• Thoughts from our President Kayla Alexander

  • After a long and grueling winter, summer has finally arrived. Everyone’s schedules become insane between graduations, planting, baling, cookouts, and the start of fair season let’s not lose sight of everything we have. The last few weeks of my life have been very eye opening. We can take nothing for granted and living and working in the industry of agriculture, and having the opportunity to serve you ladies continues to bless me.

    We are very excited for the upcoming events of the Ohio CattleWomen’s Association. The 50th Anniversary planning is well under way. We are excited to be holding it October 4th 2014 at All Occasions Catering; we will be releasing more information as it comes. We are looking for sponsors, and are very thankful for those who have stepped up already to help. I want to thank my entire executive committee for their commitment to this event; they have spent many grueling hours pouring over lists of original members to see who is still with us and track them down as well as past queens and presidents. Keep an eye for your information in the mail, this will be a fun afternoon of history and presence, if there is any of you that have pictures of the past be sure to send them to Joan Sullinger as she is working on composing a slide show or email them to ohiocattlewomen@gmail.com.

    It’s also that time of year; we will be starting to look for workers for the State Fair, if that is something you are interested in send us an email at ohiocattlewomen@gmail.com.

    As each of you travel down the road count your blessing, and travel safe. The Ohio CattleWomen thank you for your continued support. Be sure to ask how you can get involved, there is no task too small that doesn’t help the organization!

    Happy Summer!!

  • News from the Ohio Beef Ambassador Demi Snider

  • The last weekend in March I had the opportunity to travel back down to Columbus and visit the Ohio State Fairgrounds. This time as I walked through the barn of cattle I did not find blow dryers, aluminum chutes, or arousal cans around hairy cattle, but rather a quiet barn of cattle with black and white dots, light brown or gray milk cows, and exhibitors in all white show attire. Attending the Spring Dairy Expo representing the beef industry was a very rewarding and fun-filled evening. I was asked to help serve a meal to all those in attendance Friday evening of the Expo before the Junior Show. The meal consisted of barbeque beef, loaded bake potato, milk, and ice cream, all of which were generously provided by the Ohio Dairy Association. It was so rewarding to meet and interact with dairy producers, exhibitors, and company representatives. Dairy influenced cattle make up 20% of U.S. beef production, so serving these individuals and watching them show their animals was very rewarding as a beef advocate.

    As school rounds out to a close, I can eagerly say that I have a fun-filled and jam-packed schedule promoting the beef industry and educating individuals throughout the state of Ohio this summer. I cannot wait for the many exciting activities that the team will get to embark on throughout this upcoming year!

  • Dues Reminder

    This may be the last newsletter for some of you. I know you won’t want to miss out on the information provided in this months quarterly newsletter. Also you are supporting the work of the Ohio CattleWomen in promoting the bee industry in Ohio. OCW Annual dues are $15 and the deadline for payment is March 31.

  • Congratulations to the 2014 Beef Ambassador Team

  • Contestants from throughout the country vied for a place on this elite team of agriculture advocates and $5,000 in cash prizes sponsored exclusively by Farm Credit. Additionally five educational scholarships totaling $5,000 were given by the American National CattleWomen Foundation, Inc. and Monsanto.

    This year’s contest also hosted a junior competition for youth beef industry advocates ages 12-16.  Twelve passionate contestants vied for cash prizes, competing in three judged categories:  consumer promotion, media interview technique and issues response.  The first place winner was Katelin Spradley (New Mexico).  The second place winner was Madison Martin (Tennessee), and the third place winner was Phillip Saunders (Virginia). They all took home checks sponsored exclusively by Farm Credit for their top scores.   

    While preparing for this national beef promotion and education competition, youth across the nation learn about beef and the beef industry with support from state CattleWomen and Cattlemen’s associations and state beef councils. The preparation highlights industry issues of current consumer interest. Winners of the state competitions compete at the national level where they receive additional training. After the event, the youth ambassadors speak to industry issues and misconceptions and educate their peers and meal-time decision makers about beef nutrition, cattle care, safety and more during consumer events, in the classroom and online.

    Follow the National Beef Ambassadors on Twitter at @beefambassador and visit www.nationalbeefambassador.org or www.ancw.org for more information. 

  • If you have any questions about our 2014 competition, please call Kathy at 419-492-2576 or sauttercattle@frontier.com