The beef industry is seeking young people who like to tutor, talk
and tweet about beef. Applications are being accepted through June 19
for the 2015 Tennessee Beef Ambassador Contest. The competition
identifies and trains young people to be spokespersons for the beef
industry. The state competition will take place during Tennessee Beef
Expo at Middle Tennessee State University on July 8. The state
competition is sponsored by the Tennessee Beef Industry Council and the
Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association.
The contest has two divisions: junior (ages 13-16) and
senior (ages 17-20). The top three Tennessee state winners in each
division will receive cash awards. Tennessee’s senior winner will travel
to Denver, Colorado, September 25-26, to compete for one of five
national ambassador positions. The senior winner will also receive
$750 for travel expenses to the national competition.
The competition is designed to test participants’ skills
in advocating for the beef industry and alleviating misconceptions
they hear from the media or consumers. It is helping prepare the youth
to be the future of the industry.
For more information and entry materials, contact Janna Sullivan, Tennessee Beef Industry Council, (615) 896-5811 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lauren Neale, Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association, (615) 896-2333 or email@example.com . Contest materials can also be found at www.tncattle.org and in the Tennessee Cattle Business magazine.