2019 Beef Ambassadors

2019 Beef Ambassador contestants from left to right is Anne Hodnett, a junior at Mayfield High School; Erika Garcia, a junior at Valencia High School; and Kiah Thompson, a senior at Clayton High School. 

The New Mexico Beef Ambassador Contest is directly sponsored by the: 


New Mexico CowBelles


with additional support from the 

New Mexico Beef Council

New Mexico Cattle Growers Association

Farm Credit of New Mexico, ACA

The New Mexico Beef Ambassador Program, managed by the New Mexico CowBelle organization, strives to provide an opportunity for youth to educate consumers and students about beef nutrition, food safety and stewardship practices of the beef industry. Beef Ambassadors tell their beef production story to consumers and students through promotion, education, media and the online environment.


The beef ambassador team is chosen at the state contest in Las Cruces.  During their year of service, the team will travel throughout the state to engage consumers and students with factual information regarding beef nutrition, food safety and positive stewardship practices through educational programs, presentations, special events and social media. 


State Contest 

Usually in April of each year

(Applications become available after the first of the year)

NMSU Campus, Las Cruces 

Held in conjunction with State FFA Career Development Events & Judging Contest 


Nancy L. Phelps

President Elect

Charity Ann Saulsberry

Vice President


Cathy Pierce


 Stephanie Avent

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