The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) awarded Linde Sutherly, New Carlisle, Ohio with the Friend of the Expo Award at the Ohio Beef Expo, held March 16-18 at the Ohio Expo Center. Each year, dedicated volunteers spend countless hours ensuring the success of the Expo. In an effort to show OCA’s sincere appreciation for those who have dedicated themselves over the years, the Ohio Beef Expo Planning Committee presents the Friend of the Expo award to worthy recipients who have contributed to the success of the past 31 years of the Expo.
Sutherly grew up on a farm in Northeast Ohio. Her family raised club calves, and she continues to raise cattle today with her husband, Dave, and son, Austin. After studying animal sciences at The Ohio State University, she started Linde’s Livestock Photography in 2001. Sutherly has been taking pictures of the seedstock shows and sales and the junior show at the Expo since 2014. In addition to the Expo, she photographs OCA’s BEST shows, several exhibitions across the Midwest, the North American International Livestock Exposition and other major livestock events.
“Linde is a huge supporter of OCA’s youth programs. In addition to the Expo, she assists OCA year-round with other youth programs and events. She approaches each with great creativity and is willing to volunteer at every turn to make them successful,” said Elizabeth Harsh, OCA Executive Director.
Showmanship, the junior show and youth events are Sutherly’s favorite parts of the Expo. She loves watching the kids and being a part of the tradition at the Expo. “The Expo is a big deal for a lot of folks, I love seeing the excitement that families have for this event,” said Sutherly.
Posted: March 21, 2018