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Beef home study courses offered online

The University of Minnesota Beef Team is offering three online home study courses in the winter of 2017, titled "Introduction to Cow/Calf Nutrition," "Health Management for the Cow/Calf Herd" and "Introduction to Cattle Feeding." Courses focus on practical applications of topics.

Each lesson will include online activities designed to encourage participants to become familiar with electronic resources, and an online forum gives participants the opportunity to connect with other producers.

Following completion, participants will receive a certificate of completion and the opportunity to highlight their continuing education through a LinkedIn Certificate Badge.

The first lessons will be available Wednesday, Jan. 11, and the following lessons will be posted every two weeks. The fee for course registration is $75 and can be accessed through

Registration is open through Jan. 17. Internet access and Microsoft Office software are required.

Contact Nicole Kenney Rambo at or (320) 235-0726, ext. 2009, with questions or visit for further details and a list of lessons offered within each course.