ARIZONA BEEF AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Arizona Beef Ambassador ProgramArizona 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. 

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 14-16. Contestants under the age of 18 are required to have an adult chaperone. 

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2018 Arizona Beef Ambassador Contest

Registration Due: Postmarked by April 13, 2018 (if it is sent by postal mail)
2018 Contest: April 28, 2018 

2018 Arizona Beef Ambassador Contest Rules

2018 Arizona Beef Ambassador Application

Classroom Presentation Report
Classroom Lesson Plan 
Classroom Presentation Evaluation

 For more information Email our committee chair Keili Summey Callender. Send Email

2018 Arizona beef ambassadors

Kailee Zimmerman

The 2018 contest was held Saturday, April 28 and was open to youth ages 14 to 20. The winner of the senior division is Kailee Zimmerman.


Kailee is a 5th generation Arizonan and her family has ranched in Arizona since it was a territory. She is an active member of the 2T Ranch Show Team and the Trivium FFA Chapter and found her passion for agriculture through raising and showing livestock. Her zeal for promoting American agriculture, especially the beef industry, has led her to pursue becoming an agricultural lawyer so that she can defend and advocate for this invaluable industry.  Kailee looks forward to sharing about the "Pasture to Plate" story as well as about the amazing people involved in the beef community around the state.


As the senior ambassador, Kailee will assist in promoting beef with Arizona consumers and will also receive a $1,500 scholarship at the completion of his year of service.

Alexandra Pallanes

Alexandra is 16 years old and will be a junior attending Patagonia Union High School. She has been involved in 4-H for 8 years and is the current President of her Mustang Club. Alex is also very involved in FFA where she will serve as vice president for the upcoming 2017-2018 year. She’s shown pigs and goats for 7 years, enjoys team roping, and is also on a skillathon team that will competing at the national FFA convention in Kentucky in November.  

Past arizona State beef ambassadors

2017

Tristen Gillespie

2016

Mollimae Griffin

2015

Mackenzie Kimbro

2014

Brooke Griggeory

2013

Tori Summey 

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