The Ohio Cattlewomen’s Association (OCW) is accepting applications for the inaugural Ohio Beef Ambassador Program (OBAP).
In March 2012, the OCW transitioned from the Ohio Queen of Beef contest to OBAP which was created to provide an opportunity for youth to share their story of agriculture, and effectively communicate and educate consumers on beef consumption and the industry.
“We’re excited about implementing this program to offer more opportunities for Ohio’s beef industry youth,” said Tonya Lohr, OCW president.
The first contest will be held on Jan. 26, 2013 at the Marriott Columbus Northwest in Dublin, Ohio in conjunction with the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association annual banquet. Ohio youth, male and female, ages 16 through 19 as of Sept. 1, 2012, are welcome to participate in the contest. A team of ambassadors will be selected at the contest and the highest scored contestant will represent Ohio at the National Beef Ambassador contest.
Applications are due Dec. 14, 2012 and can be downloaded at http://ohiocattlewomen.com/youth.html. Requirements and additional information for the contest can also be found online. Interested candidates are encouraged to follow OBAP on Facebook at, www.facebook.com/ohiobeefambassador.