2022 Scholarships


Reid Mason Scholarship

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Dennis Bottom Scholarship

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Applications due October 31, 2022



2022 Cattlemen of the Year Award

The purpose of the Minnesota Cattleman of the Year Award is to publicly recognize and reward an individual cattleman that has made a substantial contribution to Minnesota’s beef cattle community. 

Background 
The Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association (MSCA) through the Minnesota Cattleman of the Year award annually recognizes an individual cattleman that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and personal dedication to Minnesota’s cattle community. MSCA accepts nominations for the honor and presents the nominations to a selection committee consisting of individuals that are past recipients of the award. The announcement of the selection is made public at the annual Best of Beef Banquet during the MSCA convention in December. 

Qualities and achievements shared by recipients of the Cattleman of the Year Award include, but are not limited to the following. 

  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills that have made a positive and lasting contribution to Minnesota’s cattle community. 
  • Strong record of active promotion of the beef industry and a willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the industry. 
  • Served in a variety of volunteer, appointed, and elected positions of responsibility within Minnesota’s beef sector and at the national level.
  • Served in volunteer, appointed, and elected positions of responsibility within their local community and at the state and national level. 
  • Well respected by fellow cattlemen, local community leaders, and government officials. 
  • An active participant in and supporter of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association. 

Eligibility Criteria 

1. Be a resident of the State of Minnesota and member of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association. 
2. Be or have been a cattle producer within the State of Minnesota. 
3. Be nominated by a fellow MSCA member or affiliated with a local cattlemen’s association. 

Mail completed nomination form & any supporting documents to:
Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association 
Attn: Cattlemen of the Year Award 
P.O. Box 12, Maple Plain, MN 55359 
Email: [email protected] 

Deadline for nominations is November 17th, 2022.

Nominate a Cattlemen here!

2022 Industry Service Award

To recognize an individual, business, or organization that has demonstrated support to grow the Minnesota’s cattle industry or community. 

Background 

The beef industry in Minnesota depends on the support of agricultural businesses and organizations for the advancement of our industry.  The Minnesota Beef Industry Service Award serves as an avenue for MSCA to recognize and thank these groups for their efforts in our state. Nominations are submitted to the Executive Committee which then selects the award recipient. The announcement of the selection is made public at the annual Best of Beef Banquet during the MSCA convention in December.   

Nominees must have demonstrated leadership and support to the cattle industry that have made a positive and lasting contribution to Minnesota’s cattle community.   

Eligibility Criteria 

 1.      Be a resident or have operation of business in the of the State of Minnesota 

 2.      Be actively involved in the cattle industry 

 3.      Be nominated by a fellow MSCA member or affiliated with local cattlemen’s association  

 Mail completed nomination form & any supporting documents to: 

 Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association 

 Attn: Industry Service award P.O. Box 12, Maple Plain, MN 55359 or 

 Email: [email protected]  

Deadline for nominations is November 17, 2022

Fill out the application here!