The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s (OCA) Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet are set for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the Marriott Columbus Northwest in Columbus. All OCA members are encouraged to attend the day’s events which include policy development sessions, an update on OCA events and programs and OCA’s annual awards banquet.
OCA’s annual meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and will feature Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Various OCA committee chairmen will report to the membership, and the association’s policy development session will happen at this meeting.
Following a hospitality hour at 5 p.m., the OCA Awards Banquet will start at 6 p.m. This event will recognize the best and brightest of Ohio’s beef industry and is sponsored by DeKalb and Asgrow. Awards include: Outstanding County Affiliates, Young Cattleman of the Year, Industry Service Award, Industry Excellence Award, Seedstock Producer of the Year, Commercial Producer of the Year and scholarship presentations.
OCA will host a hospitality event after the banquet featuring comedian Drew Hastings of Highland County. Hastings, an Ohio native, also owns and operates a cattle farm in Highland County. He regales fans with true tales about farm living and the local characters he comes in contact with daily.
The registration deadline for the event is January 13. Visit www.ohiocattle.org for a registration form or call the OCA office at 614-873-6736. OCA’s annual meeting is free to attend however the evening’s events are ticketed with a price of $35 for OCA members and $40 for non members.