FIVE on Friday: FIVE(+) Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association Annual Awards

FiveOnFridayKnow someone that has excelled in the field of cattle production, education or youth development? We hope you will consider nominating them for one of our Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association’s annual awards. We recognize FFA, 4-H and adult agriculture work as well as a Distinguished Service award. Awards are presented during the luncheon on Friday, Jan. 25th or during the AllTech Youth Awards Banquet on Friday evening. Read below to learn more about these awards and how to apply. Award applications and nomination forms can be found here.

  1. Outstanding Work in FFA Beef Program. To be eligible for this award, the vocational agriculture teacher shall have worked three or more years with the agricultural department at the time of the Annual Convention of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association at which the award is made. The award shall be based on educational programs and activities related to the FFA beef cattle project39655481934_5d37a806c8_o
  2. Outstanding Work in 4-H Beef Program. To be eligible for this award, the Extension Agent shall have worked three or more years with the UT Extension Service at the time of the Annual Convention of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association at which the award is made. The award shall be based on educational programs and activities related to the 4-H beef cattle project conducted in the current and previous two calendar years.
  3. Jim Neel Outstanding Work in Beef Cattle Adult Area. To be eligible for this award, the Extension agent shall have worked five or more years with the Agricultural Extension Service at the time of the Annual Convention of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association at which the award is made. The award shall be based on educational programs related to beef cattle conducted in the current and previous four calendar years.
  4. John Bartee Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award will be presented to an individual who has made exceptional contributions and has demonstrated leadership abilities which have greatly benefited Tennessee’s beef cattle industry and has supported activities of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association. Each nominee may be from either business, government, education or a beef cattle producer. 40366399481_33bea377be_o
  5. Dr. Emmitt Rawls Outstanding Stocker Producer. The “Outstanding Stocker Producer Award” will be presented by the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association to recognize an individual that has excelled in the areas of stocker cattle production and marketing. Each nominee can either be an individual producer or a partner. The award will be to the individual, not a firm.
  6. Dr. Clyde Lane Outstanding Cow-Calf Producer. The “Outstanding Cow-Calf Producer Award” will be presented by the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association to recognize an individual that has excelled in the areas of beef cattle production and marketing. Each nominee can either be an individual producer or a partner. The award will be to the individual, not a firm.
  7. Business Person of the Year. The “Businessperson of the Year Award” will be presented to a representative of a firm to: (1) recognize the individual’s and/or the firm’s exceptional accomplishments and contributions that have greatly benefitted Tennessee’s beef cattle industry, (2) recognize support of the activities of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association by that individual/firm.26495056098_d8fcd7332e_o
  8. TCA Outstanding Youth Award. Two awards will be presented to outstanding youth members of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Youth Association for their outstanding leadership in cattle related activities. These awards will be based off nominations from Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association members, county Association leadership, county Extension Agents, and Agriculture Educators/FFA Advisors.

APPLY TODAY! Award applications/nomination forms are due December 15!

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