Arizona Beef Ambassador Program

Arizona Beef Ambassadors are passionate youth advocates for the Arizona beef industry. The winners are the official youth representatives of the Arizona State Cowbelles (ASC) and the beef community. The senior winner will travel the state sharing the story of beef from pasture to plate with consumers and students and will participate in the national contest. 

The purpose of the program is to provide Arizona consumers and students with positive nutritional, economic and environmental stewardship information related to beef consumption and the beef community. Participants learn how to effectively address issues and misconceptions, accurately share industry practices and promote the versatile uses of beef. 

In addition to receiving recognition for winning the Arizona Beef Ambassador Program, the senior winner receives a $1500 cash scholarship, awarded at the end of their term, and the opportunity to travel to statewide ASC and beef industry events. The Junior Beef Ambassador winner receives recognition and $50 cash award. 

The senior division is open to youth ages 17-20 and the junior* division is open to youth ages 10-16. Contestants under the age of 18 are required to have an adult chaperone. *The national junior division is 12-16*

2016 Arizona Beef Ambassador Contest

Registration Due: June 18, 2016 (emailing the form is preferred)

2016 Contest: June 25, 2016

2016 Arizona Beef Ambassador Contest Rules

2016 Arizona Beef Ambassador Application

Classroom Lesson Plan

Classroom Presentation Evaluation

Classroom Presentation Report

For questions or more information about Arizona's Beef Ambassador Contest, email committee chair, Katy Wright.


Introducing our 2016 Arizona Beef Ambassador,
Mollimae Griffin!


  The 2016 contest was held Saturday, June 25 and was open to youth ages 10 to 20. The winner of the senior division is Mollimae Griffin. Griffin was raised on her family’s ranch near Globe and has been actively involved in multiple aspects of the operation. Her upbringing on the ranch, along with active involvement in the FFA throughout high school, has shaped her into a strong advocate for the agriculture industry and has provided opportunities to develop her interest in teaching students. Mollimae will start her education at Gila Community College where she will seek her degree in agriculture education.  

As the senior ambassador, Mollimae will assist in promoting beef with Arizona consumers and will also receive a $1,500 scholarship at the completion of her year of service.

Introducing our 2016 Arizona Junior Beef Ambassador,
Kailee Zimmerman!

Kailee Zimmerman of Waddell won the junior division. Zimmerman is an active member of the 2T Ranch Show Team where she has exhibited steers and swine around Arizona, the Maricopa County Fair Junior Fair Board and is president of her church youth group. She has a passion for promoting American agriculture, especially the beef industry, and hopes to become an agricultural lawyer so she defend and advocate for this invaluable industry.

Kailee will receive a $50 cash prize and will travel to several events to help promote beef this year.



Past Arizona State Beef Ambassadors

2015   Mackenzie Kimbro
2014    Brooke Griggeory
2013   Tori Summey 
2012   Keili Summey
2011   Kelli Rovey
2010   Cheyenne Robinson
2009   Melissa Turner
2008   Crystal Noon
2007   Caitlin Williams
2006   Nick Lanford
2005   Amber Hruska
2004   Anna Groseta
2003   Nicolette Klump
2002   Caitlin Moss
2001   Ashleigh Beebee
2000   Katy Groseta
1998   Stephanie Wellert