OKLAHOMA CITY — Frederick Drummond of Pawhuska was named Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association’s "Cattleman of the Year" during the OCA’s 62nd annual convention last weekend in Midwest City.

The award is the highest honor that the OCA bestows upon a member and was designed to recognize OCA members who have made significant contributions to the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and to beef production.

"Drummond has been a national, state and local leader in the cattle industry for many years," said Richard Gebhart, OCA President. "He has served in numerous leadership positions including president of OCA in 1985, chairman of the OCA and NCBA Tax and Credit Committees, and President of the Osage County Cattlemen’s Association."

In 2004, Drummond was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. He is a founding member of the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy and served as its chairman from 1999-2001. In 1978, he received the Goodyear Conservation Award and in 1995, he was honored with the Charles and David Koch Award for Better Government in Oklahoma from the Oklahoma Academy for State Government.

Drummond believes education to be very important being a graduate of Oklahoma State University, Stanford University and the Wisconsin School of Banking.

Drummond is the third generation to operate the Drummond Ranches, assuming that role in 1959. The Drummond ranch can trace its roots to the 1880’s when the first Frederick Drummond emigrated from Scotland to the Osage Reservation and began a great ranching legacy. Frederick’s son Ford is now running the family ranch, where the fifth generation of Drummonds are involved in the ranching tradition. Frederick and wife, Janet has been married for 55 years. In addition to their son Ford, they have three daughters, Diana, Ann, and Jane, and nine grandchildren.

To give a hint of Drummonds’s character and talent, here are some comments from leaders of the OCA:

"Frederick Drummond was the most knowledgeable Tax Committee Chairman that OCA and NCBA ever had. He always performed in any leadership capacity that he was given with 100 percent effort and each organization he led a terrific hand! Congratulations Frederick!" — Bob Drake, past OCA President.

"Frederick was a leader, that as an Executive Officer, I could rely upon for sound advice and true wisdom. I truly enjoyed working with him and I am certain that OCA is a better organization because of his leadership." — Jarold Callahan, past OCA Executive Vice President.

Dupont Crop Services sponsored the Cattleman of Year award.

For more information about OCA membership, the theft reward program or activities call 405-235-4391 or visit www.okcattlemen.org.