Congratulations to the Collegiate CattleWomen's Club at Ohio State
They were acknowledged at 2015 CFAES Recognition Banquet in April.
New Activity Award – Collegiate CattleWomen’s Club at Ohio State, “Buckeyes for Beef”
Demi Snider Chosen as National Beef Ambassador!
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 outreach 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 associations 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.