Cattlemen give thousands in scholarships

The Winneshiek County Cattlemen’s Association has given out more than $60,000 in scholarships since 1994.

The organization has given $19,000 Heifer Opportunity Grants to youth in Winneshiek County since 2012. In addition, the Association has an active Youth Beef Team.

Throughout the year, members of the Cattlemen’s Association cook burgers at numerous community events. Beef royalty travel around the county promoting the beef industry and providing information.

Last year, an addition was built

to the Cattlemen’s restaurant at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds, doubling the size of the kitchen and dining area. A canopy also was installed over the grilling area.