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NEW LEADERSHIP: The Minnesota Beef Council recently announced the hiring of Minnesota native Allison VanDerWal as the new executive director of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association and the new Beef Quality Assurance coordinator.

Minnesota Beef Council names new cattlemen’s executive director

Allison VanDerwWal will lead the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association.

The Minnesota Beef Council has hired Allison VanDerWal as the new Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association executive director and Beef Quality Assurance coordinator.

VanDerWal will be responsible for the management of the BQA program and will serve as the staff lead for the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association.

“I am excited to bring my knowledge of science and feedlot production to the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association,” VanDerWal says.

VanDerWal graduated from the University of Minnesota in May 2019 with her master’s degree in ruminant nutrition. She hails from Sanborn and grew up on her family’s feedlot.

Allison head shot of Allison VanDerWal, MSCA executive director and BQA coordinatorVanDerWal, MSCA executive director and BQA coordinator.

She has been immersed in the Minnesota beef industry with experience working with a Minnesota feed company, completing her masters, working for the Feedlot Nutrition Research Group and for Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University.

“I went to graduate school because I love learning and applying knowledge to production agriculture, and I am excited to work closely with cattlemen and women to address issues of Minnesota cattle production together,” she says.

“We are excited for Allison to work on existing Minnesota cattlemen initiatives and progress our association forward,” says Mike Landuyt, president of the Minnesota State Cattlemen Association.

VanDerWal starts in her new position in early April. She may be contacted at

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