It’s always important for the next generation of leaders to understand the industry they will soon be entering. Nowhere is that more important than in agriculture.
More than a dozen agriculture students from Minnesota West Community and TechnicalCollege in Worthington participated in a training session at the AURI Meat Lab in Marshall. The focus of the session was to teach students about beef nutrition, food safety and alternative merchandising of beef cuts.
“We want these students to be well informed going into their careers,” says Colleen Zenk, director of nutrition and consumer information for the Minnesota Beef Council. “Most consumers are so disconnected from where their food comes from and there is a lot of misinformation out there. We want to be sure to educate the ones who will be on the front lines of consumer questions and concerns.”
The session was a joint effort between AURI and the Minnesota Beef Council.