Stark County Cattlemen's Association was named the third-place Outstanding County Affiliate award winner and received $200 at the annual awards banquet in Columbus on Jan. 26.
The OCA Outstanding County Affiliate Award recognizes those county affiliates that have positively impacted their members, their community and their state organization through various beef promotions and industry educational activities.
The Stark County group is involved in promoting the beef industry to the consumer and participate at all levels to help their members gain knowledge on current issues within the cattle industry. The Stark group sends a newsletter that tells what is going on at the county, state and national level. The newsletter contains segments from leaders and gives updates on what is to be expected in the future.
The Stark County Cattleman's Assocation encourages all members to participate in various activities such as the BEST Leadership Conference, Beef 509 and Young Cattlemen's Conference. The group also holds regular meetings and invites industry speakers to talk to the members.
This year they had the privilege to have representatives from Purina Mills, two veterinarians, the district conservationist for the United States Department of Agriculture and a representative from the Ohio Farm Bureau attend their meetings.
The Ohio Cattlemen's Association is an affiliate of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and is the state's spokesperson and issues manager for all segments of the beef cattle industry including cattle breeders, producers and feeders.
It is the grass roots policy development organization for the beef business. Through the Ohio Cattlemen's Association, cattle producers work to create a positive business environment, while providing consumers with a safe and wholesome product.