The Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association (OCA) has a strong presence at the Oklahoma State Capitol every legislative session and works closely with legislators to advance and protect the Oklahoma beef cattle industry. Annually, OCA recognizes legislators that go above and beyond working with OCA to accomplish our mission. This year, OCA recognized Rep. Toni Hasenbeck with an OCA Legislative Appreciation Award.
"For the past two legislative sessions, OCA prioritized legislation that would make labeling of alternative meat products more transparent and accurate for consumers," said Michael Kelsey, OCA Executive Vice President. "Rep. Hasenbeck helped lead that legislative charge in the House during both legislative sessions."
Rep. Hasenbeck, R-Elgin, grew up in agriculture. She and her husband Hank are still deeply involved in the beef industry in Elgin, Oklahoma. Before being elected to the House in 2018, Rep. Hasenbeck was an elementary teacher in the Elgin school district.
"The OCA is thrilled to recognize Rep. Hasenbeck and thank her for her leadership for two consecutive legislative sessions to shepherd two different bills through the Legislature that address labeling of alternative meat products," said Kelsey.
For more information about OCA membership, the theft reward program or activities, call 405-235-4391 or visit www.okcattlemen.org.