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Cattlemen’s tour offers learning opportunity

Amanda Nolz

In agriculture, learning never ends. Some of the most successful cattlemen in the beef business have persevered because they have continued their educations in agriculture. However, this doesn’t always mean sitting in a classroom – sometimes all it takes is asking your neighbor for advice. With skyrocketing input costs due to escalating prices in corn and fuel, it’s more important now than ever before for cattlemen to unite and find a renewed optimism for production agriculture.

In the spirit of learning to succeed in these challenging times, nearly 850 Minnesota beef producers spent the day at the 2008 Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Summer Tour and Trade Show in Windom, MN on July 15. Sponsored by the Minnesota Cottonwood Cattle Producers, the farm tour and trade show offered two routes to various beef sites in Jackson and Cottonwood Counties, with transportation and meals included with registration. The farm tours lead the cattlemen to four cow/calf operations and three feedlots, and a trade show and a steak feed concluded the event.

“We have about 100 members in the Cottonwood Cattle Producers Association, and nearly 50 of those members worked to make this event possible,” said Kendall Piotter, who serves as president of the association. “This event is revolving, and it’s exciting to be given the opportunity to showcase the outstanding beef producers in our area. We are proud to have hosted this event.”

In agriculture, learning never ends. Some of the most successful cattlemen in the beef business have persevered because they have continued their educations in agriculture. However, this doesn’t always mean sitting in a classroom – sometimes all it takes is asking your neighbor for advice. With skyrocketing input costs due to escalating prices in corn and fuel, it’s more important now than ever before for cattlemen to unite and find a renewed optimism for production agriculture.

In the spirit of learning to succeed in these challenging times, nearly 850 Minnesota beef producers spent the day at the 2008 Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Summer Tour and Trade Show in Windom, MN on July 15. Sponsored by the Minnesota Cottonwood Cattle Producers, the farm tour and trade show offered two routes to various beef sites in Jackson and Cottonwood Counties, with transportation and meals included with registration. The farm tours lead the cattlemen to four cow/calf operations and three feedlots, and a trade show and a steak feed concluded the event.

“We have about 100 members in the Cottonwood Cattle Producers Association, and nearly 50 of those members worked to make this event possible,” said Kendall Piotter, who serves as president of the association. “This event is revolving, and it’s exciting to be given the opportunity to showcase the outstanding beef producers in our area. We are proud to have hosted this event.”

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In agriculture, learning never ends. Some of the most successful cattlemen in the beef business have persevered because they have continued their educations in agriculture. However, this doesn’t always mean sitting in a classroom – sometimes all it takes is asking your neighbor for advice. With skyrocketing input costs due to escalating prices in corn and fuel, it’s more important now than ever before for cattlemen to unite and find a renewed optimism for production agriculture.

In the spirit of learning to succeed in these challenging times, nearly 850 Minnesota beef producers spent the day at the 2008 Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Summer Tour and Trade Show in Windom, MN on July 15. Sponsored by the Minnesota Cottonwood Cattle Producers, the farm tour and trade show offered two routes to various beef sites in Jackson and Cottonwood Counties, with transportation and meals included with registration. The farm tours lead the cattlemen to four cow/calf operations and three feedlots, and a trade show and a steak feed concluded the event.

“We have about 100 members in the Cottonwood Cattle Producers Association, and nearly 50 of those members worked to make this event possible,” said Kendall Piotter, who serves as president of the association. “This event is revolving, and it’s exciting to be given the opportunity to showcase the outstanding beef producers in our area. We are proud to have hosted this event.”