The Lane County Livestock Association (LCLA) was founded in 1939 and has operated continuously in Lane County since then. It is the primary association for livestock producers in Lane County and is associated with the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association.
The LCLA has three primary functions: To serve as a social connection between producers, to sponsor producer education and third to support youth programs through 4-H, FFA and the County Fair.
LCLA has worked closely with OSU Extension since the closure of the traditional Extension Office in Lane County and the rebirth of a livestock extension arrangement between LCLA and the Western Oregon Extension Agent.
The LCLA sponsors an annual youth auction at the end of the County Fair where a variety of marketable animals are sold to the public. More recently, 2015, an Annual Youth Producer of the Year Award was started to encourage more youth to become involved in agriculture.
The LCLA works closely with the Lane County Fair Board. The primary point of contact for county fair participants is the website at www.atthefair.com.