MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) awarded Roger Thompson, DVM of New Albany, Ohio, the Industry Excellence Award at the OCA awards banquet held Jan. 11, 2020, at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio.
In an effort to recognize individuals who continue to promote and excel in the beef industry, each year OCA and Brownfield Ag News jointly sponsor the Industry Excellence Award. The award presentation featured a video of Dr. Roger Thompson that was generously sponsored by the Ohio Angus Association.
Dr. Roger Thompson grew up on a farm in central Indiana where he attended Purdue University majoring in Animal Science and later pursuing a veterinarian degree from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. During his senior year, he developed an interest in embryo transplant and connected with a leading Simmental seedstock farm in Kentucky. Upon graduation, he moved to Lexington to work for the farm, and then moved to Ohio in 2002.
Thompson quickly recognized the foundation of 4-H in the state of Ohio, and he connected with the family-orientation and their strong work ethics. He appreciates the relationships he has developed over the last 20 years and feels as if he has grown up with the families. He emphasizes teamwork gets the results each participant desires. He prides himself in giving techniques and forms that are easy to follow to get the results achieved. In May 2019, he reached his 40-year anniversary of embryo transplant, and hopes to continue serving clients.
The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association is a non-profit membership organization that represents the business interests and way of life important to farm families that raise cattle. It serves as the voice and issues manager for all of Ohio’s beef cattle business including cattle breeders, producers and feeders. It is the beef industry’s grassroots policy development organization and is an affiliate of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association strives to maintain profitability and growth of Ohio’s beef industry, while providing consumers with safe and wholesome beef.
— Ohio Cattlemen’s Association
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