Young cattlemen invited to three-day industry conference in Columbus

| June 1, 2022

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will host the annual Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC) on Aug. 11-13, 2022 in Columbus. Young OCA members over the age of 20 who possess leadership potential and a passion for the beef industry are encouraged to attend. 

 YCC will provide attendees with industry insight and opportunities to take home and use to keep their own operations progressive and profitable. Participants will be challenged to think outside the box as they practice their public relations skills and learn beneficial ways to present their operations and the beef industry to consumers. 

 Attendees will also visit the Ohio Statehouse and discuss current issues with elected officials. They will learn more about the product they produce through participation in a mini-Beef 509 program at The Ohio State University’s (OSU) Department of Animal Sciences and will take a behind-the-scenes tour of the OSU football practice facility. Attendees will have ample opportunity to network with industry leaders from across the state.

 “This three-day event is truly like no other,” said Tom Karr, OCA president. “Attendees leave with a fresh outlook, confidence, and a drive to better our industry. Any young cattleman who cares about the future of our industry should make the time to join us at YCC.” 

 The conference will begin the evening of Thurs., Aug. 11 and end after lunch on Sat., Aug. 13. County cattlemen’s associations are encouraged to nominate participants, but individuals may also self-nominate. The cost for the event is $200 per person or $350 per couple. This includes all meals, a two-night hotel stay, workshops and a t-shirt. Current event sponsors include Farm Credit Mid-America and the Ohio Beef Council. 

 For more information or to register/nominate for the conference, click here or contact the OCA office at [email protected] or 614-873-6736. 

Photo: Dr. Lyda Garcia with the OSU Animal Science Department takes 2019 YCC attendees through a mini Beef 509 program.