Friday night our dinner will be at the Historic Simon Kenton Inn in Clark County. There are rooms available there. This will be for anyone coming from a distance and if close enough for the Friday dinner. On Saturday will be at Dona's cousin’s barn which is called Vintage Venue on County Line Road. Pam Gray will speak and have a power point about saving and restoring old barns. She is a member of “Friends of Ohio Barns”. Also we will do a painting class of a barn with a Marilyn Reed from Kenton, Ohio.
We will have a box lunch from “The Hive” in Mechanicsburg. Following, we will tour the Piatt Castles at West Liberty.
The annual OCW meeting was held in January at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, OH. It was great seeing everyone and catching up. Attending this year’s meeting was Penny Zimmerman. Penny was elected as the President of the American National Cattlewomen in 2017. She is the first Minnesotan to be elected as president of the ANCW.
Even though Penny was not raised on a farm, she loved spending time with her grandparents on their farm. Penny and her husband, Bill, have raised cattle in Arizona, Idaho, Utah and currently, in Penny’s home state of Minnesota. They raise beef seedstock animals, as well as feed a few hundred cattle each year.
Penny graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education. After raising her four children, Penny taught elementary students for twentyeight years. During her time as a teacher, Penny helped students learn about agriculture and the beef industry.