2022 Award Winners
Environmental Stewardship Award
Diven Springs Farm of Hillsboro, Ohio
sponsored by the ohio beef council
Commercial Cattleman of the Year
Seibert Livestock of St. Marys, Ohio
Sponsored by the Ohio Angus Association
Industry Excellence Award
John Grimes of Hillsboro, Ohio
Sponsored by ST Genetics
Industry Service Award
Todd Pugh of Louisville, Ohio
Sponsored by Rowe Nutrition, LLC
Pugh began his involvement in the beef industry by raising and showing cattle with his family through OCA’s Beef Exhibitor Show Total (BEST) program, a youth development program. After recognizing the valuable lessons taught through the BEST program, Pugh volunteered to become chairman of the BEST committee.
Through Pugh’s leadership, he and many other volunteers work to focus on creating valuable lessons for youth involved in the beef industry through cattle exhibition, career development, community service and more. Since Pugh’s involvement, the program has grown and developed additional programming. For example, Pugh’s ideas brought a new division to create value for cattle that are born, bred and raised in Ohio called the Buckeye Breeders Series (BBS).
Outstanding County Award
Fayette County Cattle Feeders Association
Sponsored by Ohio Corn & Wheat
The Fayette County Cattle Feeders Association prioritizes youth involvement in the beef industry through the Cattle Feeders Corral and the Annual Banquet where the Beef Queen of Fayette County is crowned and a meal for over 200 people is provided. The association also supports awards for youth during the county fair and provides banners for champions.
Each year, they award scholarships to every high school senior that exhibits beef at the county level. As an association, their common goal is to promote and educate individuals about the beef industry, not just across Fayette County but around the state.
Seedstock Producer of the Year
Jones Show Cattle of Harrod, Ohio
Sponsored by BioZyme Inc. & Umbarger Show Feeds
Young Cattleman of the Year
Zane Gross of Ashland, Ohio
Sponsored by E.R. Boliantz Packing Co.