OCA members invited to Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet in January

| October 25, 2022

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) will be hosting their Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Jan. 14, 2023 in Columbus. OCA members are encouraged to attend and participate in discussions that will decide the association’s top priorities for the year.   

The day will begin with lunch where guest speaker Colin Woodall, Chief Executive Officer of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), will give members an update on important NCBA priorities and programs. He has been with NCBA since 2004 and served as the association’s Chief Lobbyist in Washington, D.C., for a decade.   

 The Annual Meeting will begin after lunch where OCA members are encouraged to take an active role in their organization as they will set policy for 2023 and be involved in important industry updates.   

 The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) will hold their Annual Meeting to present the 2022 beef industry scholarships winners with their awards.   

 The evening will kick-off with the OCA Awards Banquet where members, along with their friends and family, will gather to celebrate the seven distinguished award winners for the year in the categories of Young Cattleman of the Year, Industry Service Award, Industry Excellence Award, Seedstock Producer of the Year, Commercial Producer of the Year, Environmental Stewardship Award and the Outstanding County Award. A plated dinner will be served as attendees enjoy viewing the release of the award videos and hearing from the recipients themselves.   

 The night will end with a social event for cattlemen to mingle among peers and participate in live and silent auctions held to raise money for OCA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) that supports ag friendly candidates.   

 The event will be held at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center at 100 Green Meadows Dr. South, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. Room blocks are now available and must be booked by Dec. 22, 2022 to receive the discount. 

Room reservations and registration for the event can be found here.