Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet

Jan. 14, 2023  |  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 14, 2023 at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center.

The Ohio Cattlemen's Foundation will host a meeting that will include the presentation of 2022 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.

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Registration is required and is due by Dec. 30, 2022.


Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Dr. South

Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

Room blocks are available for both Friday (Jan. 13) and Saturday (Jan. 14). Book your room by Dec. 22 to receive the discounted rate!

2 complimentary breakfasts are included in each room reservation.

Call 614-880-4300 and mention the OCA Annual Meeting to book a room or use the link below.

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Don't miss out! The sponsorship form is now available with various sponsorship options to show Ohio's cattlemen your business/organizations supports the industry. Download the form below or contact the OCA office at [email protected].

 Sponsorship Form 

Guest Speaker - Colin Woodall, NCBA

Colin Woodall, Chief Executive Officer of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, will be joining us to give updates on important NCBA priorities and programs.  Colin leads the country’s oldest and largest national trade association for cattle producers in being the trusted voice and definitive leader of the beef industry.

Originally from Big Spring, Texas, Colin graduated from Texas A&M and worked as a grain elevator manager and merchandiser for Cargill at several locations in western Kansas and the Oklahoma panhandle.   

After moving to Washington, Colin took a job with U.S. Senator John Cornyn from Texas.  He has been with NCBA since 2004 and served as the association’s Chief Lobbyist in Washington, D.C., for a decade. 

Special Appearance by OSU Football Player Cade Stover

Ohio State Football star and beef farmer, Cade Stover and his family, will be joining us at the Annual Meeting to meet with members and give a brief introduction during the Ohio Beef Council's Beef Checkoff update!

awards presented at the annual meeting & Awards Banquet

Seven Award winners

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scholarship recipients

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