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Beef Ambassador team members sought in MN


Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Minneapolis, MN- Applications are currently being accepted for the MN Beef Ambassador Team for 2013. The MN Beef Ambassador team provides an opportunity for youth to educate consumers and students about beef nutrition, food safety and stewardship and is funded through the Beef Checkoff.

Individuals interested in being a part of the MN Beef Ambassador Team will compete during the MN Beef Expo at the CHS Miracle Birth Center on the MN State Fair Grounds on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 4-7:00pm.

Senior division contestants must be 16-19 years of age by September 1, 2012. Junior contestants must be 13 and 15 years of age as of September 1, 2012. The senior winner receives a $500 scholarship from the Minnesota Cattlemen’s Association. Other team members receive a $250 scholarship from the Minnesota Cattlewomen’s Association. The Junior Winner receives a $100 scholarship. Team members serve for one year and share positive beef stories with consumers at events throughout the state. In addition the senior winner goes on to compete in the National Beef Ambassador Contest in the fall of 2013. John Weber, MN Senior Beef Ambassador Winner for 2011 is currently serving on the national team. National winners have an opportunity to receive an internship with the USDA.

The state competition consists of activities that simulate those that will be done throughout the year as a Beef Ambassador. There are three areas of competition: a mock interview with media, a written response to a beef article, and a short presentation in a mock classroom setting.

For more information and an application form contact Marilyn Nickel, MN Beef Ambassador Coordinator at nickelm@centurytel.net or 507.227.0775. You can also contact Colleen Zenk, Director of Consumer Information at the MN Beef Council @ 952.854.6980 or colleen@mnbeef.org. Applications must be received no later than October 1, 2012.

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