A local beef producer will represent Chickasha as part of Class 27 of the Cattlemen’s Leadership Academy (CLA).

Dr. Rosslyn Biggs, of Chickasha, will be part of the 27-member class put together by the Oklahoma Cattle Association (OCA). Ashley Teel, of Blanchard, will also participate in the class.

According to a release from OCA, the program is targeted for beef producers aged 25-40 with an initiative to develop young organization members “through industry exposure, education and association communication.”

OCA President Weston Givens said the program is valuable to the association and the beef industry overall.

“This program helps identify and develop young cattlemen willing to take a leadership role and carry out the OCA's vision - Leadership that serves, strengthens and advocates for the Oklahoma cattle industry," Givens said. 

The class will consist of a seminar series. The four seminars are “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. The seminars provide participants the opportunity to further explore our business, gain essential information and network with fellow OCA members.”

Givens said the first seminar is slated for Aug. 5-7 in Oklahoma City and the Dodge City, Kansas area.

For more information on OCA, call 405-235-4391 or visit www.okcattlemen.org.

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