January 10, 2017: Taking It Back Tour: The Virginias


Join us January 10th in Timberville, VA 

If we are going to take on the world’s largest corporations, all independent farmers and ranchers must be organized and speaking as one voice. Join us to say “enough is enough.”

WHAT: With this year’s calf prices dropping to about half of what they were a year ago and putting Virginia and West Virginia cattle producers’ viability in question, cattle producers will learn of actions to take to win back a free and just market to regain a fair share of the retail beef prices. A team from the Organization for Competitive Markets will make a presentation covering the nature of the national market crisis, as well as legislation and litigation efforts for addressing the situation. Complimentary refreshments will be provided by OCM.

WHO: Featured speakers:

  • Mike Weaver, OCM President, President of Contract Poultry Growers Association of the Virginias, from Fort Seybert, WV
  • Mike Callicrate, OCM Director, cattle producer and owner of Ranch Foods Direct, a direct marketing beef company, from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Joe Maxwell, OCM member, fourth generation hog farmer and former Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, from Mexico, MO
  • Jonathan Buttram, OCM Director, President of Alabama Contract Poultry Growers Association

WHEN: Tuesday, January 10th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: Plains Community Center, 233 McCauley Ave, Timberville, VA 22853

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