The Master Cattleman program includes an educational curriculum based on the Oklahoma Beef Cattle Manual and a producer certification process.

AFTON – Augustus Holland and Courtney May, County Ag Educators in Delaware and Ottawa County, are looking for anyone interested in participating in an OSU Master Cattleman class hosted in Afton.

The Master Cattleman program was introduced in 2004. The objective of this program is to enhance the profitability of beef operations and the quality of life of beef cattle producers by equipping them with vital information on all aspects of beef production, business planning, risk management and marketing. The Master Cattleman program includes an educational curriculum based on the Oklahoma Beef Cattle Manual and a producer certification process. This class supplies over 28 hours of instruction.

If there is enough interest in the area, classes would begin Nov. 2, 2017. The date for the classes would be Nov. 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 28th, 30th, Dec. 5 & Dec. 9th. Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the days listed above. There will be a fee of $125 for the class to cover the materials and gate sign. Couples or business partners have the option of only paying $125, but will only receive one manual and one gate sign. If we feel there will be enough interest, we will need to do pre-registrations around the middle of October, at which your fee will be due for the class.

If you are interested, please call or email Gus Holland at the Delaware County Extension office, 918-253-4332 or gus.holland@okstate.edu or Courtney May at the Ottawa County Extension office, 918-542-1688 or courtney.l.may@okstate.edu.