Tennessee Sheep Producers Educational Program and Annual Meeting



March 15-16, 2024
Clyde M York 4-H Training Center
62 4-H Center Dr, Crossville, TN 38572 



Friday, March 15 

6:00 pm:  Welcome – Robert Walker, TSPA President Meet & greet reception 

7:00 pm:  Sheep OB and Saving Lambs that First Week, Dr. Victoria Morris, DVM and Dr. Preston Morris, DVM, Lincoln Memorial College of Veterinary Medicine 

7:45 pm:  Forages and Alternative Feeds for Sheep During Low Moisture Conditions, Dr. Katie Mason, Assistant Professor- Beef Cattle Nutrition, UT Animal Science 

8:30 pm:  Management Factors Affecting Fertility, Jessy Shanks, Extension Specialist- Small Ruminant Management, UT Animal Science 

Saturday, March 16 

8:00 am:  Welcome – Robert Walker, TSPA President 

8:15 am:  Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation, Gregg Upchurch, Extension Agent, UT Extension Cumberland Co. and Dwight Loveday, Retired Meat Extension Specialist, UT Extension 

9:00 am:  What Are Buyers Looking For?, Jeff Zinner, United Producers , Inc. 

9:45 am:  Break (Trade Show) 

10:00 am:  Annual Meeting of TSPA 

10:45 am:  Break 

11:00 am:  Genomics – A Primer, Dr. Troy Rowan, Assistant Professor-Beef Cattle Genomics, UT Animal Science Technology Tools for Flock Management

12:15 noon:  Lunch and Awards Program 

Tennessee Junior Sheep Producers Program

Aaron Fisher and Jessy Shanks

Saturday, March 16, 2024

7:30 am:  Registration

8:15 am:  Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation

9:15 pm:  Hands-On Learning Activities

1:00pm–2:00pm  Sheep Showmanship Clinic

Motel Options

There are several hotel options in the Crossville area.  Here are some to contact for more information.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

560 Peavine Rd

Crossville, TN 38571

(931) 707-1035

Hampton Inn Crossville

64 Hospitality Dr,

Crossville, TN 38555

(931) 707-7170

Super 8 by Wyndham

2543 E 1st St,

Crossville, TN 38555

(931) 707-7660

Comfort Suites

2581 E 1st St

Crossville, TN 38555

(931) 707-8638