03-20-18 National Cattlewomen Name Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program Winners

The 2018 winners of the Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program announced at the Cattle Industry Convention in Phoenix, Az. The three winners are (pictured center, left to right) Ashley Huntsberger, Smith, NV., Will Shelby, Madill, Ok., Taylor Evans, Mobile, Al., and Evelyn Greene, ANCW Collegiate Beef Advocacy manager. Each recipient receives a $2,000 scholarship.

National Cattlewomen Name Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program Winners

Scholarship Winners of $2,000

PHOENIX, AZ, FEBRUARY 2018 – Developing future beef advocates and leaders for the beef industry is the goal for the Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program.  The program is managed by the National Cattlewomen, Inc. organization.

The collegiate advocacy program matches the vision and purpose of the National Cattlewomen to ensure the advocates learn leadership skills and build knowledge for beef to carry forth in their careers for the beef industry.  This program is designed for college students. The program connects the collegiate advocates to the beef industry where they can have unlimited access to leadership, their peers on campus universities, cattlemen, cattlewomen and beef industry professionals.  

Three winners of the Collegiate Beef Advocacy Program selected for this year are Ms. Taylor Evans, Mobile, Al., Ms. Ashley Huntsberger, Smith, NV., and Mr. Will Shelby, Madill, OK. The announcement of the winners took place at the Cattle Industry Convention in Phoenix, AZ.  

During the year, the three recipients will create a beef advocacy program to execute on a college campus, within their community with an organization outside the beef community. This program helps collegiates develop their passion for beef advocacy by providing training, resources, and experiences.  The goal is to prepare college-aged students today to become tomorrow’s voice for the beef community.

Evans is an Agricultural Business & Economics major and minor in Animal Sciences at Auburn University – Auburn, Alabama.  After graduating in 2019, she wants to work with youth involved in Agriculture and is the daughter of Greg and Alison Evans of Mobile, Al.

Huntsberger is attending the University of Nevada, Reno majoring in Education, Human development, and minoring family studies, and after graduating, she plans to work on ranches and substitute teach, then eventually returning to her family ranch in Smith, NV as owner. She is the daughter of Dick and Linda Huntsberger of Wellington, NV.

The third winner is Will Shelby, a student at Connors State College in Warner, Ok and majoring in Animal Sciences with a pre-vet option.  Shelby has a career goal to be a veterinary like his dad Dr. Troy Shelby of Oklahoma Stock Yards. Will is the son of Dr. Troy and Merrily Shelby of Madill, Ok.

The American National Cattlewomen, Inc., consists of thousands of members from across the United States and has a 65-year history of uniting women in agriculture to focus on it core concepts of beef promotion, education, and legislation.  For more information about ANCW or how to join today, visit www.ANCW.org. For more information about the collegiate program email us at ANCW.CBAP@gmail.com.

Submitted to the BARN by:

Evelyn Greene, American National Cattlewomen, Inc.