2023 Award Winners
Environmental Stewardship Award
Commercial Cattleman of the Year
Fannin Ag of washington courthouse , Ohio
Sponsored by Burkman Nutrition & Unidted producers inc.
Industry Excellence Award
R&C Packing of Bidwell, Ohio
Sponsored by Gallia County Cattlemen's Association
Industry Service Award
United Producers, Inc. of Columbus, OHio
Sponsored by The hartford
Mike Bumgarner serves as CEO for United Producers, Inc. The company’s role in the livestock industry is to provide a service menu of solutions for livestock producers, whether it is marketing, credit, or risk management. As a cooperative with a farmer-led board of directors, United Producers, Inc. advocates for their members through all of their various issues and helps them to find solutions. Their main goal is to provide opportunities for producers, as well as remove obstacles that could potentially prohibit them from being able to be successful.
Outstanding County Award
Muskingum County Cattlemen's Association
Sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat
The Muskingum County Cattlemen’s Association is led by president Clay Scott. The county association focuses on youth development activities, as well as events that help promote their association and allow them to give back to their community. The events they host are led by board members and focus on the beef industry. Previous events hosted by the association include the Muskingum County Fall Classic show which would bring in around 150-200 head every year. At their county fair, they have a steak stand where they sell ribeyes and raise money to give back to the youth. They also cook at graduation parties and golf outings as another fundraiser for their association. This past year they partnered with OSU Extension on their Beef Tour Day and cooked lunch for participants during their BQA training.
Seedstock Producer of the Year
CedAR LANE FARMS of cedarville, Ohio
Sponsored by OHIO SHORTHORN BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION
Young Cattleman of the Year
IAN BRINKER of frazysburg, Ohio
Sponsored by uNITED pRODUCERS, iNC.