Event Contact:

Virginia Mold, Coordinator

phone: (651) 643-6476

email: beef.expo@mnstatefair.org

1265 Snelling Avenue North

St. Paul, Minnesota  55108

Official Livestock Photographer
of the MN Beef Expo:

Linde's Livestock Photos

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Event Hotel:

Ramada Plaza Minneapolis

1330 Industrial Blvd. NE

Minneapolis, MN  55413

(612) 331-1900


The Minnesota Youth Beef Experience Program (MYBEP) will award eleven heifer calves to FFA, 4-H and junior Breed Association youth from a pool of over 80 applications. Every recipient will be responsible for raising, breeding and maintaining complete records on the care of the animal while providing monthly progress reports to the original owner and the Minnesota Beef Expo. The breeders who donated heifers will also serve as mentors to the MYBEP youth.


This program would not be possible without the generous support of the donors.
Meet the 2017 MYBEP heifer donors here.


At the Minnesota Beef Expo in October, a Minnesota Youth Beef Experience Achievement Award Winner is chosen from the pool of MYBEP heifer recipients from the past year.

To select the Achievement Award Winner, judges evaluate each MYBEP heifer recipient in the following four categories. The recipient with the highest overall score earns this prestigious award.

  • Showmanship: Heifer recipients will be judged on how well they show their heifers using the skills developed during the MYBEP year
  • Progress Reporting: Quarterly progress reports completed by the heifer recipients during the course of the year will be evaluated, including financial information, veterinary work, feed documentation and handling updates
  • Scrapbook: Data and artifacts collected during the year’s MYBEP journey must be compiled in a scrapbook to be displayed during the Beef Expo
  • Interview: During the showmanship competition, three judges will interview heifer recipients individually and evaluate their answers to questions about the experience of caring for and working with the heifer throughout the past year


The MYBEP Achievement Award Winner takes home (subject to change):

  • A plaque donated by the Minnesota Beef Cattle Improvement Association
  • A $750 scholarship from the Minnesota Farmers Union and Minnesota Farmers Union Agency
  • An embroidered piece from Sanctified Designs owned by Kathy Heise



  • Be 12-16 years of age as of September 2017
  • Be a 4-H, FFA or junior breed association member
  • Live in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin

2017 MYBEP Application

Questions? Please contact:

Virginia Mold

(651) 643-6476

Claudine Goodrich
(651) 491-8752