Winter Bonanza is an annual cattle jackpot hosted by Pi Chapter of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. The first show was held on December 15, 2001 at the Payne Country Fairgrounds in Stillwater, OK- and has been held there ever since! The show is a two day Steer & Heifer show with two exhibition rings to compete in each day. The breed classes we typically have are:
Commercial, Jr. Mini Hereford, Mini Hereford, Angus, Red Angus, Brahman, Brangus, Charolais, Chianina, Horned Hereford, Polled Hereford, Limousin, Limiflex, Maine-Angus, Maine-Anjou, Maintainer, Shorthorn, Shorthorn Plus, and Simmental. (Three entires are required for a Breed)
The payout for Grand Champion in both rings A and B is $1500.
We love hosting this jackpot each year, and enjoy seeing the many returning exhibitors!
Learn more about wHY we do IT
The main goal of the Winter Bonanza show is to act as a philanthropy for an individual or cause involving agriculture. Whether it be a medical condition, natural disaster, or other challenge, we aim to give back to those around us. All exhibitors are given the opportunity to donate 10% of their winnings to the philanthropy.
This year, we will be donating the proceeds to the OSU Pete's Pantry. This pantry is through the Oklahoma State University Student Government Association, and works to alleviate food insecurity on campus- something that 43% of current students struggle with according to a 2019 student survey. We believe this is a perfect combination of serving those around us while also supporting agriculture and agriculture products.
On top of this, we are also setting up an endowed scholarship to be presented to a cattle showman exhibiting their livestock at the Oklahoma Youth Expo. Knowing the value of the next generation of agriculturists, it is imperative that we express our support for every exhibitor that walks into our ring. We believe strongly in supporting those around us, especially those who embody the same values and care for agriculture as Alpha Gamma Rho, just as the recipient chosen will be.
Want to Donate?
If you are interested in donating to our philanthropy, reach out to one of the individuals below:
Traber Smithson: (580) 747-6046
Joseph David: (405) 501-3384