Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
Jan. 13, 2024 | Columbus
Join us for an afternoon of business and policy discussion to decide the association's top priorities for the year, enjoy a delicious lunch with fellow cattlemen and close out the night by celebrating OCA's Annual Award winners. The Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at the Hilton Polaris in Columbus, Ohio.
The Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation will host a meeting that will include the presentation of 2023 scholarship recipients.
The night will conclude with the celebration of seven distinguished award winners for the year in the categories of Young Cattleman of the Year, Industry Service Award, Industry Excellence Award, Seedstock Producer of the Year, Commercial Producer of the Year, Environmental Stewardship Award and the Outstanding County Award. A plated dinner will be served as attendees enjoy viewing the release of the award videos and hearing from the recipients themselves.
The night will end with a social event for cattlemen to mingle among peers and participate in live and silent auctions held to raise money for OCA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) that supports ag friendly candidates.
Registration is required and is due by Dec. 30, 2023.
8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43240
Reserve your room before Dec. 22 to receive the group rate of $141
Guest Speaker -Todd Wilkinson, NCBA
Todd Wilkinson, President of National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, will be joining us to give updates on important NCBA priorities and programs. Wilkinson is the co-owner and operator of a commercial cow-calf operation alongside his son, Nick, in De Smet, South Dakota. He is also a co-owner of Redstone Feeders, family-owned cattle feeding and finishing operation.
In addition, Wilkinson has practiced law for more than 40 years, specializing in estate planning and agricultural law. He is a graduate of Augustana College and USD School of Law. His firm, Wilkinson & Schumacher, is sought after by landowners across the state when they are facing legal challenges.
Over the years, Wilkinson has been heavily involved in local, state and national leadership roles. During his time on the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association board, he had many roles including president in 2015-2016. Wilkinson has also served on numerous NCBA committees as well as the Environmental Working Group, Traceability Working Group and Cattle Marketing Working Group. Wilkinson served as NCBA Region VII policy vice president for two years. Wilkinson is a founding member and current vice president of the South Dakota Cattlemen's Foundation.
He and his late wife, Jean, have three children and nine grandchildren.