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2015 Tennessee Beef Ambassador Contest

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 jsullivan@beefup.org or Lauren Neale, Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association, (615) 896-2333 or lauren@tncattle.org . Contest materials can also be found at www.tncattle.org and in the Tennessee Cattle Business magazine.