Arizona Beef Ambassador Program
Arizona Beef Ambassadors are passionate youth advocates for the Arizona beef industry. The winners are the official youth representatives of the Arizona State Cowbelles (ASC) and the beef community. The senior winner will travel the state sharing the story of beef from pasture to plate with consumers and students and will participate in the national contest.
The purpose of the program is to provide Arizona consumers and students with positive nutritional, economic and environmental stewardship information related to beef consumption and the beef community. Participants learn how to effectively address issues and misconceptions, accurately share industry practices and promote the versatile uses of beef.
In addition to receiving recognition for winning the Arizona Beef Ambassador Program, the senior winner receives a $1500 cash scholarship, awarded at the end of their term, and the opportunity to travel to statewide ASC and beef industry events. The Junior Beef Ambassador winner receives recognition and $50 cash award.
The senior division is open to youth ages 17-20 and the junior* division is open to youth ages 10-16. Contestants under the age of 18 are required to have an adult chaperone. *The national junior division is 12-16*
2016 Arizona Beef Ambassador Contest
Registration Due: June 18, 2016 (emailing the form is preferred)
2016 Contest: June 25, 2016
For questions or more information about Arizona's Beef Ambassador Contest, email committee chair, Katy Wright.
Introducing our 2015 Arizona Beef Ambassador, Mackenzie Kimbro!
The 2015 contest was held Saturday, March 21 on the University of Arizona campus and was open to youth ages 10 to 20. The winner of the senior division is Mackenzie Kimbro. A sixth generation cattle rancher from southeastern Arizona, Kimbro is already an active advocate for the beef community, sharing her first-hand experiences Arizona with consumers. To further her knowledge about all things beef, she plans to attend culinary school.
Mackenzie will receive an all expense paid trip to the National Beef Ambassador contest in September 2015 in Denver, Colorado and will also receive a $1,000 scholarship at the completion of her year of service.
Past Arizona State Beef Ambassadors