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Arkansas beef industry seeks youth ambassadors

2013 Ark. Beef Ambassador competition is Nov. 9 at ATU; entry deadline is Nov. 1

10/4/2013 at 12:19 p.m.

The 2013 Arkansas Beef Ambassador competition will take place Nov. 9 at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. The deadline to enter is Nov. 1.

Beef Ambassadors are passionate youth advocates for the beef community who provide American consumers and students with positive nutritional, economic and environmental stewardship information related to beef consumption and the beef industry. Participants learn how to effectively address issues and misconceptions, accurately share industry practices and promote the versatile uses of beef. 

Any Arkansas youth between the ages of 9 and 20 is eligible to enter. There are three divisions: the Youth Division is for ages 9-12, the Junior Division is for ages 13-16, and the Senior Division is for ages 17-20.

Three monetary awards will be given in each division: First place will receive $150; second, $100; and third, $75. The $1,500 Arkansas CattleWomen’s Foundation Scholarship will be awarded to the first place winner of the Senior Division. The first place winner will also represent Arkansas at the National Beef Ambassador Competition in 2014. The first place winner of the Junior Division may also be invited to represent Arkansas in the Junior competition of the National Beef Ambassador Competition in 2014.

For more information, complete contest rules and a registration form, click here.

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