The Nevada CattleWomen, Inc. and the Nevada Beef Council are teaming up to hold the statewide contest for selecting a Nevada Beef Ambassador in April 2015.  Last year was the first time in several years since a contest has been held in Nevada, and the Nevada CattleWomen couldn’t be happier with our 2014 Nevada Beef Ambassador, Ashley Buckingham of Paradise Valley, and all she has accomplished this last year.

Nevada CattleWomen are seeking a young person to once again represent the beef industry over the next year (April 2015-April 2016).  Ranching or agricultural experience is not required, but enthusiasm for sharing the story of cattle ranching in Nevada is a plus.

Applications are due March 15, 2015.  (Call Tracy Shane for possible deadline extension 775-934-5646.) The contest will be held the evening of April 7 in Mesquite, Nevada, just prior to the Nevada State FFA Livestock Judging and Clark County Fair and Rodeo events.  

There are two divisions in the contest (juniors 12-16 yrs, seniors 17-20 yrs) and the top senior will be selected as the Nevada Beef Ambassador for 2015-2016.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners in each division and cash incentives provided to all contestants who complete all three portions of the contest (issues statement, media interview, and consumer promotion).

The winner of the contest will receive an all expense-paid trip to the national contest in Denver, Colorado September 25-26, 2015 and other state events.  The winner will be expected to complete the Master’s of Beef Advocacy (MBA) online program and several beef education/promotion activities prior to the national competition.

Five state winners are selected to be on the National Beef Ambassador Team.  The national winners are given scholarships and travel to events around the country educating consumers about beef.  For more on the National Beef Ambassador program, see

To request an application or for more information about the Nevada contest in April, please contact Tracy Shane, Nevada CattleWomen President, at 775-934-5646 or