Second Harvest Initiative 


Invitation to Help

The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) invites you or your business to become a partner in our Second Harvest Food Bank Initiative.


Supporting the Tennessee Junior Beef Expo, Feeding the Hungry

For the past eight years, the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) and our industry partners have donated beef to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee through this unique program. TCA has solicited sponsorships from companies like Farm Credit Mid-America, H&R Agri-Power, TriGreen Equipment, and others. We have used this money to purchase the prize winning steers during the Tennessee Junior Beef Expo in Murfreesboro which takes place annually. We then donate the beef from these steers to Second Harvest Food Bank.


Not only are we supporting the future of the beef industry in Tennessee by purchasing these steers at a premium, we are helping provide nutrient-rich protein to needy families in Tennessee. In 2019, we were able to purchase the top five steers and donate more than 3,000 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 participate in Beef Expo

  • To encourage future participation in the Expo

  • To support the future of our beef industry


“Giving back to the community, as well as helping the youth,

is very rewarding for everyone involved.” - Charles Hord, TCA executive vice president 


What’s In It For You?

The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association recognizes our sponsors with:


  • Press releases to local and state-wide media

  • Coverage in our magazine, Tennessee Cattle Business 

  • Posts on our social media sites

  • Displays and acknowledgment at TN Beef Expo 


There are also potential sponsorship opportunities to purchase and donate the beef product for use in your local community.


If you are interested in participating in the Second Harvest Initiative you can contact the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association:








Tel: (615) 896-2333
Fax: (615) 896-0244


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