Draganic receives Friend of the Expo Award at 34th Ohio Beef Expo

The 34th Ohio Beef Expo, hosted by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA), was held March 17-20 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. At this year’s event, J.L. Draganic of Wakeman, Ohio was honored with the Friend of the Expo Award for his dedication and contributions to the Expo’s annual success. The Ohio Beef Expo is the premier event for Ohio’s beef industry covering many facets of the beef world with seedstock shows and sales, a trade show, a competitive junior show and much more all in one place. 

Draganic became involved with the Expo as a volunteer on the junior show committee over 13 years ago. Since then, he served as an Expo co-chair for several years and has been on the OCA board of directors since 2013. While he recently stepped down from his co-chairman position, Draganic continues to support the Expo where needed to ensure its success.  

Draganic became involved in the beef industry at a young age, where he raised steers and heifers through the 4-H program. His passion for agriculture bloomed over time as he, and his wife, Jessica are raising their two children on a family farm in Huron County while he also works full-time for a local farm implement company. 

 Photo cutline: J.L. Draganic (left) receives the Friend of the Expo award from Bill Tom, Expo Vice Chairman.

Posted: March 24, 2022