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October 18, 2013

Cattlemen's Foundation banquet set

Woodward, Okla. — Dennie Jenkins may be stepping down from the post as the President of the Northwest Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation, but his heart is still in it.

The Woodward News caught up with Jenkins Thursday afternoon as the outgoing president of NWOCF worked calves on his operation north of Fargo.

Jenkins and 3 other officers for the newly certified 501-C organization will be stepping down to allow some new blood at the helm, he said.

"Our goal is, now that we got our organization certified as a 501-C nonprofit, is to make sure we keep the organization viable and keep some young, fresh-thinking producers coming into it," he said.

The Northwest Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation will be celebrating its new status as a nonprofit, saying goodbye to old leaders and ushering in the new ones on  October 29 during the foundation's Annual Trade Show and Banquet.

The event is scheduled to take place at the Woodward County Fairgrounds, with the trade show opening at 4:30 p.m.

Exhibitors are invited contact Dana Bay at (580) 334-5515 to purchase a booth.

"We are expecting an excellent set of exhibitors with everything from animal health products to equipment," said Bay, who is in charge of organizing the exhibitors.

The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a free steak for everyone who has paid the membership fee to join the Cattlemen’s Association.

Mike Kelsey, vice president of Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association, will be the keynote speaker.  And local youth will provide musical entertainment throughout the evening.

The incoming officers are President-Leslie Feerer; Vice President-Austin Vanderwork; Secretary-Roger Biehler.

Through the years the NWOCA has provided agriculture related scholarships to high school and college students in Ellis, Woodward and Harper Counties. The goal is to keep younger people feeding into the industry, Jenkins said.

"It just gives them a little extra chance to keep coming back here to agriculture related fields here," he said.

 

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