University of Minnesota photo beef cows feeding in northern MN

It is most definitely that time of year again. The Super Bowl, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day you might ask? No, it’s the time of year for the Cow Calf Days Seminar Tour and Trade Show; coming soon to a town near you – at least in balmy and beautiful southern Minnesota.

The northern half of this 10-stop tour around Minnesota began two weeks ago and brought together the hardiest of the hardy in this great state. Braving cold temperatures and driving snow, the faithful drove to see the latest in information and technology of the cow calf sector of the beef industry.

Some might say it was a might foolish to venture out in such conditions, but let me tell you the University of Minnesota Extension Beef Team will stop at nothing to bring our people what they want for knowledge, expertise and entertainment. Except for the blizzard in Lancaster that brought everything to a screeching halt for a day, the Beef Team powered through with our troupe of faithful industry sponsors that stuck it out for the duration.

This year’s Southern dates are:

Southern Tour

February 4 – Mora, MN, 5:30 p.m., Kanabec Co. Jail, 18 N Vine St.

February 5 – Starbuck, MN, 9:30 a.m., Jim Wulf Bull Development Center, 30819 250th St.

February 6 – Pipestone, MN, 9:30 a.m., MN West Comm. College, 1314 N Hiawatha Ave.

February 7 – Oronoco, MN, 5:30 p.m., Tony Rossman Farm, 7000 70th St. NW

February 8 – LeCenter, MN, 9:30 a.m., 4-H Center, 320 S. Plut Ave.

Take a look at or call me at 218.513.0781 for more information. You do not need to pre-register, it’s just $10 at the door and a wealth of information at your fingertips. I look forward to seeing you there. Thanks and have a great day!