Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association is pleased to announce the addition of Taylor Shackelford to the staff team in Oklahoma City. Taylor grew up on a Hereford and Club Calf operation in Prosper, Texas. Taylor will lead OCA’s Foundation and Association Marketing along with assisting in OCA’s lobbying efforts.
“I am excited to have Taylor join our staff team. He brings enthusiasm, leadership and beef industry passion along with valuable policy experience,” said Michael Kelsey, OCA Executive Vice President. “OCA is blessed with a staff that is 100% dedicated to the betterment of Oklahoma’s beef cattle industry. Taylor will fit in so well to this commitment. I look forward to working with him.”
Taylor’s starting date is October 15th. He comes to OCA from the USDA Farm Service Agency as a program technician in Waco, Texas.
“I am thrilled to be steering my career path back toward the beef cattle industry,” said Shackelford. “I hope to amplify the voices of cattlemen and women across Oklahoma to the ears of gatekeepers and lawmakers in OKC and D.C. and grow a foundation rooted in opportunity for action and economic achievement. I come to OCA ready to hit the ground running. Look for me at the Fall Gatherings - I’m looking forward to collaborating with each of you.”
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. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. For more information about OCA membership, the theft reward program or activities call 405-235-4391 or visit www.okcattlemen.org.