Ohio Beef Expo to celebrate 35-year anniversary

The Ohio Beef Expo will celebrate its 35th anniversary during the 2023 event March 16-19 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.

The event offers livestock enthusiasts from across Ohio and the surrounding states a unique experience that brings together education, breed sales, youth shows, retail opportunities and more in one location.

This year’s schedule will be similar to the 2022 event. The Colosseum will be used for all Junior Show activities. The Junior Show continues with the Market Animal Show on March 18th and the Heifer Show on March 19th. A Junior Show will be held online and viaducts will be reserved for Ohio Cattleman’s Association BEST sponsors. Remaining viaduct bays will be auctioned online in mid-February.

Nine breeds will have sales during the Expo on both Friday and Saturday.

The Expo Trade Show will continue to host vendors and retailers of all kinds to give attendees the opportunity to purchase everything from semen to trailers and from display supplies to insurance. The opening day of the fair is March 16th, starting at 3 p.m

The Genetic Pathway offers buyers the opportunity to purchase seeds from some of the country’s leading genetics.

The official Expo hotel will be the Hilton Columbus/Polaris at 8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus, Ohio. A discounted room rate is available to Ohio Beef Expo attendees through February 21st. This hotel will host The Social where ranchers gather on Thursday nights to socialize and network.

Admission to the Ohio Beef Expo is free. Parking is $5 per day and weekend parking passes are $14.

For more information about Ohio Beef Expo 2023, email OCA at [email protected]call 614-873-6736 or visit us ohiobeefexpo.com.

Ohio State students receive national project awards

Two Ohio State University students recently received awards for submissions to the 2022 National Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow (NACT) critique and competition. The competition offers students the opportunity to have their work analyzed by peers and compared to members from across the country .

In the Design and Layout Division: Logo Design, Mallory Liles, a junior studying Agricultural Communications from Wapakoneta, took second place for her entry “InSight Outdoors”.

Kamryn Kreis, a senior studying Agricultural Communications from Adamsville, received second place in the Photography Division: Photo Series for her entry “Grand Drive.”

In the Photography: People Photo category, Kreis took first place for her entry Game Faces On. Other competition categories include writing, publishing, electronic media and public relations.

In addition to participating in the NACT Critique and Contest, Ohio State ACT hosted several events throughout the academic year to promote the agribusiness and develop member skills. The club hosts Farmer’s Share, an event held at The Oval on the Ohio State campus to educate students, faculty and employees about the agribusiness.

The Night for Young Professionals, an event for students to network with industry leaders and expand their professional skills, is also organized by ACT.

To learn more about the Agricultural Communications major, visit acel.osu.edu or call 614-247-6358.

Apply for Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarships

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation offers several scholarships to students from rural, suburban, and urban communities in Ohio who are pursuing a degree related to agribusiness.

Nearly 50 awards are given to deserving students through 14 scholarship funds. The online application deadline is below ofbf.org is March 31st.

In addition, many county agricultural offices have their own grant programs. To view all scholarship opportunities visit ofbf.org.

For more information about the grants the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation offers, call Kelly Warner at 614-246-8205.

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