Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen's Association Annual Convention

July 19 & 20, 2019   |  Embassy Suites, Norman, OK

 


 Registration Agenda  |  Featured Speakers | Contest Rules & Star Application


 Registration Information

  • Advance Registration $75.00 each   (On Site $80.00 each)

  • Registration Fee includes: Friday Lunch, Trade Show Receptions, Saturday Awards Luncheon, All Leadership Development Sessions

  • Additional lunch tickets: $30 each

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Friday, July 19

8:30 a.m. - Depart Embassy Suites for Lopez Foods
- Lopez Foods is recognized among the top meat companies in the U.S., and is an industry leader in supplying a variety of protein products to the largest restaurant chains and retailers in the world. They take pride in the 40-year relationship with McDonald’s. In addition to the beef, pork, and chicken products it supplies McDonald’s, Lopez Foods produces a variety of fully-cooked products.
** Must wear pants and closed-toed shoes to tour Lopez Foods, clothing layers suggested (example:  hoodie and jacket)

9:15 a.m. - Arrive at Lopez Foods
11:45 a.m. - Depart Lopez Foods
12:30 p.m. - Arrive at Embassy Suites
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. - OCA|OJCA|OCW General Session 1
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. - Break
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. - OJCA Star Cattleman Contest
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. - Trade Show Reception
7:30 – 9:00 p.m. - OJCA Leadership Session I

Saturday, July 20
9:00 a.m. – Noon - OJCA Leadership Session II
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. - OJCA Awards Luncheon
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. - OJCA Leadership Session III
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. - OJCA General Business Meeting
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. - OCA|OJCA|OCW General Session 2


Leadership Development Speakers

 

Brooklan Light grew up in Enid, Okla. and graduated from Garber High School.  She is currently cowboy at Oklahoma State. This coming fall, Brooklan will be a junior, majoring in Plant and Soil Science with an emphasis on Crop Management. Following graduation, she plans to pursue a career in soil science as an agronomist with the end goal of creating a breakthrough with laboratory made alternatives for phosphorus fertilizer as well as helping in the fight for agricultural sustainability. Brooklan is Oklahoma’s current National FFA Officer Candidate and formerly served as the 2017-2018 Oklahoma State FFA Reporter. Brooklan says, “My values are faith, family, and agriculture in that exact order, and my agricultural roots run deep. I have a passion for people, service, and all things blue and gold.” 

 

 

Cole Eschete - Born and raised in Bokchito, Okla., just 20 miles east of Durant, Cole’s roots in agriculture run deep. Purebred Angus beef cattle are raised on his family’s cow-calf operation. His family’s ranch is named the Lost Cajun Ranch in homage to his fathers Louisiana roots. Like many country kids, Cole grew up spending countless hours working on the ranch in the hay field on a tractor, building fence, doctoring and maintaining the cattle herd and anything else the job required. Other than being active at home Cole was involved in his hometown and community which he says has helped him into the man he is today. Cole was also heavily involved in 4-H and FFA growing up. From showing pigs to giving speeches he loved every minute in the organization that eventually lead him to running for a state Office for Oklahoma FFA where he was elected for the 2017-2018 Southeast Area Vice President. That lead to his dream coming true of becoming the 2018-2019 Oklahoma FFA State FFA President. Cole is a currently a Junior at Oklahoma State University where he is majoring in Animal Science. Upon graduation he plans to go into Agricultural sales as well as continuing to ranch and help  people of agriculture.