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Cattle standing in front of a hay ring. Heifers with a black body and a white face standing around a metal, round hay ring with a round hay bale inside of the ring, munching on hay.
The OSU Ranch Tour gives participants a first-hand look at some of the top cattle operations across the state. (Photo by OSU Agriculture)

Register now for OSU Ranch Tour, May 11-12

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Media Contact: Gail Ellis | Editorial Communications Coordinator | 405-744-9152 |

Oklahoma State University Extension will host its 2023 Ranch Tour May 11-12 in southern Oklahoma. The registration deadline is May 1.

OSU Extension beef specialists and other Oklahoma producers have designed a six-stop tour this year with overnight accommodations in Ada. The event is an opportunity for participants to learn more about the ranching industry and visit some of the most progressive operations in the state, including:

May 11

  • Frontier Trading Co., Roff
  • Bill Clark, Roff
  • Callison Ranch Beef, Stonewall
  • Banks Polled Herefords, Ada

May 12

  • Heavybuilt Manufacturing Inc. Coalgate
  • Wes Watkins Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Atoka

The tour will depart from the Pontotoc Agri-plex in Ada at noon on May 11. The $40 registration fee includes the cost of transportation, an evening meal, entertainment, snacks and drinks.

Register online or submit a printed registration form by May 1. A list of hotel accommodations in Ada and the complete tour schedule is available at

For other questions, please contact Brian Freking, Ada area livestock specialist, at or 580-332-7011.

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