Dr. Joe Armstrong DVM is the new Cattle Production Systems Extension Educator with the University of Minnesota Extension Service. It was fun to have Dr. Joe on today's AM Minnesota Program to talk about the cattle and dairy industry in Minnesota. Yes, dairy farms are beef producers as the cull cows and bull calves enter the beef market too. Dr. Joe actually grew up in the twin Cities and found his passion for cattle visiting family in Montana!

Dr. Joe talked about a number of Beef Quality Assurance  certification sessions coming up and the Minnesota Beef Producer Survey they would like cattle and dairymen fill out. It will only take about 5 minutes but it will help Dr. Joe and other researchers at the University of Minnesota determine what type of programs and research is needed. The website is quite simple: z.umn.edu/beefpathways. Also, they have more information on their face book page.

I should also mention that the Beef Quality Assurance and the Minnesota Beef Producer survey is funded in part by the Minnesota Beef Council and University of Minnesota Extension Service. Click on the link above and listen to Dr. Joe on today's AM Minnesota program.