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 

Friday, April 5, 2019 

NMSU Campus, Las Cruces 

1:30 pm—Check-In 

Held In Conjunction With State FFA Career Development Events & Judging Contest 

Entry Form
Registration Deadline is March 31, 2019 at 10:00pm

Entries can be submitted directly through the online submission form below or by downloading the application for mail or email submission.  Either form of application is acceptable.  For any further questions, please contact Casey Spradley, NM Beef Ambassador Chair at (719) 252-0520 or


Nancy L. Phelps

President Elect

Charity Ann Saulsberry

Vice President


Cathy Pierce


 Stephanie Avent

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