Congratulations to Karin Schaefer for receiving the 2020 “Friend of the Minnesota CattleWomen “ award. While Karin was the executive director of the Minnesota Beef Council, she worked hard to rebuild the relationship with the Minnesota CattleWomen. There had been some challenging times between the two before and she worked to bring them back together. One way she worked to improve that relationship was to partner with the CattleWomen at events for booths so the two organizations could work together to cover them, and no one had to spend all day in the booth. She helped make this happen for the summer tour, cattle industry convention and at the MN Beef Expo. At the MN Beef Expo, she had the cattlemen, the beef council and the cattlewomen combine all their booths to present a united beef industry. This was a great idea for all!!
Karin made sure to help in any way for the MN Beef Ambassador contest and to make sure to give the opportunity to the beef ambassadors to help with any events the MN Beef Council had that they could participate in. She also allowed the cattlewomen to meet at the office once a year. These are just a few things she did to help rebuild the relationship.
Karin also helped to rebuild that relationship with the CattleWomen by treating them with respect and dignity. She enjoyed visiting with the different members and hearing the history of the cattlewomen. Thanks to Karin, the Minnesota Beef Council and the Minnesota CattleWomen have a great relationship now.