WCA Annual Awards
Each year Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association honors a Cattleman of the Year and Friend of Cattle at Winter Conference.
New this year WCA and WBC will be honoring a BQA and Environmental Stewardship Awards.
Nominations can be made by any WCA member and are due by Dec. 21, 2018. Click here: Previous WCA Award Winners History
CATTLEMAN OF THE YEAR
This award honors a cattleman (producer) from Wisconsin that has excelled in various areas of the state’s industry and exemplifies the ideals of WCA. Areas of excellence may include accomplishments within a beef or dairy operation including
Beef Quality Assurance Award
This award will be given to producers who have implemented BQA practices on the farm, have helped in the promotion of the BQA program in Wisconsin and helped improve animal care practices for the beef and/or dairy industry. They must have an up to date BQA certification in order to qualify. This award is sponsored by Wisconsin Beef Council
FRIEND OF CATTLEMEN
This award honors an organization or individual that has gone above and beyond to support the Wisconsin Beef Industry such as the Steak Trailer, legislative areas, educational events, or other activities. Involvement and support to the state’s beef industry may also include support to producers in the state or other organizations/events such as the Wisconsin Beef Council, Wisconsin State Fair, UW Extension or other academic institutions. Award criteria are broad and open-ended to allow for the selection of any deserving recipient that has benefited WCA, individual cattlemen, and the WI Beef Industry as a whole.
Wisconsin Environmental Stewardship Award
The award recognizes outstanding environmental stewardship practices and conservation achievements of Wisconsin cattle producers. At the national
2019 WCA Awards
Dave & rena Koening
2019 New WCA Board Members