Ohio Beef Ambassador - Applications Due : October 2015
OCW Scholarship - Applications Due : December 2015
March 20-22, 2015
Ohio Beef Expo, Columbus, OH
July 29 - August 9, 2015
The Ohio State Fair
Once again an Ohioan has been chosen to be a 2015 National Beef Ambassador! She follows Sierra Jepsen who was chosen as a 2014 National Beef Ambassador. What an honor for the youth of Ohio! The National Beef Ambassador Program is funded in part by the Beef Checkoff and managed by the American National CattleWomen, Inc. There were 20 senior contestants ages 17 – 21. They were judged in the areas of consumer promotion, education and oureach strategy, media interview technique and issues response at the event held in Denver. These contestants vied for a place on this elite team of agriculture advocates and $5000 in cash prizes sponsored exclusively by Farm Crdit. Additionally five educational scholarships totaling %5000 were given by the American National CattleWomen Foundation, Inc. and Monsanto. The winning members of the team are Rachel Purdy (Wyoming), Will Pohlman (Arkansas), Alicia Smith (Texas), Kalyn McKibben (Oklahoma), and Demi Snider (Ohio).
While preparing for this national beef promotion and education competition, youth across the nation learn about beef and the beef industry with support from state CattleWomen and Cattlemen’s associaitons and state beef councils. The preparation highlights industry issues of current consumer interest. Winners of the state competitions compete at the national level where they receive additional training. After the event, the youth ambassadors speak to industry issues and misconceptions and educate their peers and meal-time decision makers about beef nutrition, cattle care, safety and more during consumer events, in the classroom and online.
Taken from an ANCW press release
If you have any questions about the next Beef Ambassador competition, please call Kathy at 419-492-2576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.