After a six-month delay, the Cattle Industry Convention was back in action and in person. Convention registrations are down slightly compared to previous years, but that didn’t stop nearly 6,500 pairs of cowboy boots from leaving their mark in Nashville. Those in the industry learned from experts, engaged in industry discussions and networked with fellow producers. Kimball, Minnesota rancher Don Schiefelbein says one topic on the mind of many are wide-spread drought conditions. “It’s an uncomfortable situation, but everybody has a little bit different scenario. In Minnesota, we’re seeing how deep we can go into the swamps and sloughs for hay.” Schiefelbein, who is also the NCBA president-elect, adds that other cattle producers are seeking out different types of grain typically not used. “One thing we all have in common, however, is that we are resilient. We’re finding ways to keep these cows fed.” Hear more, including tax policy commentary from Schiefelbein, in this Red River Farm Network interview.