Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2015 Virginia Beef Ambassador Contest

Become Virginia's 2015 Beef Ambassador!  Compete in a promotional contest to advocate for the BEEF industry!
The state contest will be held at the Virginia Beef Expo in Rockingham County on April 18.  This contest is open to everyone ages 12-20, and owning beef cattle is not a requirement!  You could have the opportunity to travel to Colorado and compete with youth from all over the nation.
The Beef Ambassador Program strives to provide an opportunity for youth to educate consumers of all ages about beef nutrition, food safety, and stewardship practices of the beef industry.  The goal of the program is to utilize beef ambassadors to engage consumers and youth in the beef production story through promotion, education, media, and the online environment.
Each of the top three senior division winners and the top placing junior division winner will be awarded prize money upon the fulfillment of the ambassador requirements.  Additionally, the top placing senior division winner will be sponsored to attend the National Beef Ambassador Contest.
The Virginia Beef Ambassadors will be the official youth representatives of the beef industry.  The term of the ambassadors will begin immediately following the completion of the Virginia Beef Ambassador Contest and will last for one year.  Ambassadors will be required to appear at the following events: Virginia Beef Month activities (May), Summer Grilling events (June/July), Virginia Cattlemen's Convention (July), County Fairs or Farm Tours, and Virginia State Fair (September/October).  Ambassadors may be invited to attend additional consumer events throughout the year.

Please check the document library in the blog post follow up information folder for more information and the registration packet.