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Beef association elects officers

Published: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 4:26 p.m. CDT
Ogle County Beef Association officers elected for the new year are (seated) Sheryl Hopkins, Polo, secretary, and Barb Meyer, Forreston, treasurer. From left standing are: Reid Blossom, Illinois Beef Association (IBA) Executive Vice President who was the featured speaker for the evening, Ray Schmidt of Oregon retired as President but was re-elected to the board; Jon Pearson, Mt Morris elected as vice president; and Cliff Jones of Ashton elected to the board. Luke Diehl, Mt Morris, who was unable to attend the meeting was elected President for the new year. Photo by Stan Eden

The Ogle County Beef Association held their Annual Meeting recently at the Pinecricker restaurant in Polo.

Officers elected for the new year were Luke Diehl, Mt. Morris, president;  Sheryl Hopkins, Polo, Secretary;  Barb Meyer, Forreston, Treasurer; Ray Schmidt, Oregon, who retired as president but was re-elected to the board; Jon Pearson, Mt. Morris, vice president; and Cliff Jones, Ashton.

Blossom thanked the Ogle County Beef Association for  their marketing efforts this past year and work with state and national legislative issues.

Schmidt reviewed the association activities for the year including several fund raising activities.

The Ogle County Beef Association may be seen at many community events around the County serving those tasty rib-eye-steak sandwiches.

Much of the income from these events is donated back to the community.

During the year significant donations were made to the Ag in the Classroom program, Food Pantries, and The Village of Progress.

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