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OCA Webinar on the COOP Model for Beef Packing and Processing--Register Now

Mon, 01 Jun 2020 13:55:54 CDT

OCA Webinar on the COOP Model for Beef Packing and Processing--Register Now A webinar to explore the Coop Model for Beef Packing and Processing has been set for Thursday, June 4 at 2 p.m.

Dr. Phil Kenkel, OSU Department of Agriculture Economics will be the featured panelist. The webinar is
offered and hosted by the recently formed Packer/Processor Task Force, formed by the Oklahoma
Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) and the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association

“The task force has discussed many different business models to expand packing and processing
capacity in Oklahoma,” said Michael Kelsey, Task Force Co-Chair and OCA Executive Vice
President. “Additionally, members of the task force have received questions and comments from
producers interested in creating a COOP packing plant. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the
different types of COOP models and how they might work in beef packing and processing.”

The webinar will be hosted on Zoom and registration is required. The webinar ID is 853 8505 9192. The
webinar password is 761875. To get signed up for the Webinar, click here:

The 15-person task force has met several times since the initial meeting in early May 2020 and was
formed with the mission of exploring opportunities that can be provided to Oklahoma beef cattlemen
and women specifically in the area of beef packing and processing.

The OCA is the trusted voice of the Oklahoma Cattle Industry. OCA is the only voice that speaks solely
for the cattlemen of Oklahoma and represents beef producers in all 77 counties across the state. For
more information about OCA membership, the theft reward program or activities call 405-235-4391 or
visit www.okcattlemen.org.



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