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 2015 National Beef Ambassador Program competition in Denver, Colorado (September 26-27, 2014). 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*
2014 Arizona Beef Ambassador Contest
Entry deadline: March 15, 2014
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 2013 Arizona Beef Ambassador, Tori Summey!
The 2013 contest was held Wednesday, April 17 at the Arizona Cattle Grower’s Association offices in Phoenix and was open to youth ages 10 to 20. The winner of the senior division is Tori Summey. Summey currently attends Central Arizona College and plans on transferring to California Polytechnic to earn a degree in Agricultural Communications and Child Development. Tori is an active advocate for the agriculture industry and is currently the 2012-2013 Arizona FFA State Vice President which has provided many opportunities for her to participate in agricultural literacy in high school and elementary classrooms. Tori will receive an all expense paid trip to the National Beef Ambassador contest in September 2013 in Bentonville, Arkansas and will also receive a $1,000 scholarship at the completion of her year of service.
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