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. In addition the senior winner wins an expense paid trip to compete at the 2012 National Beef Ambassador Program competition in Bentonville, Arkansas (September 27-28 2013). 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*
2013 Arizona Beef Ambassador Contest
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Pima County Fairgrounds
Entry deadline: March 8, 2013
For questions or more information about Arizona's Beef Ambassador Contest, email committee chair, Katy Wright.
Make sure to check out the National Beef Ambassador Program.
Introducing our 2012 Arizona Beef Ambassador, Keili Summey!
Keili is a very active advocate in the agriculture industry. She just finished her year as serving as the Arizona State FFA Secretary where she traveled across Arizona, visiting high school classrooms and presenting leadership workshops. Keili has been passionate about agriculture education and advocating because of her involvement in the FFA, where she developed an agriculture literacy program to educate elementary students about farm animals and the food industry. Keili continually shows her passion for “AG-vocating” and just recently landed a job as the new Agriculture in the Classroom Assistant for Arizona Farm Bureau, where she will give presentations about agriculture and develop curriculum kits to give to schools in Maricopa County. Keili is also involved in Karate and has been studying Okinawan Shuri-Ryu for nearly 13 years and is a multiple National and World Karate Champion. Keili is currently attending Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Arizona, and plans on transferring to University of Arizona to earn her degree in Agriculture Education. She hopes to become a high school agriculture teacher and Karate Instructor.
Past Arizona State Beef Ambassadors
2012 Keili Summey
2011 Kelli Rovey
2010 Cheyenne Robinson
2009 Melissa Turner
2008 Crystal Noon
2007 Caitlin Williams
2006 Nick Lanford
2005 Amber Hruska
2004 Anna Groseta
2003 Nicolette Klump
2002 Caitlin Moss
2001 Ashleigh Beebee
2000 Katy Groseta
1998 Stephanie Wellert