Mason Metcalf, 15, came all the way from Washington State to take the Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association tour in Morris July 9.

Technically, he came from his grandparents' farm in Walnut Grove. Metcalf is spending part of the summer helping his grandparents and other family members on the farm, which includes cattle.

"I've just been walking around checking stuff out," Metcalf said.

He was interested in comparing how cattle producers in this region handle their cattle to how his family handles their livestock.

This year's tour and overall event is sponsored by the West Central Cattlemen's Association.

The tours continue in the afternoon.