The Ohio Cattlemen's Association (OCA) and Weaver Leather Livestock have teamed up to recognize individuals that are exceptional leaders, no matter their age. Any OCA member or BEST participant or their parents may nominate other cattlemen, breeders and exhibitors for any of the Character Traits to be awarded at the end of the nomination period.
Character Trait nominations for the 2018-19 season will open on at the beginning of the first BEST show and close on April 1. Nominations will be evaluated by a committee and awarded during the BEST program awards banquet on May 4, 2019.
Weaver Leather Livestock is dedicated to not only the success of young showmen, but cultivating an atmosphere of character. The Strategies for Success program is derived from Lodestar Guidance: Principles to Live and Lead, a program developed by Weaver Leather's President and CEO, Paul Weaver. Weaver Leather Livestock is committed to the value of leadership and the importance of developing tomorrow’s leaders. We believe that these young showmen are our future and represent these principles.
2018-19 Character Trait Nomination Categories:
Motivation: internal eagerness to act and attain goals.
Passion: intense, powerful or compelling emotion and commitment.
Integrity: uncompromising commitment to what is right.
Determination: working intently to accomplish goals regardless of opposition.
Influence: producing change without force.