Nodaway County’s Cattlemen’s Association will visit three facilities in Lincoln, NE, August 2.

They will visit Geneseek, the world’s largest animal genomics laboratory. It is a comprehensive agricultural biotechnology service provider that performs genomic testing, molecular testing for disease surveillance and antibody-based testing. The cattlemen group will also visit Meed Cattle Company feedlot and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation.

The bus leaves the United Producers parking lot at 7 am. 

Nodaway County Cattlemen’s Association was formed three years ago by area residents who wanted to give back to local youth involved in cattle production. The group gives nine scholarships a year to seniors in the county pursuing an agricultural major. They give one scholarship to each school in the county and award two overall. The association also conducts the yearly farm safety week for students in fourth through sixth grades.

The group is involved in the 4-H and FFA livestock show during the Nodaway County Fair. They donate brisket and hamburgers for the lunch stand operated by county 4-H clubs during the event. They also sponsor the auction meal after the livestock sale on Thursday. The meal is in honor of the exhibitors, their families and buyers. Every child that shows beef at the event is given a premium from the Nodaway County Cattlemen’s Association.

Their upcoming events include:

•A food stand at the Nodaway County Fair, July 14-16.

•A golf tournament at Mozingo Lake, July 28. This is open to the public. The registration fee of $180 covers the cost of rentals, drinks and a meal ticket.

The Nodaway County Cattlemen’s Association meets regularly September to April at the Northwest Technical School.

If interested in joining, contact the Nodaway County Cattlemen’s Association president Cody Blackford, Maryville, at 660.254.0270.