Ohio Beef Ambassador Program
The Ohio Beef Ambassador Program (OBAP) provides an opportunity for youth to educate consumers and students about beef nutrition, food safety and stewardship practices of the beef industry. The Beef Ambassador Team will promote the beef industry as they develop skills of leadership, communication and self-confidence. The Beef Ambassador Program seeks to educate team members about the beef industry so that they may be better prepared to tell their own story regarding agriculture. The OBAP is funded and organized by the Ohio CattleWomen's Association and the Ohio Beef Council.
OBAP to encourages young people to become involved with the beef industry and develop into the future leaders of the industry by gaining hands-on experience in the areas of education, promotion, and consumer awareness. OBAP promotes the beef industry in a positive and educational manor to consumers and students and encourages youth to wisely use resources to further their education and abilities while presenting beef information to consumers and those interested.
Requirements for Competition
To compete in the Ohio Beef Ambassador Program annual contest, participants must be 18-23 years of age as of January 1 of the competition year. Participants or their families do not need to be actively involved in the beef industry or belong to the Ohio Cattlemen’s or Ohio Cattlewomen’s Association or any other agricultural organization. Upon entrance into the OBAP, contestants must prepare a short statement (30 words or less) outlining their message to consumers. This statement will be used to compliment further performance during the contest to determine the programs strongest contestants. Individuals may compete for a place on the ambassador team as long as they are eligible or until they have been named the winner.
Ohio Beef Ambassador Application (74 KB)
Ohio Beef Ambassador Program Rules (178 KB)