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Save the date for the 2022 Dean’s Charity Steer Show on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, during the Ohio State Fair. All proceeds from the show will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Central Ohio.

The inaugural 2019 event was hosted by Cathann A. Kress, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. It exceeded all expectations when $152,000 was raised for RMHC.

More than 900 spectators attended the charity steer show, held at the Voinovich Livestock & Trade Center, and nearly 8,000 tuned in to watch via live stream on Facebook. Donation amounts ranged from 81 cents to $15,000.

“It is a wonderful event that celebrates agriculture and children, both our 4-H youth as well as youth who benefit from the amazing Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio,” Kress said.

Central Ohio celebrity exhibitors will once again team up with experienced 4-H members and their steers to compete in the show for bragging rights and the three awards of Best Steer, Showmanship, and People’s Choice.

Following the show, an auction “sale” will take place in the show ring. No actual animals will trade hands. Instead, all bids and sale proceeds will be donated to RMHC.

The 2022 celebrities and 4-H families will be announced at a later date.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC)

The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Located across the street from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, the Ronald McDonald House serves as a home-away-from-home for families while a child is hospitalized. More than 4,500 families use the facility each year with 82,000 nights of lodging provided. It is also the largest Ronald McDonald House in the world with 137 guest rooms and 120,000 square feet of kitchens, dining areas, play rooms, laundry facilities, a meditation room, exercise room, and informal gathering areas.

Can you imagine what it’s like for a family traveling for childhood medical care? Or if you had to travel for care for your child for two or nine years? RMHC helps miracles thrive. To find out more click on the previous links or visit

The Dean’s Charity Steer Show is coordinated by:

  • The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
  • Telhio Credit Union
  • Ohio Cattlemen’s Association


Thank you to all the local celebrity exhibitors for their time and support—it wouldn’t be possible without them.


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