As this year begins, I start my leadership role as Ohio CattleWomen President. I live in Seneca County on a small farm with my husband, Chuck. I grew up raising feedlot cattle and spent many years showing steers and dairy beef through 4-H and FFA. We have a son, Nick, who works as a diesel mechanic and a daughter, Morgan, who is studying Microbiology at Ohio Wesleyan University. I’m excited to be leading a wonderful organization that promotes the Beef industry.
We had an excellent meeting in January. I was so glad to see all of the ladies at this meeting. This year I would like to visit different areas of the state to meet our members. If you have an event in your area please let me know. I would love to attend! In addition to meeting our members, I am excited to get back to the roots of our organization by finding new ways to promote beef in our local communities. I am hoping to attend 5K runs across the state and hand out beef sticks to participants and to visit local schools and promote beef to our younger generation. If you have any other ideas for bringing beef into your local community please let me know.
I’m exciting about our summer meeting which will be held in Lancaster, Ohio on Saturday, June 10th. Keep your calendar open as we have a full day of activities planned. You will not be disappointed!
Our next activity will be the Ohio Beef Expo which from March 17-19. Please come introduce yourself and check out our booth.
Past president Darlene Wagner was presented with her president’s necklace by Dona Tullis at our annual meeting in honor of her time and dedication to the Ohio CattleWomen.