Ohio Beef Ambassador - Applications Due : October 20, 2014
OCW Scholarship - Applications Due : December 15, 2014
January 24, 2015 - TBA
Ohio CattleWomen's Annual Meeting in conjunction with Ohio Cattlemen's Association Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet
March 20-22, 2015
Ohio Beef Expo, Columbus, OH
The excitement is growing as the time draws near for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Ohio CattleWomen’s Association! Plans are being made and we look forward to seeing everyone there. Inside this newsletter you will find your official invitation . Included in the program will be a live auction just like they used to do at the CattleWomen’s meeting. Todd Woodruff will be the auctioneer. We are looking for some good bidders for this commemorative event. Also there will be a power point presentation running throughout this event. Many old and new pictures have been included and you will have to see if you know any of the people in these pictures. We have tried to include as much information as we had available. We are still looking for some of the officers especially during the 70’s and 80’s. Introduction of honored guests will be made which includes the past presidents, past queens, ambassadors, original members and “Friends of the CattleWomen” award winners. Door prizes will be given away to lucky winners and every attendee will receive a nice memorial item. The dinner is being catered by All Occasions Catering of Waldo who is well known for their good food. Music will be provided when you arrive and during dinner. Plan to attend. It is time for t he CattleWomen to get together and have a good time. See old friends and meet new ones!
The Ohio State Fair comes but once a year. We look forward to the few days where we can reconnect and catch up with old cattle friends in the barn and make new ones on the wash rack because we accidentally sprayed them and not our calf. The rib eye sandwiches and steak fries fill our senses while the sounds of running blowers and fans fill our ears. These twelve days are some of the most fun - filled, sleep lacking, crazy days out of the year, but every year the state fair rolls around, entries are made, the trailer is loaded, and first place ribbons are won! This State Fair has been more eventful and much busier for me than previous years. Serving as one of the three ladies on the 2014 Ohio Beef Ambassador Team has been a great experience and I have learn ed so much along the way. Being at the State Fair proved to be no different with meeting new people, engaging in conversations, and of course sharing my love for the industry we are all so connected to. Throughout these past two weeks, I have served fair goers in the Ohio Cattlemen’s Taste of Ohio food booth, participated in a cooking demonstration where the Ambassador Team demonstrated how to cook a “Simple Stir - Fry”, as well as passed out strip steak and flat iron steak samples at Celebrate the Steak Day with the Columbus Clippers, Texas Roadhouse, and the Ohio Beef Council. It has been my pleasure to also appear at our very own heifer shows, steer show, and the first ever dairy beef feeder show. I also had 2 the privilege to attend the Farmers Appreciation Breakfast and interact with a handful of very knowledgeable people in our industry and the agriculture industry in general. Although this State Fair has been busy with not only Ohio Beef Ambassador Activities, but also showing three of my own heifers at the State Fair and working for the Ohio Farm Bureau in the Ag and Horticulture Building, it most defiantly has been one to remember! Throughout these activities and experiences I have been able to grow and gain more knowledge about this amazing industry as well as educate and share facts to the multitude of fair goers and beef exhibitors. Although another State Fair has come and gone, Ambassador activities still continue with county fairs and schools inching towards starting back up.
I want to congratulate all the exhibitors on a job well done during the fair and encourage you to keep up the good work not only in the barn, but also promoting and educating this industry to your peers and classmates as the summer months come to a close! To all the parents out there as well, thank you for all your hard work and dedication helping us load and unload the gooseneck or run to the other side of the barn to flip the breaker back on that we keep popping; we often don’t say it enough, but thank you! Enjoy the re st of your summer, and I look forward to interacting with you all throughout the remaining months of the Ambassador Teams term.
If you have any questions about our 2014 competition, please call Kathy at 419-492-2576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.