Cattlemen's Leadership Academy

The OCA Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy (CLA) is targeted for beef producers ages 25 – 40.  The program is designed to develop young members through industry exposure, education and association communication. 

CLA consists of a series of four seminars designed to expose participants to leaders from all segments of the industry, including: purebred, cow-calf, backgrounding, dairy, feeding, processing, retail, foodservice, animal health, marketing, finance, etc. Essential to the overall program are industry issues sessions and business/financial management training. The seminars will provide participants the opportunity to further explore our business, gain essential information and network with fellow OCA members. 

Each year 20 OCA member/beef producers are selected through an online application process to participate.  There is very minimal cost to participate; meals and lodging are covered by CLA Sponsors.

CLA Participant Qualifications are:

- OCA Membership
 - Active in the Oklahoma Beef Industry
 - Between the ages of 25 and 40
 - Willing to commit to the session dates

We chose to postpone the Cattlemen's Leadership Academy in August 2020 and plan to start back up with CLA Class 28 in August of 2021.  Typically, applications to be part of the CLA program open each spring, but since the program was postponed, applications will not open until the Spring of 2022.

This is any excellent opportunity to become an better informed and prepared future leader of the cattle industry.  The CLA year runs from July to July.  If you would like to learn more about the program call the OCA Office at 405.235.4391. 

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