Cattlemen’s Gala raises funds for beef industry scholarships

| August 31, 2022

The annual Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser, hosted by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF), successfully raised funds to support future leaders of Ohio’s beef industry through scholarships and educational programming. This year’s event was held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio on Aug. 27, 2022. 

The night featured silent and live auctions where attendees could place their bids on items such as Ohio State vs. Michigan football tickets, semen from leading beef sires, one-of-a-kind art pieces, handmade furniture and more. 

A three-course gourmet meal was served with beef tenderloin at the center of the plate thanks to Certified Angus Beef. Attendees enjoyed live entertainment performed by RFD-TV star, David Church and band thanks to Reed & Baur Insurance Agency. 

 “This event wouldn’t be a success without the help of our sponsors who donate their time and money to this great cause,” said Aaron Arnett, OCF president. “We can’t thank them enough for all they do.” 

 Other event sponsors included: 

 Venue Sponsor: Open Road Renewables

Shuttle Sponsor: Kent

Bar Sponsor: Alltech

First Toast Sponsor: Karr Farms Red Angus
Official Gala Whiskey: Pendleton Whiskey
Prime Sponsor: Nationwide
Cow Planter Florals donated by: Miller’s Country Gardens, Delaware, Ohio
Table Centerpieces & Floral Arrangements donated by: The Flower Barn, Crestline, Ohio
Cupcakes Donated by: Cake & Icing, Galion, Ohio
Photography Sponsor: K&K Photography
Table Sponsors: United Producers Inc., The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Optum Angus, KOVA of Ohio, Voge Farms, Clark County Cattle Producers, Linde’s Livestock Photos and Wood County Beef Producers
Choice Sponsor: Clark County Cattle Producers
Select Sponsor: PBS Animal Health and Ohio Valley Limousin Association
Dessert Sponsors: Linde’s Livestock Photos and Ag Credit
Program Sponsor: Select Sires
Printing Sponsor: Post Printing 

Live auction donors and buyers from this year’s Gala include: 

Byland Flash Sexed Female Semen – Donated by Paint Valley Farms & Beckler Shorthorn, Purchased by Mike & Beth Carper
Blacklist Sexed Female Semen – Donated by ST Genetics, Prairie View Farms and Schaeffer Show Cattle, Purchased by Tom Karr Red Angus
Handmade Ohio State Quilt – Purchased by Cathann Kress
Rails to Trails Print – Purchased by Windy Hill Farm $1,000
Maplecrest Farms Sale Credit – Donated by Maplecrest Farms, Purchased by Stan & Connie Smith
OSU vs. Michigan Football Tickets – Purchased by Voge Farms
Handmade Wooden Rocking Steer – Donated by Greg and Tiffany Arnett, Purchased by Tim and Elizabeth Harsh
OSU Coach Day Signed Helmet – Purchased by Diane DiDonato
FC Murphy “Breed Improvers” Print – Donated by the American Angus Association, Purchased by John Grimes
Whiskey Barrel Bar – Purchased by Open Road Renewables
Wooden Rocking Chair – Donated by Olde Wood Ltd., Purchased by Open Road Renewables
OSU CFAES 12-month Subscription Boxes – Donated by OSU CFAES, Purchased by Andrew Armstrong and Nationwide
Wooden Cow Planters – Purchased by Andrew Armstrong and Rodney Creech

 Photos from the event are available here. The 2023 Cattlemen’s Gala will be held Aug. 26, 2023.

Photo cutline: Auctioneer, Darby Walton, donated his time and skills to sell items at the Cattlemen's Gala live auction.