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Second Harvest Initiative

Supporting youth in agriculture while feeding needy people across middle Tennessee

The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association and industry partners have donated beef to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee through this unique program. 


We have used sponsor funds to purchase the prize-winning steers during the Tennessee Junior Beef Expo. Then, those steers are processed and their beef is donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.


Not only are we supporting the future of the beef industry in Tennessee by purchasing these steers at a premium, but we are also helping provide nutrient-rich protein to needy families in Tennessee.


Since 2013, we have purchased the prize-winning market steers and donated more than 20,000 pounds of beef to Second Harvest.

Why We Do This

The reasons we give back are endless, but here are just a few:

  • To provide nutrient-rich protein to needy families in Tennessee

  • To reward the youth that participates in Beef Expo

  • To encourage future participation in the Expo

  • To support the future of our beef industry

Sponsorship Incentives

  • Press releases to local and state-wide media

  • Coverage in our magazine, the Tennessee Cattle Business 

  • Posts on our social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

  • Displays and acknowledgment at the Expo event

Interested in learning more or becoming a sponsor?


Please contact Charles Hord, TCA's Executive Vice-President or Melinda Perkins, TCA's Director of Youth Programs & Outreach.

(615) 896-2333

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