MO Cattlemen’s College tours Northwest MO


MO Cattlemen’s College tours Northwest MO

The Missouri Cattlemen’s Leadership College has been going to various leadership events and touring farming operations, mostly cattle focused, around the state.

Jack Long, a member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s College, tells Brownfield the program is providing leadership experience in both the legislative and production sides of the cattle industry which is beneficial to him coming from an animal science background.

“So, I didn’t get to ask too much about the works of the agriculture industry within legislative affairs,” he said. “And, like I said, when we went to the capitol earlier, I got that opportunity and experience to learn a little bit about that.”

The second session of the program took place in Northwest Missouri where attendees visited several cattle operations, the St. Joseph Stockyards and Northwest Missouri State University’s Ag Learning Center.

“It’s kind of interesting to see how in different regions each producer handles their operation differently for their own profitability and success,” Long said. “And I think it provides good knowledge and experience as someone who’s young in the agriculture industry.”

Long said there are several opportunities to get involved in Missouri Cattlemen’s leadership programs including the Cattlemen’s College, juniors’ program, and educational sessions at the Cattlemen’s annual meeting.

Jack Long Interview