Friday's Agenda  | Saturday's Agenda | Speaker Bios

Agenda for Friday, July 24, 2020

7 am Registration Desk Opens | 2nd Floor | Sponsored by Association Insurance Services

7 am Nominating Committee Meeting | Birch, 2nd Floor

8 am - Trade Show Opens & Media Room Opens | Ficus, 2nd Floor

8:30 am - Private Pesticide Applicator License Renewal | Maple, 2nd Floor

  • Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience
  • Speakers: Ronnie Courtney & Jodie Stockett

8:30-10 am - OJCA Star Cattlemen Contest | Dogwood, 2nd Floor

9 am - Silent Auction Donation Deadline | Registration Desk, Second Floor

9-9:45 am - OCW Workshop 1| Sycamore, 2nd Floor

  • Edwards Jones Investment Update: Sang Tran | Social Media Training: Becca McMillan & Nikki Callison

9:30 am - Silent Auction Opens | Sequoia Ballroom inside the trade show

10 am - OCA/OCW/OJCA General Session 1 | Council Oak, 1st Floor | Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience

  • Speaker: Kent Bacus, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association | Sponsored by CKP Insurance
  • Posting of the Colors & National Anthem
  • Guy Shull Memorial Scholarship Presentation

11:30-1 pm - Trade Show Visitation with Lunch | Lunch served in Sequoia, 2nd Floor | Sponsored by CKP Insurance
*** Ticketed Meal

11:30-Noon - OJCA Conference Orientation | Redbud, 2nd Floor

11:30-12:45 pm - OCW Awards Luncheon | Council Oak, 1st Floor | Sponsored by National Livestock & Oklahoma National Stockyards

Noon-1:15 pm - OCA Past President’s Council Luncheon | Birch, 2nd Floor | Sponsored by US Premium Beef

1-2 pm - Cattlemen’s Educational Series Session 1 | Silver Oak, 2nd Floor | Sponsored by National Corn Growers Association | Presented by Multimin

  • Speaker: Sara Scott Topic: Beef On The Plate...How does it get there?

1-5 pm - OJCA Leadership Development Session I | Redbud, 2nd Floor | Speaker: Kelly Barnes

1:30-2:45 pm - OCW Workshop 2: USDA Programs Speakers | Sycamore, 2nd Floor

2:30 pm - Learning Lounge Session 1: Multimin | Maple, 2nd Floor

3-4:15 pm - OCW Workshop 3 | Sycamore, 2nd Floor

  • Developing and Growing Local Chapters: Ruth Coffey & Connie Tabor

3-4 pm - Cattlemen’s Educational Series Session 2 | Silver Oak, 2nd Floor | Sponsored by National Corn Growers Association | Presented by Xcel Feedyard

  • Speakers: Callahan Grund and Dr. Rosslyn Biggs Topic: Secure Beef Plan

4 pm - Learning Lounge Session 2: AllTech | Maple, 2nd Floor

4:30-5:30 pm - OCW Past President’s Reception | Aspen, 3rd Floor

4:30-5:30 pm - Joint Committee Meeting | Silver Oak, 2nd Floor | Sponsored by Texas Cattle Feeders Association

5-5:30 pm - Trade Show Exhibitors’ Reception | Magnolia, 2nd Floor | Sponsored by Oklahoma Cowman Magazine

5:30-7:00 pm - Kickoff Trade Show Reception | Trade Show Floor
Sponsored by Biozyme, Alltech, Beck’s Farm Equipment, American Angus Assn., American Hereford Assn.
Steamship Round Sponsored by Xcel Feedyard
Beer and Wine Sponsored by Enterprise Grain Company

7:00 pm - Trade Show Closes

7:30-9 pm - OJCA Leadership Development Session I | Outside Evening Event

  • Speaker: Kelly Barnes

7- 8 pm - Livestock Nutrition Center Reception | Council Oak, 1st Floor

8-10 pm CKP Insurance Reception | Aspen, 3rd Floor


Agenda for Saturday, July 25, 2020

7 am - Registration Desk Opens | 2nd Floor | Sponsored by Association Insurance Services

7:30-9 am - Inspirational Breakfast | Council Oak, 1st Floor | Sponsored by BancCentral

  • Speaker: Ridge Hughbanks Topic: How to control the uncontrollable and secure that greener grass.

8 am - Trade Show Opens & Media Room Opens | Ficus, 2nd Floor

9-10:15 am - OCA/OCW/OJCA General Session II | Silver Oak, 2nd Floor | Sponsored by Hargrove Ranch Insurance

  • Speaker: Dr. Sara Place, Elanco Animal Health Topic: Sustainability

9 am-Noon - OJCA Leadership Development Session III | Red Bud | Speaker: Kelly Barnes

9:30-11:30 am - OCW Annual Membership Meeting | Sycamore, 2nd Floor

10:30-11 am - Learning Lounge Session 3: IMI Global | Maple, 2nd Floor

11 am-1 pm - Trade Show Visitation

11 am-2 pm - Corn Hole Tournament | AgriFinancial Trade Show Booth | Sponsored by AgriFinancial

11:30-1 pm - Trade Show Visitation with Lunch | Lunch served in Sequoia, 2nd Floor | Sponsored by CKP Insurance
*** Ticketed Meal

12-1 pm - Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy/Top Hand Club Luncheon | Council Oak, 1st Floor
Sponsored by Oklahoma National Stockyards, Buffalo Feeders and ABS
*** Go through trade show lunch in Seqouia, 2nd Floor (ticket required) & take to Council Oak to eat, 1st Floor

12:30-2:30 pm - OJCA Awards Luncheon | Council Oak, 1st Floor

  • Speaker: Amanda Radke

1-2:30 pm - OCA General Business Meeting | Silver Oak, 2nd Floor | Sponsored by BancFirst

1:30-3:45 pm - OCW General Business Meeting & Office Installation | Sycamore, 2nd Floor

2:30-3 pm - Learning Lounge Session 4: American National Insurance | Maple, 2nd Floor

2:45 pm - Drawing from Trade Show Lunch Tickets. Must be present to win.

2:45-3:30 - pm OJCA General Business Meeting | Redbud, 2nd Floor

3-4:15 pm - Cattlemen’s Educational Series Session 3 | Silver Oak, 2nd Floor
Sponsored by National Corn Growers Association | Presented by ADM Nutrition

  • Speaker: Dr. Derrell Peel Topic: Cattle Market Outlook

4:15 pm - Silent Auction Closes | Bring your items to Registration for checkout

4:30 pm - Trade Show Closes

4:30-5:30 pm - OCA/OCW/OJCA General Session III | Sponsored by Corteva

  • Speaker: Amanda Radke Topic: Innovation, Challenges & Solutions
  • Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarship Presentations

5:30-6:30 pm - Pre-Banquet Mix & Mingle | 1st Floor Atrium

6:30 pm - OCA/OJCA/OCW Awards Banquet | Council Oak Ballroom, 1st Floor | Sponsored by Oklahoma Beef Council & US Premium Beef

9-11 pm - Paul Bogart Live at the After-party | Council Oak Ballroom, 1st Floor
Paul Bogart Presented by Central Life Sciences
After-party sponsored by National Livestock Credit Corp.

Speaker Bios

Friday, July 24 | 8:30 a.m. | Topic: Private pesticide applicator license renewal

Jodie Stockett is a Range & Pasture Specialist and lives in Claude, TX. Jodie works with ranchers, applicators and retailers in planning, implementing and managing range improvements to cost-effectively realize a rancher’s goals. She started her career in the Texas Panhandle with Dow Chemical in 1986 and has worked in crops as well as range and pasture in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Jodie is active in OCA, TSCRA, and the Society for Range Management. She is a Certified Professional in Range Management (CPRM). When not on the road for Corteva, Jodie works with her husband Wes in the family farm and ranching business based at Claude. Jodie holds a B.S. degree in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University.

Friday, July 24 | 8:30 a.m. | Topic: Private pesticide applicator license renewal

Ron Courtney is a Range & Pasture Specialist and lives in Bartlesville, OK. His primary responsibility is to help ranchers, applicators and retailers understand the tools available to them and how to best use them to grow more grass for cattle or manipulate vegetation for wildlife or both at the same time. Ron earned a B.S. degree from Stephen F. Austin University and his M.S. degree in Range Management from Texas Tech University. Ron started his career as a Range & Pasture Specialist with Dow Chemical in 1985 and has worked with customers from New Mexico through Georgia. To get to Bartlesville, he married the former Sue Spence of Osage County, whose family traces their ranching heritage to 1889 when they arrived. Ron and Sue have four children.

Friday, July 24 | 10 a.m. | General Session I | Topic: Beef Trade

Kent Bacus serves as the Senior Director of International Trade and Market Access for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and is based in Washington, DC. Kent is NCBA’s lead advocate on trade priorities such as the renegotiation of NAFTA, restoring access to China, and expanding access to the European Union, Japan and other Pacific-Rim markets. In this position Kent works with Congress, the Trump Administration, and foreign governments to advance the U.S. beef industry’s trade priorities. Bacus has been part of the NCBA Washington office since 2010 and worked on tax and transportation issues in previous roles with NCBA. Prior to joining NCBA, Bacus served on political campaigns in Texas and worked for several years as the agriculture and appropriations legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole from North Carolina. Kent is originally from Wichita Falls, Texas, and holds a degree in history and political science from Texas Tech University.

Friday, July 24 | 1 p.m. | Cattlemen’s educational series, Session 1
Topic: Beef On The Plate...How does it get there?

As the vice president of foodservice for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, Sara Scott oversees domestic foodservice distribution, including chain development, and develops key strategies for industry growth. She enjoys working with partners, and the brand’s team, to maintain relationships across multiple channels of distribution and to deliver customized merchandising, marketing and educational solutions designed to achieve distributors’ goals and advance their presence in the marketplace. Sara’s passion for developing customer-driven business and marketing plans began as a marketing manager for the brand in 2007, and then as the executive account manager from Wisconsin to Texas. Prior to joining the company, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University with a dual major in agribusiness and marketing. Sara grew up in northern California on her family’s commercial cow/calf and stocker operation. She lives in Southeast Kansas with her husband, Travis, son, Gatlin, and daughter, Vivienne, on their family ranch.

Friday, July 24 | 3:00 p.m. | Cattlemen’s educational series, Session 2 | Topic: Secure Beef plan

Callahan Grund is the Executive Director for U.S. CattleTrace, the nation’s leading animal disease traceability organization. Grund previously worked in policy engagement, business development and animal disease traceability preparedness at the Kansas Department of Agriculture, including sitting on the CattleTrace Advisory Committee. Originally from Sharon Springs, Kan. located in Western Kansas, Grund grew up on a registered Gelbvieh, Balancer and Angus seedstock cow-calf operation and is still highly involved today. Grund’s involvement in the cattle industry remain his driving force to help progress animal disease traceability.

Friday, July 24 | 3:00 p.m. | Cattlemen’s educational series, Session 2 | Topic: Secure Beef plan

Dr. Rosslyn Biggs was raised in southwestern Oklahoma. She attended Oklahoma State University where she completed a bachelors of science degree in Agricultural Economics in 2001. Dr. Biggs graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Upon graduation she spent three years as a mixed animal practitioner in Chickasha, Oklahoma with a heavy emphasis on beef cow-calf and stockers. She joined USDA APHIS Veterinary Services in 2007 as a Field Veterinary Medical Officer working to eradicate disease like bovine brucellosis and tuberculosis. In 2015, Dr. Biggs joined the APHIS VS Veterinary Export Trade Services as Assistant Veterinarian In Charge managing international exports of live animals and animal products in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri. Dr. Biggs made the move to Oklahoma State University as an assistant clinical professor in summer of 2019. She currently serves as Director of Continuing Education for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Beef Cattle Specialist for Oklahoma Cooperative Extension. She and her husband have two girls and maintain operations in Stillwater and Chickasha.

Saturday, July 25 | 7:30 a.m. | inspirational Breakfast
Topic: how to control the controllable and secure the greener grass

Ridge Hughbanks is a fifth-generation farmer and rancher and proud Goldbug graduate from Alva High School. He is a Senior at Oklahoma State University majoring in Agricultural Business with a Pre-Law option. He is a product of and advocate for Agricultural Education and FFA. A lifelong student, Ridge believes honesty is the foundation to building trust with others, ignorance is prison, and coffee is only coffee when it is served hot and black.


Saturday, July 25 | 9:00 a.m. | General session II  |  Topic: Sustainability

Sara Place is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Elanco. Prior to Elanco, she was the senior director for sustainable beef production research at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and an assistant professor in sustainable beef cattle systems at Oklahoma State University. She received her PhD in Animal Biology from the University of California, Davis, a BS in Animal Science from Cornell University, and an AAS in Agriculture Business from Morrisville State College.

Saturday, July 25 | 1:00 p.m. | OCA General business meeting
Topic: Greetings from the NCBA President

Marty Smith is a rancher and an attorney from Wacahoota, Fla. He operates Smith Brothers-Wacahoota, LLC, a cow-calf operation that has been in continuous operation since 1852. It retains ownership through feedlots in Texas, Kansas and Iowa. In 1997 Smith served as president of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. He was also a member of the Florida Beef Council, where he served a two-year term as treasurer. He has also been a board member of NCBA, and worked on several committees. Prior to his current appointment as NCBA President, he served as treasurer and as a member of the Finance and Audit Committee. In addition to ranching, Smith maintains a law practice with the firm of Bond, Arnett, Phelan, Smith & Carreras in Ocala, Fla. He represents numerous farms and ranches, and specializes in business and environmental litigation.

Saturday, July 25 | 3:00 p.m. | Cattlemen’s Educational Series, Session III
Topic: Cattle Market Outlook

Dr. Derrell Peel has served as the Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist since he came to Oklahoma State University in 1989. He has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Montana State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He previously served as the Superintendent of the Southeastern Colorado Range Research Station in Springfield Colorado. His main program areas at Oklahoma State University include livestock market outlook and marketing/risk management education for livestock producers.
Derrell also works in the area of international livestock and meat trade with particular focus on Mexico and Canada and the North American livestock and meat industry. He lived in Mexico on sabbatical in 2001 and has developed an extensive knowledge of the Mexican cattle and beef industry and the economics of cattle and beef trade between the U.S. and Mexico.

Saturday, July 25 | 4:30 p.m. | General Session III | Topic: Innovation, Challenges and Solutions

Amanda Radke is a fifth generation rancher from Mitchell, S.D., who has dedicated her career to serving as a voice for the nation’s farmers and ranchers. A 2009 graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in agricultural communications, Radke previously served internships in college with USDA, NCBA and BEEF Magazine before returning to her family’s cattle operation, where she raises her family. Since 2008, Radke has written every Monday through Thursday on the BEEF Daily blog, where she tackles hot industry issues and provides tools and strategies for producers to effectively engage with consumers and deflect negative media articles on social media. When she’s not writing, ranching or chasing after her kids, Radke is traveling the country speaking to agricultural groups, reading her ranch-inspired children’s books at elementary schools or career coaching as a mentor for FFA and 4-H kids.

Saturday, July 25 | 9:00 p.m. | The Afterparty

Possessing elements of a quippy, good-natured Brad Paisley song along with the boots-and-spurs appeal of a George Strait tune, Bogart’s music radiates authenticity, a core component of country music. With the heart of a cowboy and the spirit of a gentleman, Bogart also possesses an unrivaled work ethic that displays itself with passion and integrity. Bogart knows the agricultural life firsthand, having grown up in Northeast Oklahoma to a family of truckers, team ropers and musicians; his title track, “Leather,” hearkens back to those Heartland roots and homegrown work ethic.