The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) held the third annual Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser Saturday, August 24 at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio. The event supported the OCF youth scholarship fund, benefiting the next generation of beef industry leaders.
Attendees gathered in their boots and hats for dinner, drinks and dancing in the barn at Leeds Farm where guests enjoyed live music from the John D. Hale Band, a nationally known Red Dirt music group from Missouri. Guests also received an update on the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) from OCA Vice President Aaron Arnett, as well as remarks from Cathann Kress, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).
Gala attendees, event sponsors, and silent and live auction donors and buyers helped set a new record, netting nearly $32,000 to support youth scholarships.
“Our industry is filled with talented young people who deserve the opportunity to further their education and career. The Cattlemen’s Gala is a unique event that enables the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation to support our youth in their future endeavors,” said Joe Foster, OCF president, Gallipolis, Ohio.
For more information on the event, contact the Foundation at 614-873-6736. The complete list of available scholarships can be found at www.ohiocattle.org/foundation/scholarships. The application deadline for OCF scholarships is October 31.