From Our OCW President

    At the annual meeting of the Ohio Cattleman and CattleWomen, the day started out for the CattleWomen at 9am with the Beef Ambassador contest,all the contestants were very knowledgeable and did a great job. After a very tough decision the winners were announced at the evening banquet. The 2015 Beef Ambassador team of Laura Schmuki, Josie Vanco, and Darby Walton each announced one of the 2016 team winners, they are Mackenzie Chamberlain of Henry County, Nick Erf of Huron County, and Samantha Rose Norman of Fulton County. Congratulations to the 2016 team and thank-you to the 2015 team for a job well done. At the noon luncheon I announced the CattleWomen's scholarship winners, they are Jordan Bonham from Fayette County, Brittany Conkey from Defiance County, Molly Cleveland from Seneca County, Haley Drake from Columbiana County, and Laura Schmuki from Stark County. Congratulations ladies!

    At the afternoon CattleWomen's meeting, Evan Smith from Fairfield county, our 2015 4-H scholarship winner told us about his interesting trip to Georgia. Thank-you Evan. Sierra Jepson from the Ohio State Collegiate CattleWomen told us about some of the things they have been doing. Thank-you Sierra. The next meeting of the CattleWomen will be during the Beef Expo on Friday night March 18th at 6:30 in the room where we have our store during state fair. Everyone is welcome and we will be voting on our by-laws during the meeting. Jackie Murray installed the 2016 officer team, they are President Darlene Wagner from Seneca County, 1st Vice President Amy Coffman from Seneca County, 2nd Vice President Mindy Fox from Seneca County, Secretary Joan Sullinger from Hardin County, Assistant Secretary Cheryl Crawford from Marion County, Treasurer Dona Tullis from Madison County, and Past President Kayla Alexander from Clinton County. I have a great group of ladies to work with. Thank-you ladies!

    On Monday January 25, Amy and Morgan Coffman and I flew to San Diego, California for the NCBA Convention. Kathy Sautter and Laura Schmuki arrived on Wednesday. We attended CattleWomen meetings, walked the 7 acre trade show (had to bring a extra bag home with all the stuff we accumulated), toured the USS Midway, and attended the Martina McBride concert where Morgan and Laura got to go back stage to meet Martina and get their picture taken with her. We also took the trolleys to the Gas Light District, Old Town, Sea Port, the Coronado Island and the beach. It was wonderful trip.

    We are starting to plan the Beef Expo Store so if you would like to work the store or sell something in it please contact Amy Coffman 419-563-4889, Dona Tullia 937-605-3680, or me at 567-224-594

  • If you have any questions about the next Beef Ambassador competition, please call Kathy at 419-492-2576 or