The Jefferson County Livestock Association’s 62nd annual meeting and banquet will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Inn at Cross Keys Station in Madras.

The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m., with special presentations.

Ken and Dianne Read will talk about their work as beef cattle improvement co-chairmen with the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association.

At 11 a.m., Jefferson County Sheriff Jim Adkins will speak on “Wolf Issues” and “Crime Scene Investigation.”

Then at 11:30 a.m., Ray Sessler, president of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, will give an update on OCA issues.

A no-host lunch will be held at noon, provided by the Madras FFA Chapter.

The general business meeting will get underway at 12:45 p.m. Topics will include: the Wolf Task Force, a report on the 4-H/FFA fair auction, memorandum of understanding with the Jefferson County and Fair Board, the Supreme Beef Award, and nomination of officers.

The banquet gets started at 5 p.m., with a no-host social hour.

A tri-tip roast dinner, prepared by Joe David and the Black Bear Diner crew, with Culver FFA members serving.

The cost of the banquet is $20 per person, and those attending should RSVP by calling Kristina Gomes at 541-489-3350 by Feb. 11 (leave a message).

During the banquet, there will be presentations of the Livestockman of the Year Award, Supreme Beef Award, and Special Recognition Award.

The Moss Brother’s Bunkhouse Band will entertain, there will be silent and live auctions, and door prizes. Funds raised go toward youth scholarships.

“The evening should be entertaining and fun. It’s a great time to meet others in the livestock industry, and visit with old friends and neighbors,” said Jefferson County Livestock Association President George Albert.

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