The only problem Mike Landuyt has now is mustering up the courage to pound a nail into a wall in his office of his new home on which to hang his latest award.
Landuyt has earned the 2022 Minnesota Cattleman of the Year award, which recognizes a member or group that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and personal dedication to Minnesota’s cattle community.
Landuyt has now wrapped up 10 years of service in various roles on the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association. With his five two-year terms on the executive board up, the former MSCA state president will continue on as a board member.
However, the leadership he has provided his peers when dealing with politics and policies obviously did not go unnoticed.
“It’s a culmination of working on cattle issues for the state,” Landuyt said. “I just feel really good that my peers noticed everything I’ve done over the last 10 years. One of the things that I do pride myself on … I’ve been the face up front, so all the politicians recognize me; I’d always be the one up front talking with them.”
The Minnesota Cattle Industry Convention took place at the Willmar Conference Center on Dec. 9-10. An awards ceremony took place Dec. 9, recognizing leaders in the cattle community and youth scholars. The Cattleman of the Year award recognizes a member or group that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and personal dedication to Minnesota’s cattle community.
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