2021 Annual Meeting has been POSTPONED. Stay tuned for more information on a new date.
New Format Planned for OCA Annual Meeting
The 2021 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris in Columbus on Saturday, January 9. Many of the events of 2020 have been out of our control, but OCA members know it’s how you respond to those events that will shape their outcome and ultimate impact, therefore planning for the annual meeting is underway with a new format.
This year’s event will focus on the need to conduct the business of the association while protecting the safety and welfare of our members. The 2021 event will look different with a new schedule that includes educational presentations both virtual and in-person, policy development, the recognition of award recipients and the presentation of Foundation scholarships all scheduled into one daylong program. The traditional evening awards banquet will be discontinued for 2021 to allow members to focus on association business and then return to their farms.
Some of the highlights of the 2021 event will be an industry update by Colin Woodall, CEO for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He will present a post-election report that includes expectations for the cattle industry. Dr. Derrell Peel, Professor of Agribusiness in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the Oklahoma State University will also be presenting. He serves as the Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist for the university with a program focus that includes livestock market outlook and marketing/risk management education for cattle producers.
There will be complimentary opportunities for OCA’s Allied Industry Council members to exhibit throughout the day. Attendees must be OCA members to attend.
awards presented at the annual meeting & Awards Banquet
Although we were unable to meet in person in 2021 to celebrate Ohio's cattle industry achievements, they still deserve recognition.