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Farmer Learns About Co-ops and Agriculture at Conference

David Cox Young Leaders

Livingston, TN - David Cox recently joined more than 300 young adults from across Tennessee for the Tennessee Young Leaders Conference in Franklin. Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation sponsored the local cattle farmer to attend the two-day event that brings together young farmers to learn about cooperatives and discuss issues facing their communities.

The Tennessee Council of Cooperatives (TCC) co-sponsors the annual conference with Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers organization. “I enjoyed being around so many great up-and-coming farmers,” David says. “It didn’t matter what type of farming we were doing; everyone was pulling for each other to have successful farms. I incorporated a new technology called APP BovIQ to track your cattle data and pasture management program. However, my favorite segment was led by Josh Worthington, who discussed the importance of maintaining a positive attitude.”

David was introduced to cattle farming three years ago as an option for a home-based business. After research and discussion with his family, he launched an “amazing venture.” He’s a graduate of Tennessee Tech, where he majored in Marketing. In addition to raising cattle, David works at Livingston Regional Hospital.

“We’re so proud to see the impact our young leaders like David will have on our communities very soon,” says UCEMC General Manager Jennifer Brogdon. “By sponsoring David’s participation in this conference, we’re investing in the future of the communities we serve.”

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