in agriculture and have an overall GPA of 2.5. Junior status or above is preferred.

Application Procedures

Submit a resume, any required university forms, and the TCA Internship application form to Charles Hord: by October 16, 2017 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM.

Internship candidates who are selected for an interview will be notified by October 30, 2017.

Thank you for your interest in the TCA Spring Internship Program.

Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association – 530 B Brandies Circle, Murfreesboro, TN 37128, (615) 896 2333.

Ag in the Foothills on Display October 6

Black Angus on pasture at East TN AgResearch and Education Center webBlount County Event Focuses on Beef, Forage, Small Acreages, Beginning Farmers and Veterans

Everyone is invited to visit the University of Tennessee’s East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center on October 6 for the Ag in the Foothills Field Day. The free event will be held from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the center’s Blount Unit located at 4341 UT Farm Road in Louisville.

Ag in the Foothills will introduce visitors to some of the research efforts ongoing at the center and present educational seminars on topics such as soil health and forage production as well as a live animal handling demonstration. Those who own small-acreage tracts will be interested in presentations that focus on these topics:

  • Small Poultry Flock Management
  • Bee Health
  • Small Ruminant Management
  • Marketing
  • Buying a Tractor

Of particular community interest will be a special session that will focus on beginning farmers and veterans as farmers. Members from Tennessee AgrAbility Project, Tennessee State University’s Small Farm Veteran Outreach, and Homegrown by Heroes will be on hand to discuss resources available as well as the potential formation of a Tennessee State Chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC).
The free event will also feature a trade show and lunch. Preregister at your local county UT Extension Office for a lunch ticket. For more information call the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center at 865-974-7201.  Those who arrive early will be treated to biscuits and coffee while supplies last.

Details about the event and directions are available online at

The East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center is one of 10 research facilities operated by UT AgResearch as part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. Through its mission of research, teaching, and service, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions.