The Tennessee Angus Association is dedicated to promoting Angus cattle and recruiting new breeders across the state.
The primary purpose of the Tennessee Angus Association is to promote Angus cattle and Angus breeders in the state and across the country.
We provide an annual membership directory that lists all members with contact information. This is mailed to members as well as Agricultural Extension Agents. This serves as an excellent source for any cattleman looking for an Angus bull.
The Association also hosts or co-hosts a number of events throughout the year. In March, the Association puts on a sale in conjunction with the Annual Tennessee Beef Agribition. This is a great opportunity to promote your genetics and sale cattle to Angus, commercial or other purebred breeders. An annual banquet is held the night before the sale to allow members a chance to socialize and to recognize members, in particular junior members, who have made a contribution to the breed.
In June, the Association puts on the Tennessee Angus Preview show.
Later in the summer, the Association joins with a breeder to host a field day. These events are all a great opportunity to check in with other members and discuss ways to promote our breed.
Dr. A.L. "Ducky" Duckworth Jr., 83, of Grassy Valley Farm on Whitehouse Road, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday December 19, 2016.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy Doty Duckworth; one son and daughter-in-law,Dr. Lee and Lori Duckworth of Greeneville; one daughter and son-in-law, Carla and David Bailey of Knoxville; five grandchildren: Ashley Duckworth, Andrew Duckworth, Alexandra Duckworth, Sara Katherine Bailey and Abigail Bailey; one nephew, Dr. John Doty, and his wife, Nicole; and one niece, Margaret Forni, and her husband, Kevin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Ancel and Sara Duckworth.
He was a member of First Baptist Church Greeneville, TN for 73 years. He was a retired Veterinarian, life-long avid Angus breeder, and a lover of the American Fox Hound.
â€œDucky,â€ as he was affectionately known, was born in Gainesville, GA in 1933. His family moved to Greeneville in 1935 where his father established Duckworth Animal Hospital.He graduated from Greeneville High School in 1951, where he played both football and baseball. He played college football at Jones Junior College in Ellisville, MS. He then graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree and was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa.
In 1959, Ducky graduated from Auburn University as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Hewas a member of Omicron Tau Sigma, a professional fraternity. He then returned to Greeneville, and joined his father at Duckworth Animal Hospital where he spent his 45-year professional career.
Ducky was inducted into the Greeneville High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2009 for his accomplishments in football and baseball. That same year, he received the J.W. Massengill Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from the Greene County Partnership.
Ducky had a special affection for the people of agriculture in Greene County. He spent his life aiding in the care of their livestock and the advancement of scientific production practices. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, mentor, and friend.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church Greeneville. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. James Mays and Dr. David Green officiating. A graveside service and interment will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Graceland Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Duckworth, Phil Justis, Dwight King, Steve Miller, Sonny Marsh, Ben Stonecypher Jr., Homer Stout and Bobby Wells.
Honorary pallbearers include: the members of his Sunday school class at First Baptist Church, Hugh Wells, and all close friends.
Thoughts and memories may be shared with the family at www.jeffersmortuary.com. Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity or the Community Ministries Food Bank.
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