Mizzou Collegiate CattleWomen is pleased to announce the third annual Meet Your Meat, a program focused on promoting the beef industry to University of Missouri (MU) students. Meet Your Meat will provide beef industry educational resources to the Columbia community on May 2. Many people want to know where their food comes from, so this is an excellent opportunity to talk to beef producers firsthand.

Collegiate CattleWomen will have Meet Your Meat from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on May 2. A live cow will be located in Lowry Mall on the MU campus. The group will also be selling ribeye steak sandwiches to raise money for their organization.  For more information, call 816-465-0709, or check out Mizzou Collegiate CattleWomen’s Facebook page.

“Farm families have known the joys of raising cattle, but people across the nation are moving farther from the family farm and want to know how their food is raised and would like to meet the people putting food on their plates,” says Kielly Jewell, Mizzou Collegiate CattleWomen president. “There is nothing as gratifying as the ability to participate in the production of food.”

Throughout the day, Collegiate CattleWomen members will be available to answer questions about farming, beef production practices, nutrition and more.  There will also be educational materials on hand including beef recipes, nutrition facts, and pamphlets that explain the pasture to plate process.  

“Cattle owners know they are providing a wholesome, safe product to the nation’s food supply,” says Jewell. “Meet Your Meat is designed to show people how farmers truly care for their livestock.  American farmers have a great passion and love for the cattle industry. It is not just a job; it is a passion and way of life.”